Michael has photographed over 180 countries around the world. His images have appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic Traveller, Conde Nast, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Penguin Books & more.

He also has one of the most extensive photo libraries of UNESCO World Heritage Sites to date, making him one of the few people in human history to have traversed almost all the provinces on the planet.

He is currently writing a book with the German arm of National Geographic, look out for it in 2018. Michael Runkel Photography


National Radio Burundi
Robert Harding Agency
The Best Travelled


Sia traveled across all continents except Antarctica and almost 25 countries by her first birthday. Her favorite experiences (I think) were meeting the Himba women in Namibia, being babysat by Kuna Indians in Panama, learning to climb stairs of Balinese temples & eating rice for the first time in Hokkaido.

Family Travel Articles

Passion Passport "Sia the World: Travel with a Baby"
T-Online Germany Interview (German)


Samantha has traveled to around 65 countries, either with a backpack or a guitar. She's been featured in the Guardian, Matador Network, Hayo Magazine & more. She's a supporter of Musician Without Borders bringing music to children in conflict areas & Every Mother Counts helping women access safe maternity care worldwide.

Previously a recording artist in the US, she worked with Grammy-award winning producer/songwriters on her albums, toured internationally & collaborated with artists such as Ziggy Marley & the Dave Mattews Band. She played on stages such as Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Sundance Film and Super Bowl XIV.


Interviews & Features

The Guardian "Avant-Garde Africa: Italian Modernism in Eritrea"
Hayo Magazine "Discovering the World through Music: The Journey of a Musician"
Matador Network "Samantha Stollenwerck's Soundtrack for World Travel"

Hayo "The Resilience of Music: Cuba & the Buena Vista Social Club"
Hayo "Preserving a Heritage: Bamboo Stick Dancing on the Island of Yap"
Hayo "Tracing the Steps of Time: Music of the Maoris"