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Vien R. Guenther

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.

V&H, Scotland

“You cannot open a book without learning something”   

- Confucius

Latest Books 

Travel Book

Road Trip in the British Isles Part II: Scotland

Gardening Book

The Agony of Gardening

 Travel Books 

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

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
Road Trip in New Zealand
A Road Trip: Switzerland and Germany

 Gardening Books 

"Gardening are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful', and sitting in the shade." - Rudyard Kipling

Our Garden - Gardening in Colorado
The Agony of Gardening

Take a glimpse

Available on Paperback & Kindle

 Other Photo Books by Author 

Wildflowers of Colorado from Sub-Alpine to Alpine
Photo book of farm animals
Photo book of flowers and insects.

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" 

Delightful and useful read

Super useful and entertaining at the same time. Numerous tips make it well worth reading before your trip and they help you enjoy the discoveries the author and her husband made.

— Polish werewolf in Athlone

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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