About us

To ramble
– to walk for pleasure, especially in the countryside;
– to talk or write in a confused way, often for a long time
(Cambridge English Dictionary)

Who rambles here?

We are Kevin and Franziska, an actuarial consultant and a policy evaluator who in their (very) early thirties decided to see what else might be out there.
We quit our jobs, put all our belongings into boxes and left our apartment to see the world. Our plan is to travel at our own speed, taking things slow, to fully experience culture, landscapes, language and people of the places we go to.

Girl taking picture on a mountain
Franziska in action

Franziska has taken slow travelling to the extreme, she just moved to the places she wanted to discover. She has worked in Ireland, Denmark and Belgium and studied in Germany and France. While travelling she enjoys learning new languages and taking pictures of all the new things she discovers. The trip to South America will be the first time she leaves Europe.

While Franziska is writing most of the blog, none of this would be possible without Kevin. He is the mastermind of finding destinations not only off the beaten track but far beyond it. He also keeps track of the travel budget. Kevin has travelled to many exotic destinations around the world but never was away from home for longer than 6 weeks.

What do we ramble about?

Kevin standing on a desert road, mountains in the background
Kevin planning the next steps

On this blog we will write about our current trip around South America and some other adventures.
Here you find our stories and photos. We want to share this adventure with you and give some practical tips in case you want to follow in our footsteps.

Over the next half year we will travel through South America, stops planned in Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Peru and Equador. We want to take long hikes, learn Spanish, and just breathe in, listen to, smell, taste and see this alluring continent.