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Welcome to my Book Page! 

My husband, Hermann, and I love to travel, to explore mountain trails, to garden and to capture whatever interests us, which is pretty much everything. To preserve our adventures and memories and combining them with photos and the things I learned is what encourages me to write books. 


Check them out! Each book will take you along to these amazing places that you may want to visit. The history, scenery and culture of these places are hopefully enough to keep you interested.

Our Travels

 What's New?

Edinburgh Castle
Road Trip in the British Isles Part II: Scotland

“You cannot open a book without learning something”    - Confucius

 Travel Books 

Available on Paperback & Kindle

Road Trip in the British Isles Part II: Scotland
Road Trip in the British Isles Part I: Ireland
Iberian Road Trip : Portugal & Spain
A Road Trip: Switzerland and Germany
Road Trip in New Zealand

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” 
_ Gustave Flaubert

 Photo Book 

Available on Paperback & Kindle

Gardening in Colorado
Gardening in Colorado

Take a glimpse

 Other Photo Books by Author 

11" x 8.5" (100 Pages) Hard Cover with Glossy Laminate

WIldflowers of Colorado from Foothills to Montane
Wildflowers of Colorado from Sub-Alpine to Alpine

8.5" x 8.5" Soft Cover with Glossy Laminate

Flowers and Insects
Farm Animals

What readers say...

what an engaging travel guide

— Beth Mahar, Amazon Reader

"What an engaging travel guide. The author writes as a friend, providing historical background to the places she and her husband visited, while delighting us with sights, sounds, and taste of what they experienced. She shows us how to explore, and create our own adventures" 

A new take on travel guides

"As the cover says, this is not a travel guide, but a travel journal. Don't be mistaken, though: It will provide you with just as much information on several parts of Portugal and Spain.


Instead of using the traditional (and exhausting) format of travel guides, where all pages are full of boxes and pictures and highlights and overwhelming information and what-not, the author does a great job of mixing historical research with personal experience and tips, while always dosing a great amount of humor, which makes the reading fluid and enjoyable. ​


At the end of it, the reader feels as he got to know just as much about the countries of Portugal and Spain as about Vien and her husband, Hermann, who I am pretty sure every reader would like to have as friends and travel companion for their next trip."

Mathias Pastor Wagner, Amazon Reader

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