Travel reporter, book author
Stephan Orth, born in 1979, wrote his first book as a six-year-old, entitled "The 10 Soldiers" (as yet unpublished). Later studied English, psychology and journalism. From 2008 to 2016, he worked as an editor in the travel section of SPIEGEL ONLINE before becoming an independent author. Owns five backpacks, four sleeping bags and three tents, but no rolling suitcase. He has written books about his couchsurfing adventures in Iran, Russia and China, all of which were on the SPIEGEL bestseller list for weeks. Couchsurfing in Saudi Arabia" has just been published.