Visiting the Himba people in Northern Namibia with our baby.

My name is Samantha Runkel, former recording artist-turned-world traveler, aspiring writer, wife to a German travel photographer, expat living in Deutschland, children's music artist and my favorite moniker du jour, mom to an amazing little girl. Hmm, am I missing something? I speak German with, I've been told, an "endearing" American accent. Which we all know is code for "needs work".

Welcome to my journal of curiosities, or at the very least, a digital scrapbook my daughter will one day be totally embarrassed by.

I spent over a decade in the music industry as a recording artist making albums, touring with artists such as Ziggy Marley & the Dave Matthews Band, and writing music for film & television. While on a spontaneous trip to Antarctica (because everyone goes to Antarctica spontaneously) I met my future husband on a zodiac and followed him around the world, ending up in Germany, where we live today. Cue my passable German.

Since we travel so often for Michael's work, I feel it's my due diligence to write about the beautiful humanity I see in the world, navigating the concept of family travel within that. I also play a mean ukulele. 

Official Music Page
Samantha on iTunes
Interview with Hayo Magazine