Born and raised in Berlin, Germany, Kat Morgenstern discovered her passion for travel early on. At the tender age of 18, she left Germany to begin a journey that has taken her halfway around the world and is still in progress today. Professionally, Kat is a grassroots herbalist, ethnobiologist, writer and ecotravel professional. She is the founder and director of Sacred Earth, a network and educational resource for 'plant people' of all species, and of Sacred Earth Travel, a dedicated online ecotravel consultancy. Having spent most of her adult life in the UK, the US and France, she currently makes her home in Germany's southern Black Forest, where she roams the hills and forests and has been surprised to find not only rewarding vistas and a great variety of ecosystems, but an innovative model of sustainable tourism development.