| Volker Poelzl, born and raised in Salzburg, Austria, is a long-time expatriate and world traveler. His travels have taken him to 40 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 and Culture Shock! Portugal: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette. Volker has written about living in foreign countries, volunteering abroad, ecotourism, responsible travel, independent, budget travel, and travel photography for TransitionsAbroad.com.
Volker currently lives in Tucson, Arizona.