Welcome to Global Brunch! If you’re reading this page, chances are you’re new here. So let me introduce myself.

I’m Maria Berz, the founder of the travel blog Global Brunch, freelance digital expert & storyteller. I travel the globe in search of epic landscapes, fascinating cultures & international cuisine. I want to help you experience the world, even with a limited budget and time frame.

Who is Maria?

That would be me, Maria. I’m 28 years old and currently based in Germany (my home country). I have travelled to 25 countries across Europe, Northern America, Oceania and Asia.

The travel bug really bit me when I went on my first solo backpacking trip to New Zealand in 2009. Returning home from such a free-spirited country, trying to fit back in was impossible. So I made the decision to move abroad and study in England. Fast forward six years and I was still there with a Journalism degree, a full-time job in Digital Marketing and a flat right in the center of Leeds. Now I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, but that I was unhappy. The lifestyle I was living was crushing me and I wanted something more meaningful and full-filling.

In spring 2015 I made the scary decision to take a leap, quit my job and move to Germany in order to focus on my blog and my freelancing career. That was the most terrifying and rewarding thing I have ever done. It’s not been an easy ride. There have been a lot of uncertainties and obstacles, but it is something I needed to do.

What is Global Brunch all about?


Nature & The Great Outdoors

Do you love being outdoors and are always on the lookout for some epic scenery to hike, kayak or road trip on your next trip? Then you’ve come to the right place. Global Brunch will be providing you with plenty of tips, tricks and recommendations for your next nature getaway. Whether you’re looking for hiking routes, winter sport inspiration, the best camping & glamping spots or the most stunning instagramable views, I’ve got you covered.

Culture – Experience A Destination Through The Eyes Of A Local

Let me take you on a cultural adventure around the world. Every destination has its famous landmarks and sights and I’m not saying you shouldn’t visit them, but your holiday is precious and I have noticed that way too often we end up ticking off countless sights during a trip without ever connecting to a destination.

So how can Global Brunch help?

I will provide you with alternative ideas that help you to wander off the tourist path and experience a destination in the eyes of a local.  Global Brunch has everything you need to know to track down the coolest street art locations, cultural hotspots, fun & alternative walking tours, as well as the best local dining spots and street food vendors.

Like to dig a little deeper? Global Brunch has lots of travel stories from cultures around the world introducing some of the most unique customs, traditions and cultural events. After all travel is about bringing people & cultures together and learning about each other’s way of life.

Foodie Travel – Go Sightseeing With Your Taste Buds

If you’re a foodie looking for in-depth guides on international cuisine, check out my series: “The Taste of: …” featuring mouth-watering local specialties, must-try dishes & restaurant recommendations.

Want to get in touch? Drop me an email and say hi at!

If you want to work with me then head on over to my “Work with me” page.