About Us

In case you missed our journey page and you wanted to find out a little bit more about our team. here it is again. Or feel free to check out a more colourful version with pictures of us on our travels here .

Tania: Coming from the land of OZ, she grew up on the beaches of Sydney blessed with the sun and the sea. She caught the travel bug from an early age and during her time at uni she would use any excuse to travel and get inspired, even switching into biology units at university so she could go on field trips to explore the reef and deserts in Australia and Beyond. After spending time travelling through Mexico, South America and Europe, she decided to put down some roots and studied her second love, the mind, becoming a psychologist and spending her time learning and working with kids, teens and adults helping to get them grounded and doing the things that matter to them in spite of life’s struggles trying to get in the way. For her professional bio see here. Then in a stroke of serindipity she met Max, the Austrian. After doing the timezone tango for a few years around Europe, Asia & Australia she realized that perhaps there was a way to combine her two loves and give other people the opportunity to join in the fun. So with the motivation and guidance of a seasoned travel agent Max she started up a company that combined everything she loves about exploring the world with everything she loves about the mind and helping people get into the life they want.

Markus aka Max: Born and raised in Austria, he grew up in the mountainous countryside in a village that looks like it’s straight out of the sound of music. He was also lucky enough to be located in a part of the world where you can be eating pasta in Italy, French kissing in Paris or sailing the blue waters of Croatia in a matter of hours! Probably how he learnt to speak 3 languages fluently with another few on the side.  He’s done a lot of travelling, particularly spending a lot of fiesta time in Spain where he developed a taste for travel. Following this he studied international business marketing at university while starting up his own Austrian travel & tour company. Then he met the Australian, Tania and they spent the next few years travelling around the globe. Now he runs a language travel and tour company for his bread and butter and helps out with TheMindfulTraveller tours for kicks.

And so mindfultraveller.com was born to help inspire and create adventures and retreats to get people back to what matters.

Business details

Our retreats are facilitated by a registered psychologist Tania Pickering

APS (Australian Psychological Society) Full member: 049421

APHRA number : PSY0001069234

Our small group adventure tours and retreats travel arrangements and bookings are organised and run through our licensed travel agent and tour operator Markus Bichler as a brand of his Austrian company Travelmania GmbH (Ltd.).

register of trade: 601 number of business: 054877
VAT No.: ATU66305768
Tax Nr.: 1896573 Referenz 24
place of jursitication: Steyr

number of organizer for booked packed tours for BMWA
member of chamber: Steyr Land: Fachgruppe Reisebüros
trade law: Gewerbeordnung www.ris.bka.gv.at
bank guarantee No.: 71.963.078
liquidator: Europäische Reiseversicherungs AG, 1090 Wien, Augasse 5-7
general terms and conditions – Bichler Reisen
general travel conditions ARB ’92

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