About Me and this Blog


Hi! My name is Katharina. Like many of you, I am not a full-time traveller. I have a hypothetical 9 to 5 job and work in the heart of London. I also go through the tedious experience of commuting every day. Most of my income is spent in rent and English weather is one of my favourite complaints.

Seeing this, it would be easy to get caught into routine – But the truth is, routine is not really my thing.

Katharina in Torres del Paine, Chile

I am active, curious and spontaneous. I hardly ever know where I will be or what I’ll be doing 2 weeks away from now – let alone 2 years. Since completing my Master in Finance in 2009, I have lived in Switzerland, Spain and the UK. In the same time, I have been trekking in Patagonia, climbing the Great Wall of China, scuba diving in Fernando de Noronha and hiking glaciers in New Zealand. All of this without quitting my full-time job.

While travel is my priority, I also enjoy spending my weekends exploring London’s neighborhoods, trying out gastropubs and restaurants and seeking new experiences.

Adventure is a state of mind.

It doesn’t require large amounts of time or money, but curiosity, enthusiasm and an open mind. Stepping out of our comfort zone and being eager to try something new, failing miserably and getting up to to try it again.

100 Miles Highway is where I share my adventures in expat life, travel and developing a global career.

And now the legal bit.

All pictures on this blog are copyright of 100 Miles Highway and taken by me (unless otherwise noted). I use my Fujifilm FinePix S9600 and Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W290 most of the time, and occasionally post photos taken from my iPhone or scanned pictures of my Lomo Diana F+. Please ask for permission before using and/or distributing these photos and always provide a link and citation back to the image.

This blog is my hobby, not my business. I do not make a living out of it. This blog is ad-free. I am happy to review relevant products by invitation, but will make my own mind up on whether to recommend them or not. I will always let my readers know if I got a free sample, meal or stay at the end of the post. Being this a non-commercial site, my integrity comes first.

Want to get in touch? Drop me an e-mail or contact me via Facebook or Twitter.

17 Responses to “About Me and this Blog”

  1. Desire'April 29, 2011 at 7:52 PM #

    found your blog over at for the love of blogs and i’m your newest follower. absolutely gorgeous photos! i’m also obsessed with traveling but am lacking in the funds, so i’ll stick around here and live vicariously through you :)
    Desire’ recently posted..fill in the blank friday

  2. LauraMay 8, 2011 at 2:35 AM #

    Visiting from the weekend wander. I am going to visit Switzerland for the first time this summer and am so excited to explore and see some of your photos!

  3. PatMay 22, 2011 at 9:31 AM #

    Grusse aus Geneva!
    I saw you wrote a comment on a my blog Spring Cleaning Tips from Small Countries and I looked up your blog and LOVED it. The photography is phenomenal. I have posted your site to my favorites list, so some of my readers can check out your page. You may enjoy this one http://pattymackz.com/wordpress/2011/05/20/help-i-am-becoming-a-social-media-junky/
    Look forward to following your travels. I have been to many of the places you show. I, too, am a bit of gypsy…Norwegian-American married to a Frenchman living in Switzerland, but I lived in Marburg for 2 yrs and Paris for 10.
    A bientot,
    Pat recently posted..Help! I am becoming a social media junky

  4. CherieMay 28, 2011 at 2:33 PM #

    Found you over at the FTLOB’s Coffee Talk hop! I am following you now and looking forward to reading your posts. I love Switzerland and I am now off to drink my cup of coffee and read your past posts…

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Cherie recently posted..Ambulance Girl

  5. SarahJuly 18, 2011 at 8:41 PM #

    LOVE that you’re such a traveller! Actually, it’s more like SUPER jealous! Seriously, I would LOVE to travel all over the world like you do!
    Sarah recently posted..once, i went to artscape

  6. michelleJuly 25, 2011 at 3:29 PM #

    My name is Michelle and I love food.
    I am new to the switzerland area, do you think you could recommend food blogs, restauratns, markets and all things YUMMm for me?
    I’m so lost….

    Thank you – specifically, nyon, geneva, lausanne… and anything else worth travelling to!!


  7. Siddhartha JoshiSeptember 13, 2011 at 7:15 AM #

    You have a nice blog, I am a follower now :)
    Siddhartha Joshi recently posted..The women of Tarnetar

  8. andrewAugust 8, 2012 at 9:03 PM #

    great blog, you have some great photos here!

  9. Carried By The WindAugust 31, 2012 at 9:58 AM #

    Very nice blog and congratulations for you’re trips!! We now follow you, so we can share something! We love travel too! so, se u soon!!


  10. JaniceOctober 25, 2012 at 8:15 AM #

    Your blog is one of my favorite wine & chocolate kind of night reads. I’ve particularly enjoyed your London posts because I’m thinking about moving there one day (I’m in the US now but I have a German passport so the move would be easy). Your style of writing makes me want to explore the world more.
    Great posts Katherina! Keep it up!

  11. Emma's Bucket ListJanuary 27, 2013 at 12:26 PM #

    Nice to find another travel blog worth following. I touch on travel too, though mainly as a feature of my bucket list… What’s your favourite place that you’ve been to so far?
    Emma’s Bucket List recently posted..Spectacular Fuerzabruta!

  12. EvyMarch 20, 2013 at 3:17 PM #

    Hi Katherina,

    Love your travel blog! You should drop by the Caribbean sometime and enjoy some warm sun and pristine beaches! Btw, do you accept guest posts on your travel blog, if you do, drop me a line! Meanwhile, keep living your dream!
    Love, Evy

  13. Sarah P | Travelling Is My PassionApril 4, 2013 at 11:55 AM #

    Hi Katherina,

    What a wonderful site you have! I’m inspired by how you’ve managed to live in so many different places in a short amount of time! I think your story adds a different (and much needed) perspective since you’re showcasing how to factor in travel whilst still holding down a dayjob! Travelling full-time is inspiring but it’s equally inspiring to see you balancing both travel and work! :D I don’t think the latter gets enough coverage sometimes in the blogging world!

    Settling in to read your archives now! Thanks for sharing your journey (:
    Sarah P | Travelling Is My Passion recently posted..Food Pilgrimage: The Chocolate Theatre Cafe in Windsor, England

  14. SamsonMay 24, 2013 at 1:09 PM #

    I am straightaway subscribing for the RSS feed and bookmarking your blog, what an amazing site have you got here! *digging into ur past* This is already interesting! :)
    Happy Trippin’! Cheers!

  15. TimMarch 20, 2014 at 1:28 AM #

    Travel is definitely akin to a drug for me and ever since that first trip I have been chasing that high. Thanks, Tim
    Tim recently posted..Wonders of the World


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