Monika is a journalist, blogger and writer. From mid-2017 to mid-2018 she took a break with her family: husband Andi, their children Paul, Fannie and Liv (at travel time 12, 10 and 5), golden retriever lady Charlie and Monika crossed Europe in a van and learned a lot. The year continues to have an effect, even today, one and a half years after the trip. Monika has written a book about their time abroad, the draining time prior to the trip, the journey with school-age children and about coming home to the same place, but to a changed life. Her book 'Auf nach Neuland' has been published by Benevento Verlag.