Great to have you here!
We’re Jenny & Sebastian and we’re head over heels in love with photography and traveling! We turned our shared passion into our profession and now we’re living our dream!
Our lives and our work are completely location-independent and so we travel the world 365 days a year with our photography equipment and light luggage! Our mission: to find the 22 most beautiful places in the world.
On our travel blog, we share our best travel tips and photos.
In October 2014 our lives turned upside down. We decided to do our own thing and to make our lives and work location-independent from then on out. We wanted to see the world and work from anywhere we felt like visiting.
No sooner said than done.
Let us inspire you!
- Browse through our list of what to pack for trips to Southeast Asia and discover some incredible new destinations. Careful though – you might catch the travel bug!
- On Facebook and Instagram, we take you with us on our adventures. You can even get up close and personal with our Instagram Stories.
- We also always keep you up to date on Twitter and Pinterest and share our best travel and photography tips with you.
The people behind 22places
Yeah, that’s us. Sebastian and Jenny, two passionate travel photographers who are infected with chronic travel fever. However, we wouldn’t be where we are now without our terrific team.
Hi, I was born in 1986 and grew up in the tranquil town of Traben-Trarbach on the Moselle. But once I graduated from High School I stepped out into the world.
Before I moved to Berlin, I lived in New York as an au pair and studied in Breda (the Netherlands) and Budapest.
I bought my first camera in 2006 and fell for photography right away.
Of course I’m very lucky that photography and traveling go together so well. My camera equipment is always by my side. Oh yeah, and so is Basti.
Some day, I’d like to drive around the world in an old hippie van and wake up every morning with the wind blowing through the flowers in my hair, looking out onto the sea.
But until then, I’m very happy with public transport and Johnny. Yeah, that’s right, my bike – currently in storage in Berlin – is turquoise and has a name.
When people ask me how old I am, I always say I’m 28. Jenny doesn’t like it when I do that. She thinks I should be proud of every year and tell people how old I really am, not how old I feel.
OK, so I was born 1983 in beautiful Erfurt. I’ve always traveled a lot, and in 2006 I was joined by a faithful travel companion: my first proper camera.
Besides traveling and photography, I have two other great passions: food and football. So it’s a good thing that all those things go so well together.
What could be better than following a 90-minute kickaround somewhere in the Cambodian hinterland with my camera and then succumbing to the pleasures of local street food stalls? Exactly. Nothing!
22places grew so fast that at one point we needed to admit to ourselves that we couldn’t handle it by ourselves anymore.
Now, the two of us are real perfectionists and the mere thought of giving tasks to others gave us the chills.
While we were still resisting to take people on for our team, the list of ideas for 22places got longer and longer. We simply couldn’t start something new with all the daily workload. The everyday business took up all of our time.
So we jumped into the cold water: We absolutely needed a team!
Aside from our list of requirements being long, we needed to find employees that were willing to work without a permanent office.
We work from differing locations and in different time zones, after all. You need a whole lot of trust to your staff. How is that supposed to work – from one moment to the other?
By now we know: It works fantastic!
You want to find out more about our wonderful team now, right?
So why is 22places called 22places?
That’s the question we get asked the most! What does our name mean? To be honest, we hit on the name kind of by accident. We wanted it to have something to do with places or locations and have a number in front of it. The number 22 just sounded great and so we came up with 22places.
But we wouldn’t be us if we hadn’t thought of something extra, and so this idea wasn’t just the starting point for the brand 22places but also for our goal of creating a list of the 22 most beautiful places in the world.
Not all 22 places have been filled yet and the list is bound to change and evolve in the coming years. We’re already looking forward to all the beautiful places in the world that we’re still going to visit and are excited to see which ones make our list.
Our journey in pictures
Pictures often say more than a thousand words as the saying goes. In the last few years, we didn’t just turn our own lives upside down, but we’ve also traveled all over the world. Here are some impressions of our lives and our journey throughout the world. Of course you can find more pictures on our Instagram account.
The thing about advertising on 22places
Now and again we recommend products that we like and use ourselves. In our list of what to pack for Southeast Asia for example, we show you everything we have in our backpacks on our trip. If we recommend a product or a hotel, we include a link to it in an online store (e.g. Amazon) or on a booking site (e.g. booking.com).
If you buy or book something using these links, we get a small commission (e.g. 3%). Of course that doesn’t make it any more expensive for you, but that way you can help support the hard work we put into our passion project 22places.
Every now and then, a company will make us an offer to test a product or a hotel and then write about it. If the product is a good fit and we think it could be interesting for you too, then we’re happy to do it.
If we write about a product or a hotel as part of this kind of cooperation, then of course we always make sure to mention it in the post.
And you can be sure that we’ll never recommend anything we don’t approve of ourselves. We think it’s very important to report honestly and authentically about our experiences.
In all our posts, we’re always completely honest about our adventures, whether the experience was good or bad.