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Hey there!

Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Tim from Germany, but I like to call the world my home. I’m a travel addict and have lived in 5 countries and had adventures through more than 60.

Growing up, I saw all those beautiful photographs of incredible beaches in the caribbean, luxury hotels and villas and people doing all kinds of exciting stuff. I dreamed of visiting all these remarkable places one day, staying in extravagant hotels, flying first-class planes and living a luxury lifestyle.

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“It is time to stop dreaming your life and start living your dreams”

In 2010 I enrolled at university in The Netherlands with International Tourism Management as my course. I also did a minor in Event Management in Bali and Bangkok and worked for a tour operator in Costa Rica. And this is where it all started.

I did not want to waste my time in a nine-to-fiver job and only get to spend some quality time during holidays. Instead of applying for jobs related to my course, I went hitchhiking through France, Switzerland and Netherlands. Soon I was broke and had to earn money to continue travelling. Luckily, I was accepted as a seasonal flight attendant. I worked for 6 months during high season and continued travelling throughout the remaining 6 months.

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“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ― Augustine of Hippo

In October 2015 I launched my own travel and lifestyle blog. Soon, I started receiving invitations from world-class hotels, fancy restaurants and tour operators. Tourism boards asked me to write about their destinations.

And here I am now, a 26-year-old German guy from a middle-class family who is eager to turn all his dreams into reality. On that note, I want to leave you some words of wisdom: “The distance between dreams and reality is action.” If you want to achieve your dreams, act now! Life is short and there never will be a perfect time for you to live your dreams.

Universal Traveller – Luxury Adventure Travel

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30 Responses to "About Me"

  1. Hitch-Hikers Handbook  August 12, 2014

    Wonderful and inspiring blog, Tim! Thanks a lot for following us on Twitter! Travel safe and keep up your great work!!

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  2. Coconut Sports  February 25, 2015

    Bin gerade auf deinen Blog gestoßen. Lustig – bei mir ist es ganz ähnlich 🙂 Ich blogge und mache seit diesem Jahr nebenbei das JAZ. Allerdings in München. LG Franzi

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    • universaltraveller  February 25, 2015

      Hi Franzi. Danke für deine Nachricht. Dein Blog ist richtig cool!!! Gute Idee Sport mit Reisen zu verbinden. Ich bin auch gerne immer sportlich aktiv beim reisen und eigentlich immer in Bewegung 🙂 Ich gehe ab März auf Strecke, kann es kaum erwarten 🙂 Liebe Grüße aus Mainz, Tim

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      • Coconut Sports  February 25, 2015

        Lieben Dank! Das Kompliment kann ich direkt zurückgeben – dein Blog gefällt mir wirklich sehr, sehr gut. Schade, dass du in Frankfurt fliegst 🙂 Ich bin gerade in Sao Paulo und nächsten Monat gehts noch nach D.C. und Peking. Bin mal gespannt, was dann den Sommer über so alles kommt 🙂 Werde deinen Blog auf jeden Fall weiter verfolgen. LG

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        • universaltraveller  February 28, 2015

          Danke 🙂 Ja, das ist wirklich schade. Es wäre bestimmt cool mal zusammen zu fliegen 🙂 Nach Sao Paulo würde ich auch mal gerne. Ich fliege nächste Woche nach Dubai und Rioooo 🙂 Wir bleiben auf jeden Fall in Kontakt 🙂 Liebe Grüße, Tim

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  3. Mellissa Williams  August 8, 2015

    You sound incredibly adventurous with a real lust for life. I look forward to reading about all your adventures Tim!

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  4. Carol  August 8, 2015

    You have the perfect job then that will allow you to visit the world and live your dream! Congratulations on finding your passion very early in life, preparing for it well, and getting it!

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  5. So interesting. I often think Europe has a better handle on University than the US does. Those are things I’d never had a chance to study. Mind you I loved my history degree, but it isn’t nearly applicable to the real world. Sounds like you’ve had some amazing journey’s already. Love the Augustine quote. Thanks for sharing.

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    • universaltraveller  September 8, 2015

      Yes, I was really lucky with my studies. Though most things I have learned while travelling 🙂

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  6. Lois Alter Mark  August 9, 2015

    So great to learn more about you! I’m glad you’re getting to live your dream, and I’m looking forward to following your adventures!

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  7. Bethaney  August 9, 2015

    Hey Tim. Nice to “meet” you virtually! Look forward to reading your blog.

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  8. Teacaketravels  August 9, 2015

    I wholeheartedly agree that you need to go ahead and experience things first hand yourself. When people tell me about a place, I politely decline to look at their photos actually >< I want to see that place with my own eyes 🙂 It's great to find out more about you and I can't wait to read your stories! Go Tim!

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    • universaltraveller  September 8, 2015

      That’s so true! I also actually never read guide books or plan anything beforehand. I prefer just walking around and getting lost. That’s in my opinion the best way to experience a new place.

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  9. Bethany Dickey  August 9, 2015

    Love hearing a summary of all the places you’ve been!

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  10. Sophie R  August 10, 2015

    Great about page. Sounds like you’ve been on an adventure for the past couple of years and it looks like you’ve found the perfect job which allows you to travel!

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  11. Alana  September 8, 2015

    Hey Tim! First, I have to say I love the look and layout of your blog, nicely done! Second, what a cool story you have. You’ve really made travel your life! Looking forward to reading through your site!

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    • universaltraveller  September 8, 2015

      Hey Alana. Thank you so much 🙂 I am happy that you like my blog. Travelling is my life, yes 🙂

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  12. KISHOR KHATIWADA  November 10, 2016

    HI TIM NAMASTE
    THIS KK FROM ROYALTENSHITREKS. YOU HAVE SUCH NICE BLOG.
    WHERE ARE THIS DAYS. DID YOU WENT TO MOUNTAIN ?

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  13. bitzofmyworld  March 1, 2017

    Which airline do you fly for? That sounds like the dream job!

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    • Tim Kroeger  March 22, 2017

      Hi Emily! I am flying for Lufthansa. It is really the perfect job to travel the world 🙂

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