Team Kaptain Kenny

Hey friends! I’m Phoebe.

I’m actually Australian born but was based in Frankfurt from 2011 to 2019. I’ve had an Irish passport for five years. I speak English, German and some pretty dodgy Spanish and I’m a lover of travel writing & storytelling, photography, culture and languages.

In the last seven years in Germany, I have: worked at the Australian Consulate, taught English, given cultural training at German companies, done voice acting for movies, visited German schools to promote Australia, subtitled English scenes in a major upcoming film, sold travel photography, written over 140 travel articles on this website and for other online publications, worked in Spain, Vietnam, Ireland and Germany and finally…. I started Kaptain Kenny in 2015.

Kaptain Kenny Travel began when I really started living in Europe, realising what it means to be able to travel anywhere within virtually an hour. And that’s why I spent six months of the year travelling, writing and taking photos for you.

Kaptain Kenny embodies the idea that the world is your oyster. I entice people with trips to seemingly unreachable destinations – but then I inspire them to explore the beauty that’s right in their backyard. I can do that because I see Europe and the world through the eyes of a foreigner.

What is Team Kaptain Kenny?

I’m very honoured to be running an online travel community called Team Kaptain Kenny, which is filled with the most positive, inspiring and helpful people who all have one thing in common: a united love for travel.

You can be involved in our TKK community in many ways.

  • This website has a Team Kaptain Kenny section with featured writers and photographers who contribute here. (Check out the first published post here. And check the second one here.)
  • You can use #teamkaptainkenny in your travel-related Instagram photos. So far we have nearly 100 000 images!
  • We also have a more ‘niche’ hashtagging system on Instagram where you can use #TKKcountry #TKKcontinent (for example a photo of a lake in Germany could be: #TKKGermany #TKKEurope.) Look up some examples and I’m sure you’ll find loads of photos with our niche hashtags. We did this so that those seeking specific inspiration and information could directly find which people in the community are best to reach out to.
  • There’s also a Team Kaptain Kenny shoutout page on Instagram with nearly 3000 followers.
  • You can join the Team Kaptain Kenny Facebook group which currently has over 600 members. In this group, we receive mostly travel advice and tips as well as information about the travel industry from both sides: customer and industry-based. We share our own creative work and we encourage one another.

Join my 25 000 followers on Instagram: Kaptain.Kenny

Are you interested in working with me?

Get in touch:

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  • fromdreamtoplan
    November 26, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Hi! Happy to have found your blog! I love the layout, the style the content…everything! I’ve read some of your posts and I can’t wait to read more! I’m a travel lover too so I’m definitely looking forward to following you 🙂

    Lisa |

    • kaptainkennytravel
      November 26, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      Hi Lisa,

      Thanks for taking the time to write to us! We are thrilled you love our stuff 🙂 I clicked on your lovely blog too and have seen you’re from Italy. What a gorgeous country. Which part? We’ve done quite a few blog posts on Italy too and we happen to be flying there to Venice/Burano on Monday!! So excited.

      So lovely you found us – was it through Instagram? Always interested to know how people find us 🙂


      • fromdreamtoplan
        November 26, 2016 at 11:02 pm

        My pleasure!
        I’m from Padova, a city just 30 minutes from Venice! I’ve found your through the wordpress platfrom! Glad we connected 🙂

      • kaptainkennytravel
        November 26, 2016 at 11:09 pm

        Oh wow! I’ll be in Venice at midnight on Monday and I’m staying until Thursday morning. I have been wanting to visit Burano for quite a while, so I’m really looking forward to it.

        What’s your favourite spot in Venice to eat at? Any good recommendations?

        Ciao 🙂

      • fromdreamtoplan
        November 26, 2016 at 11:20 pm

        Oh so nice! I wrote a specific post about Venice and The Island tour, you can find it here:

        I think the best thing to do if you want to taste typical Venetian food is to go for “bacari” is practically a pub crowl but you just do it yourself and in each place you order a glass of wine and a little dish (kind of tapas), it’s a really typical Venetian thing!

      • kaptainkennytravel
        November 26, 2016 at 11:22 pm

        Amazing! Definitely going to take your advice 🙂

      • fromdreamtoplan
        November 26, 2016 at 11:25 pm

        Great, looking forward to reading about it! 🙂 enjoy!