2023 May/June Croatia

One week cruise on a small boat along the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia
- Opatija
- Rab
- Tovarnele (Lun)
- Zadar
- Pucisca (Brac)
- Makarska
- Bol (Brac)
- Split

2022 (September) Pietra Ligure Tour und Tanz
One week of Rock Climbing and Salsa-Dancing
2022 May Porto, Portugal 4 days of Implement Strategy Tour with Mountainbiking
2022 April Cambrils, Spain One week of Gigathlon Training Camp
2021 November Nice, France Idiom Language School
Two weeks of language training
2021 October Pietra Ligure, Italy Tour und Tanz
One week of Rock Climbing and Salsa-Dancing
2020 October Greek Islands As my first two options (1. trip to the US for Tuck class reunion 2. Salsa/rock climbing vacations in Italy) were not possible I used the opportunity to travel one week to the Greek islands:
- Flight to Santorini
- Ferry to Paros
- Ferry to Myknonos
- Flight home from Mykonos

We had 25 to 30 degrees the whole week and thanks to Corona only very few people


2019 September Porto 4 days in Porto
2019 July South Tyrol 2 weeks of Via Ferratas and Hiking
2019 April Dubai 5 days in Dubai (Vida Downtown Hotel)
2018 December / 2019 January South of Spain Malaga - Ronda - Marbella - Gibraltar - Cdiz - Sevilla - Granada - Murcia - Alicante- Valencia


