In this Celebrity Travel Addicts Q&A we chat with my German brother from another mother Michael Ankermüller from Blog Boheme. Learn how this journalist turned to a life of fashion, lifestyle and travel into full time career. See the destinations he loves, what types of cuisine he enjoys and where he is headed next!
How did your passion for travel get started?
I always loved traveling even though I didn’t travel so much when I was a child. For my family it was not so easy to afford holidays with four children. In the beginning I mostly traveled within Bavaria and did my longest trip through Europe when I was 17. During this trip I realized that I really want to travel my entire life which is still my plan.
How many days/weeks are you traveling in any given year? What are the types of places do you like to visit?
I would say that I’m traveling around 1/3 of the year. Nature, mountains, beaches and of course cities just make me happy.
What is it that you want audiences to gain/ learn from your articles and fashion style?
To me it’s important to add value to my stories so that readers really feel and explore the same moments as I did. The most amazing part of my job is to share my passion with others. No matter if it’s related to fashion, good food, design, art or literature, my blog is a platform to connect with others.
Name your top three destinations you’ve traveled?
How many countries have you visited so far?
Around 25 countries.
Your top three favorite cuisines?
Italian is my favourite.
Then creole / Indian.
Austrian food. Kaiserschmarrn or Schnitzer after skiing – priceless.
Favorite restaurant in the world?
There are way to many excellent restaurants on this earth. A few months ago I visited Antwerp and had dinner at Seppe Nobels at Graanmarkt 13. The dishes there were world-class.
Your favorite travel movie?
Into the Wild, 2008 Sean Penn
Favorite international airport?
Frankfurt am Main
City with the friendliest people?
Your favorite traveling companion?
My girlfriend Laura
Best way you kill time while traveling?
Writing and reading.
What is the most exotic place your career has taken you?
The rainforest in Mauritius.
Your best bit of travel advice for someone who is about to embark on a life of travel?
Find ideas, connect with others and keep life and traveling as simple as possible.
What are 4 things you could never travel without?
I can’t travel without my iPhone, camera, note book and my Macbook.
What is your ultimate dream destination?
I’d say Fiji and Tahiti at the moment.
Your favorite travel quote?
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine
Where to next?
Cuba in March.
I’ve studied German, history, philosophy and media and culture sciences majoring in journalism. Furthermore, I freelance as a journalist, social media consultant/manager and professional blogger. I am living in Berlin at the moment. See you guys.