Why are we doing what we’re doing?
Katja & Réda
She is from Slovenia, he is from Morocco. We live in Germany after having lived in Paris for 10 years.
We are passionate travelers and refuse being tourists. We always try to find ways to talk to the locals, eat where they eat and speak their language.
We love traveling. It makes us step out of our daily routine, discover other cultures and learn from them. We’ve traveled in over 50 countries and our bucket list is way from being empty.
We’re not big planners though. Katja actually doesn’t like planning at all. Réda loves being spontaneous but he plans trips like engineering masterpieces.
Before funding Time to Trawell, during our trips, we often documented our memories by writing on restaurant napkins and shop receipts – and then lost them somewhere later on. We’ve traveled so much that we’ve become very comfortable traveling to places we’ve never been to. Sometimes maybe too comfortable.
We’ve realised that we often THINK we know how to travel because traveling nowadays seems pretty easy. However, by NOT planning the essential parts of our trips properly, we actually keep making silly mistakes that spoil our trips but can be easily avoided. Planning a trip can be a lot of fun but it van also be quite overwhelming or boring. This is when we got the idea: it doesn’t need to be overwhelming or boring. We started thinking about smart, practical and stylish way of planning trips.
But we weren’t happy with simply helping people plan their trips. We actually wish for all tourists and travellers to become more mindful about our travel footprint and the way we travel.
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