And hate it to be called a tourist.

For me, travelling has always been a passion.

I always prefer to find interesting new places then to walk down the beaten path.

I’ve done urban camping, AirBnb, couch surfing and loads of hostelling.

Travelling to me means to get to know places the local way, not the tourist’s way. I’d also prefer to be able to speak the languages of all the countries I’ve been to, but that’s a different story. At least I speak English, with most German tourists demanding people to speak German wherever they go.

But travelling also means to get to see the ‘not so nice’ places and to meet people less fortunate than oneself. That’s  why I really like the idea of travelling responsible (what to me mostly is eating and buying local).

That’s why I love the idea of the social keychain by Traveller Collective.

It’s a 100% (sic) leather clip with a keyring on it. That keyring then contains washers (also known as spacers) engraved with the aberrations of all the countries you’ve visited. They provide 10% (sic) to education in one of the least privileged areas in the world, that be Ethiopia in Africa.

And: the product is handmade in Vancouver, Canada, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.