2017 December / 2018 (January) Cuba Three weeks of Salsa Dancing (mostly in Santiago de Cuba) and traveling to Viales, Cayo Largo and Havana (pictures)
2017 (October) Giverola One week of fun training camp in Tossa de Mar north of Barcelona (pictures)
2017 (September) Normandy One week of traveling in Normandy (pictures):
- Giverny (Claude Monet gardens)
- Fcamp (Falaise to Etreta)
- Cte Fleurie (Honfleur, Trouville, Deauville)
- Cte de Nacre (Bayeux, Omaha Beach, Utah Beach)
- Hike in the Orne Valley ("Suisse Normande")
- Mont Saint Michel
- Caen
2017 (November) Valencia Weekend-Trip
2017 (May) Croatia One week cruise on a small boat along the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia (pictures):
- Dubrovnik
- Mljet
- Korcula
- Hvar
- Sibenik (Krka National Park)
- Split
2017 (April) Hamburg Spent a couple of days in Hamburg after the Hamburg Marathon (pictures)
2017 (February) Kandersteg Tour und Tanz
One week of Skitouring and Salsa-Dancing in Kandersteg and surrounding valleys
2016 (December) / 2017 (January) Santiago de Cuba Two weeks of Salsa Dancing in Santiago de Cuba (pictures)
2016 (October) Pietra Ligure Tour und Tanz
One week of Rock Climbing and Salsa-Dancing
2016 (March) Sedrun Tour und Tanz
One week of Skitouring and Salsa-Dancing
2015 (December) / 2016 (January) Santiago de Cuba Stayed from 21 December 2015 to 4 January 2016 in this extremely vibrant city for Salsa dancing clcases (pictures)
2015 (September / October) USA (Grand Teton, Yellowstone, New England) One week in Wyoming, Idaho and Utah visting Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. One week in new England (Massachusetts Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont) visiting the White Mountains and the Hanover Upper Valley. (Pictures)
2015 (June) Denmark / Norway Did a one week cruise (05.06.2015-12.06.2015) with running adventures on the shores: Copenhagen, Alesund, Geiranger Fjord, Flam, Bergen, Copenhagen (Pictures)
2015 (April) Mallorca Did a weekend trip for a mental break to Mallorca. Stayed one night, had dinne in my favourite restaurant in Santa Ponca and did my favourite drive through the mountains (incl. Sa Calobra)
2014 (October) Morocco Did a two week road trip (21.10.2014 - 04.11.2014) through Morocco: Marrakech, Quarzatte, Efoud, Erg Chebbi (tent), F�s, Mekn�s, Rabat, Casablanca, El Jadida, Marrakech (Pictures)
2014 (September) Cruise Barcelona - Rotterdam Did one week cruise from Barcelona to Malaga - Vigo (Galicia) - Rotterdam on the world's largest cruise ship (Oasis of the Seas) (Pictures)
2014 (August) Dallas / Fort Worth Was for a three corporate day training at Deloitte University and used the preceeding weekend for some sightseeing (and shopping)
2014 (June) Provence Spent a long weekend in the Provence visiting Saintes Maries de La Mer, Gordes, Rouissillon, Vaucluse and hiking in the Regolon Gorge and the Ard�che Gorge
2014 (March) Cape Region, South Africa Spent a week with two weekend's participating in a Mountainbike and Cycling race on each weekend and cycling, hiking and sight-seeing in between
2013 (December) Valencia, Spain Spent a full weekend in Valencia, Spain, on short notice. A beautiful city which I can vividly recommend for a weekend trip (pictures)
2013 (November) Athens, Greece Stayed for a city visit after running the Athens Classic Marathon (pictures)
2013 (October) Hanover, New Hampshire Spent a weekend in Hanover, NH, while traveling to a business meeting in Minneapolis
2013 (September / October) South East Asia / Western Australia Did a cruise through South East Asia, followed by a 4 day rental drive through Western Australia from 14 September through 4 October:
- Singapore
- Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam
- Cambodia: Angor Wat (Siam Reap), Phnom Penh
 -Thailand: Bangkok, Koh Samui
- Indonesia: Lombok
- Western Australia: Perth, Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Augusta (Cape Leeuwin), Pemberton, Denmark, Albany, Fremantle
2013 (May) Cinque Terre Visited the Cinque Terre region in Liguria (Italy) with the five towns Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore together with the close by Portfofino, Genova, Porto Venere, Levanto and Sestri Levante. Stayed in a hotel in Moneglia (pictures)
2012 (December) / 2013 (January) Havanna Salsa Vacations Stayed from 26 December to 6 January for Salsa dancing classes (pictures)
2012 (November) Caribbean Cruise Cruise on the Coral Princess a fantastic floating city, cruising from Fort Lauderdale (Florida), to Aruba (Dutch Antilles), Cartagena (Colombia), the Pamana Canal, Lim�n (Costa Rica) and Grand Cayaman and back to Fort Lauderdale where we stayed a full day visiting the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area before flying home (pictures)
2011 (October) Provence (France) Stayed a week in the Provence in the South of France visiting Saintes Maries de la Mer, Arles, Montpellier, N�mes, Avignon, St. Tropez, Toulon, Cassis, Marseille, Aix en Provence, Mont Ventoux and various cute villages in the mountains (pictures)
2011 (July, August) Ecuador Stayed one month in Cuenca in a language school (pictures)
2010 (November) One week in Cario with excursions Excursions to the Pyramides, Luxor, Suez and Alexandria (pictures)
2010 (October) Long weekend in Istanbul I traveled to Istanbul for the Marathon and took advantage of this trip for some sight-seeing
2010 (September/ October) 10 Days in Hanover, NH / USA I traveled to Hanover for the Tuck School class reunion and stayed a while to network and to do trips to my favourite places
2010 (May) Weekend in Warsaw and Krakow I had to travel to Warsaw on business and stayed for the weekend
2010 (April) Training Camp Cambrils Spain  
2009 (November) Caribbean Cruise Cruise on the Caribbean Princess, a fantastic floating city, cruising from San Juan (Puerto Rico), to St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands), Road Town (Tortola, British Virgin Islands), St. John's (Antigua), Castries (St. Lucia),  Bridgetown (Barbados) and back to San Juan
2009 (August) Scotland Spent 16 days first visiting Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and then on a rental car trip through the Kingdom of Five, the Grampian Mountains, Loch Ness, the Highlands, the East, North and West Coasts, the Isle of Skyek, Glen Finnan, Loch Lomond, the Trossachs National Park and the Sirling Region
2009 (March) Cyprus Spent 9 days on Cyrpus in a running traning week and also managed to get in some sightseeing
2008 C�te d'Azur Spent a couple of days in Nice in the context of the Marathon des Alpes Maritimes Nice - Cannes (Marathon pictures)
2008 Lanzarote (Canary Islands, Spain) Spent ten days in a sport camp and took advantage to also visit this unique Volcano Island
2008 China (Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou) Spent a week in the Shanghai area to participate in the World Inline Cup Marathon in Suzhou and for some sight-seeing
2008 Spain Spent a week at the Costa de la Luz for a marathon preparation week
2007 Argentina After Buenos Aires Marathon I traveled through most parts of Argentina (Salta, Bariloche, El Calafate, Ushuaia, Peninsula Valdes)
2006 Japan Before and after Fukuchiyama Marathon I spent some time in Japan visiting.
2006 San Sebastian, Spain I flew to San Sebastian for a weekend to run the Behobia - San Sebastian 20k race. Running results.
2006 Hanover, NH I spent a good week in the Upper Valley
2006 Berlin For once had time to stay over a weekend after a business trip
2005 Amalfi Coast Spent ten days in the Gulf of Naples region in the South of Italy visiting Sorrento, Positano, Salerno, Paestum, Pompeji, Vesuvius, Capri, Ischia
2005 Budapest Spent a weekend in Budapest
2004 Brazil 12 days round trip through Rio de Janeiro, Iga�cu, Manaus (Jungle), Brasilia and Salvador de Bahia
2004 Madeira One week with a rental car on the Portoguese "Flower Island" off the coast of Africa
2004 Venice I've been too all kind of "Venices", the Venice of the North, Venice Hotel in Las Vegas and finally I've also made it to the real Venice.
2004 Cuba A 10 day trip from the North East (Pinar del R�o) to the South West (Santiago de Cuba) via Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cienfugeos, Cobre, Camag�ey, Bayano, Holgu�n
2003 Verona, Italy Did a day trip to Verona
2003 Manchester, UK Had the opportunity to steal away for an evening to Old Trafford in Manchester while working in London
2002 Peru and Bolivia Traveled in Peru and Bolivia where I visited Lima, Arequipa, Lake Titicaca (Isla del Sol), La Paz, Cusco and Machu Picchu
2002 Formula One Grand Prix, Monaco Spent a weekend in Nice (C�te d'Azur) from which I went to the Film Festival in Cannes (Saturday) and the Formula One Grand Prix in Monaco (Sunday)
2002 Lake Garda, Italy Spent part of Easter on Lake Garda.
2001/02 USA (Hawaii, California, Nevada, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York) Traveled one month through the Hawaiian islands of Maui, Kauai, Big Island and Oahu. Visited friends in the (extended) Bay Area and the East Coast on may way back
2001 Switzerland Had a great two weeks of vacation visiting family, friends and having some adventures:
2001 Mount Cook, New Zealand The Mount Cook region is as beautiful as the Swiss Alps. I had a fantastic time curing my missing of the mountains.
2001 San Antonio, Texas One week trip for a corporate seminar


