| Volker Poelzl, born and raised in Salzburg, Austria, is a long-time expatriate and world traveler. His travels have taken him to 35 countries on four continents, and he continues to explore remote destinations around the globe. He has long had an interest in writing. A student exchange in Brazil in the mid 1990s inspired him to submit his first travel article to Transitions Abroad magazine. Since then Volker has published articles in several publications, and he has been a Contributing Editor on Living Abroad for Transitions Abroad magazine and TransitionsAbroad.com.
Volker is the author of Culture Shock! Brazil: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette (Culture Shock! Guides) and Culture Shock! Portugal: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette (Culture Shock! Guides). Volker has written about living in foreign countries, volunteering abroad, ecotourism, responsible travel, independent, budget travel, and travel photography—in addition to book, film, and music reviews for TransitionsAbroad.com.
Volker currently lives in Tucson, Arizona, and he continues his travels worldwide in search of new experiences and writing material.