Sarah · Adventurer · Squirrel

Sarah Bauer, Herten, German Blogger of Lonelyroadlover and photographer at krokographie

I'm Sarah from Germany, 33 years young, travel lover and outdoor crackpot. I wand to inspire you to face your fears, go for your dreams, walk off the beaten track, break free from routines that don't make you happy, and get going. Always straightforward, honest and with a good portion of humor and passion.


I came a long way from being an unhappy employee to being a female entrepreneur and freelance author. I traded a safe but dismal job for working remotely and independently from almost anywhere. Somewhere along the line I gave up on most of my possessions and found freedom in living with very few posessions. In the midst of all this I found my soulmate 6000 miles away from home. This is how I ended up in an intercultural long-distance relationship with an age gap - and in the wild wild woods.


This blog will hopefully make you laugh out loud, (re)think things and maybe even spill a tear - all at the same time. Find hilarious travel and outdoor adventures, philosophical thoughts on life and death, and the courage to step out into the world to go on your own journey to happiness.

"Nobody can tell you exactly about the purpose of life, but one thing is for sure, It’s not being the richest man on the cemetery."

Sarah Bauer, Herten, German Blogger of Lonelyroadlover and photographer at krokographie

The chronology of madness:



  • City trips to all kinds of capital cities in Europe
  • Working for various newspapers, magazines and press offices in Germany
  • 2014: Bachelor of Arts, Journalism & Public Relations
  • 2015-2017: PR and social media geek in an art museum


  • Living my childhood dream and traveling the USA solo for 4 months
  • Traveling Japan by train
  • Jumping into the next best full-time job, realizing I can't do it anymore, quitting after one week


  • Founding my own media agency and starting to work as a freelance copywriter, author and photographer
  • Traveling through Southern Europe with cars, trains and friends for three months
  • Falling hopelessly in love with my best friend and soulmate from the USA - meeting in Paris
  • Buying a Tiny House in Germany and renovating it completely by myself with self-taught skills


  • Founding the media agency frei getextet with a business partner
  • Getting diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (incurable chronic bowl inflamation)
  • Traveling six months through Europe and the USA
  • Losing my uncle to cancer
  • Selling my Tiny House and moving into a shared house with my supercool over 90-year-old grandpa


  • Escaping to Canada over night, a minute before all borders close (covid), to be together with my boyfriend
  • Traveling 2.500 miles solo through Germany for 1 month
  • Reuniting with my boyfriend in Croatia after being separated because of covid-border closures for 4 months
  • Circumnavigating the covid-EU/US travel ban by traveling through Aruba and then staying with my love in the USA until the end of the year.


  • Turning 30 and gifting myself with long-desired dreadlocks
  • Going on roadtrips through Luxembourg and Switzerland
  • Circumnavigating the covid-EU/US border closures again by traveling through Costa Rica and onwards to the USA
  • Publishing of my German book "Angst ist keine Ausrede" ("Fear is no Excuse") by National Geographic
  • Roaming through the Southwest of the USA for a month with my love and a tent
  • Starting my book reading tour through Germany


  • Railtripping through Spain and roadtripping through Iceland, the Northwest of the USA, Albania and Ecuador
  • Becoming co-author of the German book "Wieder da und doch nicht hier" ("Back again and yet not Here") by Delius Klasing
  • German TV station WDR produces a documentary about our long-distance age gap relationship
  • My boyfriend gets diagnosed with stage 4 cancer


  • Our life turns into a living bucket list - with some luck and therapy we may have another 2 years left
  • Winter trip to the Arctic Circle in Alaska
  • Becoming co-author of the German book "Abenteuer Heimat" ("Homeland Adventures") by Delius Klasing
  • Standing by my love while he is undergoing tough chemotherapy
  • Roadtripping through Norway
  • Walking the Coast to Coast Trail through England - 192 miles on foot (only 3 months after chemo)
  • German TV station VOX produces an uplifitng and encouraging documentary about our fight against cancer
  • Traveling Nepal by bus
  • My grandpa dies only 50 days before his 100th birthday


  • Back to solopreneurship as a freelance author and copywriter at Texthörnchen
  • Speaking engagements and travel talks across Germany throughout the winter
  • Short trip back to Paris
  • Roadtrip New Zealand

There is no life B. You either do it or regret it later.

"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."

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