New Zealand

Drove through the North Island. Highlights:

  • Dolphins in the Bay of Island

  • Giant Kauri trees in the Kauri forest

  • Caving in the Waitomo caves (abseiling through waterfalls and crawling through half flooded  holes in a wetsuit)

  • Mount Taranki (2,500 meter high volcano rising from sea level)

  • Rotorura (volcani activity and Maori culture)

  • Skiing in Whakapapa on a volcano

  • Napier (world largest Art Deco city)


Himalayas (Ladakh)

Trekked almost four weeks in the Indian part of the Himalayas and climbed Mount Stok Kangri (6,153 meters, 20,187 feet)



Stayed six weeks in Switzerland and had great fun (e.g. paragliding, canyoning, mountaineering)


USA (Colorado, Utah), i.e. skiing Out West

Visited Denver, Arches National Park and Salt Lake City, Skied in Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Aspen, Park City, Deere Valley


Australia (New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Northern Territories)

New Zealand (South Island)

Worked three months in Sydney

Visited Barrier Reef, Melbourne, Great Ocean Road, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Katja Tutja (Olgas), Kings Canyon, Canberra

Visited (and skied in) Queenstown, Te Anau, Milford Sound, Wanaka, Franz Josef, Christchurch



Cuernavaca, Taxco, Oaxaca


USA (New Hampshire)

Lived and studied two years in Hanover New Hampshire

Visited New York, Boston, various places in Vermont, Acadia National Park (Maine) etc. etc.


USA MBA Evaluation Trip

Kenan Flagler, Fuqua, Darden, Wharton, Stern, Harvard, Tuck, Kellogg


Mexico (Yucatan Peninsula)

Visited Cancun, Tulum, Chetumal, Chicanna, Calakmul, Edzna, Campeche, Uxmal/Kabah, Merida, Chichen Itza


South Africa

Visited Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, Stellenbosch, Franschoek, Cape L�Agulhas, Mossel Bay, Knysna, Outdshoorn, Tsitsikamma National Park, Pelltenberg Bay, Port Elizabeth, Addo Elephant Park, Mountain Zebra National Park, Bloemfontein, Kimberly, Sun City, Pilansberg National Park, Sandton (Johannesburg)


USA (Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina)

Visited Atlanta, Chattanooga, Nashville, Huntsville (NASA), Memphis, Natchez, New Orleans, Pensacola (Blue Eagles), Panama Beach, Jekyll Island, Savannah, Charleston


India (Delhi, Rajasthan)

Visited Delhi, Agra (Taj Mahal), Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Amber, Nalwalgarh, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur



Visited Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong, Bali


Spain (Madrid, Andalucia)

Lived one month in Malaga to learn Spanish

Visited Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla, Gibraltar, Ronda, Marbella, Mijas


USA (Massachusetts), Canada (Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta)

Visited Boston, Montreal, Quebec City, Tadoussac, Chicoutimi, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Frazer Canyon, Harrison Hot Springs, Wells Grey Park, Jasper, Banff, Calgary


Mexico (Morelos)

Lived one month in Cuernavaca to learn Spanish

Visited Mexico City, Acapulco


France (Cote D�Azur)

Lived one month in Nice to learn French

Visited Monaco, Cannes, San Remo, Grasse



Visited Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Pokhara, Tansen, Butawal, Royal Chitawan National Park


France (West Coast)

Lived one month in La Rochelle to learn French

Visited Loire Valley, several Islands off La Rochelle


USA (New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, DC, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida

Visited New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Williamsburg, Chaleston, Savannah, Daytona Beach, Cape Canaveral, Orlando (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT), Everglades, Key West, Miami, Miami Beach


UK (Devon/Cornwall)

Lived three months in Torquay to learn English

Visited Exeter, Dartmouth, Dartmoor, Plymouth, Bath, Wells, London, Landsend


USA (California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada)

Visited San Francisco, LA, San Diego, Tijuana, Tuscon, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Las Vegas, Yosemite Valley, Lake Thaoe, Reno


Short Visits

Paris (1986)

Alsace (1991, 1992, 1994)

Milano (1992)

Brussels (1994)


London (various)

New York City (various)

Tuscany incl. Florence, Siena, Pisa, Isola Elba (1994)

Rome (1995)

Vienna (1989)

Hong Kong (1999 second visit after 1993)

etc. etc.