Best Time 2 Travel | About Me

About Me

 

I am Micha, currently living close to the Alps and Neuschwanstein Castle. I infected my husband Markus with the travel bug, and he joins me most of the time. 

My husband and I on a trail in lush vegetation.
This is Markus and I in the Moanalua Valley in Oahu, Hawaii - Haiku Stairs

My passion is travelling and photographing. I took and take most of the pictures in all my guides, a few were taken by my husband Markus and some by my best friends and brother René. A good picture can express more than a thousand words, especially if you are looking up a hidden gem like Yellow Rock or the poorly marked hiking trail to The Wave in Arizona. Yes, we won the famous Wave permit in September 2023.

A hiker on Yellow Rock in GSENM
This is Yellow Rock in Utah at the Cottonwood Canyon Road.

I got photography lessons from the professional photographer Chris Engel, a good friend of mine. However, it is more than learning skills, passion and the idea behind the photo are essential. Initially, I studied economics and worked at the headquarters of a big fashion company before my hobby became a full-time job.

Gas BBQ in the New England N.P. campground area
Markus prepares our dinner in Australia in the New England Rainforest.

Being one with nature, enjoying good food, and my camera is all I need. My camera is permanently joining me to capture magical moments when I've been out and about. My other passion is music - I can't live without it.

I with my Olympus Camera in the US.
I took plenty of pictures at Mono Lake.

My actual camera is my Olympus OM-D EM 10 Mark IV. I love this camera because it takes great shots and 4K footage. Today, I am focused on pictures and videos. A one-minute short or video can explain much more to determine if this is a place you want to visit.

Please support me and subscribe to my YouTube Channel to find more ideas on where to travel next. With AI-generated content, it became more challenging for you as a traveller to find honest tips from real experts and for me to keep this website running. I depend on ad revenue and affiliate links, but unfortunately, it only covers my expenses nowadays.

A woman climbs up the key section in Peek-A-Boo
It was a hard climb for me in the Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon.

You can mainly find hidden gems and hikes off the beaten path, like in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, or extraordinary places like Land Diving in Pentecost or the Puffins on Lunga Island at best time 2 travel. 

I started the initial project, www.whentobewhere.com, in 2015 to share magical places and the best time around the world with others. I was the first who wrote about the best time to visit the reason for our success.

A "When to be Where" travel tag at my backpack.
My former website and travel tag, "When to be Where".

However, sometimes, things happen in life that you have no control over because you trusted the wrong person: your "best friend" and brother-in-law. That's my story behind it.

In January 2021, I started my second project and website, www.besttime2travel.com, with the support of my family and friends. Check out my contributors if you wish to know more about my lovely friends worldwide and my beloved brother René in the back.

The bt2t Team at Brighton Beach Boxes in Melbourne
Markus and I with my friend and developer Rik at Brighton Beach Boxes in Melbourne.

My goal is to provide "people-first content" to you. I am not one of the many fake websites that copy text with AI from others and never went there. I only give honest advice and want you to have an outstanding experience; therefore, I checked out all my recommendations before. Sometimes, I advise against a trip like Adam's Peak in Sri Lanka.

Ursa Beach and sunbathers.
The spectacular Ursa Beach in Portugal.

My second home country is my beloved Portugal, where most of my relatives live. We visit them annually in the Lisbon area. That's why I added many places, also overlooked beaches, from this truly beautiful country and the islands of Madeira and Azores.

I need your support to grow. If you like best time 2 travel or one of my magnificent places worldwide, please share it on social media.

After more than one million visitors annually with my trademark "When to be Where", it was hard to do a restart from scratch, to continue running besttime2travel, I depend on affiliate partners and advertisements at no extra cost to you so that I can earn a small commission.

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A catamaran boat on River Targus
Definitely one of my favourite tours on Targus River in my second hometown town, Lisbon.

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A woman reading a book at the sea
My favourite books by Veronica Henry keep me hooked until the final page. 

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Hotel Pragser Wildsee
The Pragser Wildsee Hotel has the best location and an excellent chef.

One of the most beautiful spots for an overnight stay is Pragser Wildsee or Lago di Braies in the Dolomites. You can also support me by clicking on the link above to book your hotel around the globe. 😊

Which Camera Do I Use?

Most of my shots were taken with my Olympus OM-D EM 10 Mirrorless Micro-Four-Thirds camera. I love it so much because it’s not too big for my hands and I can carry it easily everywhere. The outstanding EVF is extremely bright and works ideally outdoors. I never go without my camera.

Micha take a shot from the dunes
Taking a shot with my OM-D EM10 at Maspalomas Dunes in Gran Canaria.

I used a Mark II and Mark III, and now the OM-D E-M4 to take 4K footage.

Olympus OM-D 10 camera and lenses on a table
Olympus OM-D E-M10 and my Panasonic Lenses

My day-to-day lens is a Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60 mm. The Micro-Four-Thirds Sensor makes it easy to use Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300 mm, which is equal to a 200-600mm lens for an APS-C Camera for shooting long range.

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Picture Theft or Stolen Images

Are you wondering why I am using such a big logo now? I refused to do it for six years for an outstanding user experience, but hundreds of my pictures are used to generate revenue without my permission or any credit. If you wish to use any of my photos, contact me, but I no longer accept any picture theft. I'm working with Copytrack an expert for global enforcement of image rights, to identify misuse of my pictures.

Do you have any questions? Need any advice? Would you like to use my pictures legally? Please write me an e-mail: micha at besttime2travel.com

"When to be Where" and "Best Time 2 Travel" are registered brands by Micha Herber-Bleich.

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