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All about 22places

Who we are, what we do, and most importantly, why

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Hi, we’re Jenny & Basti: the founders of 22places, travelers, parents, photographers, bestselling authors and sunshine kids.

Together with our amazing team and fantastic authors, we work hard every day to make sure you get the best and most helpful travel tips in the world.

Why? Because we love traveling!

What can you find on 22places?

The things you really need

The world is full of travel blogs, but 22places is unique. We combine everything you need for your best travel experience: real recommendations with great attention to details, inspiring, and above all – always honest:

The most helpful tips for your destination.
Really good hotel tips you can rely on.
Is a city pass worth it for your destination?
Travel tips for traveling with kids.

Specific travel tips

The best travel companion

Imagine not having to search through 1000 pages of tips (only to end up even more confused), but finding everything you need in one place.

That’s exactly what we want to be for you: perfectly stocked carry-ons with the things you really need instead of an XXL suitcase full of “nothing to wear”.

We focus on what is really useful – for you, your travel planning and your travel experience.

It’s like asking your best friend for advice.

Photography tips

Take better photos

Do you want to take the kind of beautiful photos on your travels you always see from others? But you don’t know where to start?

We not only provide practical travel tips, but also easy-to-implement photography tips.

Choose the right photo equipment

Our team

We proudly present our amazing team. Without our great team members, our work would only be half as fun and our motivation would be nowhere near as high.

  • Julie

    Project Manager

  • Sarah

    Project Manager Content

  • Rebecca

    Online Editor Italy

  • Maja

    Online Editor

  • Jaike

    Online Editor

  • Larissa

    Online Editor

  • Laura

    Grafics + Back Office

  • 22places team member Julian team member Julian from 22places


    Online Editor Photography

  • team member Tina from 22places Tina from 22places


    Working Student

  • Anna from 22places 22places team member Anna


    Working Student

  • 22places team member Joelle Joelle from 22places


    Working Student

  • Nadia

    Editorial Assistant

The 22places story

So how did things come about with 22places? Good question!

Well, it was like this:

Once upon a time, on a gray October evening in 2014 at about 7 p.m., we were sitting at the dinner table with spaghetti all’amatriciana and some dry red wine and decided to completely turn our lives upside down. Sounds dramatic, but it actually wasn’t.

We simply knew that we wanted to live our lives more self-determined and free. Not defined by office hours and waiting for the weekend. Or the pressure of having to squeeze our travels into 24 days of vacation. That was especially dramatic for Basti.

So we planned our own online business, worked really hard for a year and made our dream come true to be able to work and live anywhere in the world.

That’s how 22places was born, and we’ve been happy every day since that there was that gray October evening (and the red wine) that pushed us out of our previous lives.

Then in October 2015, with our backpacks packed, we left behind our then home in Berlin to discover the world.

And since then, incredible things have happened.

Not only have we traveled the world, discovered breathtaking places, marveled at beautiful landscapes and met fascinating people, but with a lot of heart, sweat and perseverance we have also managed to make 22places the most read travel and photography blog in Germany.

And as if that wasn’t enough, we now also have two kids (crazy!) and have been juggling family, work and travel time ever since. At times more, at times less successfully. But well, that’s the way it must be.

Frequently asked questions

How do you make money?

This is probably the most frequently asked question and we like to talk about it quite transparently. This is how we make money:

Affiliate links:

In our articles we link to hotels, online tickets, city tours, city passes or even cameras or books in online stores from time to time. If you click on one of these links and then buy or book something, we get a commission.

Online photography course:

We offer an online photography course (in German) and generate income every time someone signs up for it.

German online shop:

We sell camera bags and photo backpacks in Germany via our online store.


We wrote a book (only available in German) that you can buy from our online shop, but also from any bookstore or Amazon. The link to Amazon is an affiliate link. So if you buy our book there, we get a small commission from Amazon and a small amount from the publisher. Yay!


Every now and then we publish sponsored articles and get money from a company for it. But we only do so occasionally and only if it really fits and we think the product is good. You can tell which articles are advertised by the word “advertising” in the upper right corner.

Is your opinion for sale?

No. Some people would like that, but we’re not interested. We only work with very select companies and only if we know or have tested their products or services and consider them to be recommendable.

If we don’t like something, we won’t recommend it to you.

It was important to us from the beginning that our business model works independently of cooperations with companies, without being dependent on permanently promoting any products and services.

That’s why we can reject 99.9 percent of all requests, because they don’t fit to us.

How many people read your articles?

There are quite a few of them. In April 2023, for example, there were more than 700,000 users on our website.

How up-to-date are your articles?

We regularly update our articles. Most of the articles are checked at least once a year. We check if something has changed (opening hours, prices etc.) and if the hotels, restaurants etc. we recommend in the article still exist.

Of course, sometimes the world spins faster than we can keep up. So if you notice that something is not correct, we would appreciate if you write us a short mail or leave a comment below the article.

I have another question!

Keep them coming!

If you have a question about a destination, it’s best to first check if we have already written about it. You can do so by searching above or by typing the destination + 22places into Google. Then you will immediately find all the articles we have on it.

If you still have questions, write a comment below the article. We will reply right there, so that other people can benefit from the answers.

For anything else, feel free to send us an email.