Our Travel Codex

naturally sustainable

Live sustainably during our travel

Get out your fire­works, fumig­at­ing candles, bibles, legis­lat­ive texts or oth­er cere­mo­ni­al items! We are per­form­ing an oath on our travel codes:

OUR TRAVEL CODEX

Hereby we, Vivi­ane and Stef­fen, sol­emnly prom­ise today, on 1st of June 2018, to travel as sus­tain­ably as pos­sible, with a min­im­um eco­lo­gic­al foot­print, and to fol­low the fol­low­ing prin­ciples to the best of our know­ledge and abil­it­ies, but without guar­an­tee­ing the com­plete­ness and cor­rect­ness of them:

No air­planes & no own car

We say NO to motor­ized fly­ing objects. In this group also belong ufos, but elec­tric air­planes are ok. On top of that, we will use sus­tain­able modes of trans­port­a­tion e.g. our feet, bikes, bus, train, ships etc. Hitch­hik­ing is an appro­pri­ate means to also use motor­ized cars. Neither the wild­est forests nor the deep­est oceans can keep us from achiev­ing this goal.

Slooooooow Travel

We have time and so we travel in slow motion, sim­il­ar to the slo-mos in Mat­rix. We are stress-res­ist­ant and always relaxed. For the first trip we have sched­uled to ride on aver­age 30 km per day with our bikes.

Respect!

We will respect people, their per­son­al­it­ies, habits, tra­di­tions and cul­tures. Whenev­er pos­sible or neces­sary, we will adapt to them, e.g. regard­ing our clothes and food.

Good Food

We love food, espe­cially when it is eco­lo­go­cial, fair, slow, vegan, region­al and sea­son­al, from small-scale farm­ers and tra­di­tion­ally pro­cessed. Simply Slow Food. Nev­er­the­less, it is very dif­fi­cult to get those “super foods” while trav­el­ing, par­tic­u­larly as we only have 10 Euros per day to spend. We are aware of that and will try to find the best com­prom­ises. At least Food­shar­ing is one way not to starve in Ger­many and Aus­tria.

Best equip­ment

Bought, used once, broken, scraped… That would not hap­pen to us, as we set a high value on longev­ity – the term “planned obsol­es­cence” is not known to us.

SDGs

We sup­port the Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals (SDGs) and tell about them where suit­able, e.g. here. Espe­cially SDGs 14 and 15, the life under water and on land, are import­ant to us.

Sleep with a clear con­science

We will couch­surf and camp for all we’re worth. Hotels and oth­er tour­ist­ic acco­mod­a­tions are no-no, except they are really sus­tain­able and have a ser­i­ous eco-cer­ti­fic­a­tion. For­tu­nately there are more and more of those.

Long-last­ing rela­tion­ships

We wish to get to know people and stay in con­tact with them. There­fore we cre­ated this web­site to stay con­nec­ted and always have a clear memory of the great and inspir­ing people we met. We will do our best to stay in con­tact and to learn from each oth­er.

We love nature

We respect nature and take care not to unne­ces­sar­ily dis­turb anim­als and nat­ur­al goods of our plan­et.

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