Jenny adores the majestic scenery of the Alps, as well as the rugged energy of Germany’s north. Her roots lie in the Ruhr area, a region that she finds culturally charming. As long-time Editor-in-Chief of the travel magazine reisen EXCLUSIV, Jenny has seen a lot of the world, yet she loves returning to the optimistic and cheerful attitude that Cologne, her chosen hometown, is famous for. She enjoys strolling through design stores, flea markets and delicatessen shops. Things she can’t get enough of: cream puffs with cherries, hazelnut ice cream cones, and gin and tonics at sunset. As long as it’s instagrammable, of course.
Ralf is half Rhinelander and half Dutch. He is a trained newspaper editor, as well as the author of over 30 books. He lives in Cologne and Amsterdam, where he also runs the travel blog, boardingcompleted. Ralf loves the North Sea, Pinot Noir from the Ahr region, Franconian beer and modern German vegetarian cuisine. Preferably all accompanied by the songs of the Hamburg rock band, Tocotronic.
English by birth, German by accident, Scott has lived in Bavaria for over 20 years. As Director of a boutique travel PR agency, he frequently travels abroad, but loves to take voyages of discovery closer to his adopted home of Augsburg. A passionate home chef and gastronaut, Scott is a staunch defender of classic German cuisine, in all its meaty, pickled, starchy goodness. When he’s not sat behind his laptop, travelling or in the kitchen, you’ll probably find him in a beer garden.
Linda is a true native of Cologne. A real “Kölsch Mädche”. The only thing about her home city that she can’t get along with is the hefty, meaty cuisine and the beer. Instead, she prefers to search out the latest vegetarian food trends – especially if that includes discovering particularly good cappuccinos, cheesecake and tapas. Sustainability is also important for Linda. Not just in the kitchen or in her wardrobe, but also when travelling. It’s another reason why Germany is at the top of her bucket list.