Thomas was born in East Germany and after the collapse of socialism travelled the world for ten years, while creating travel documentaries. He attended High School in California; has studied Tourism Management in the UK and Australia; investigated the effects of tourism in Costa Rica; managed a hostel in New Zealand and worked for responsibletravel.com. He has also published two travel books: Return to La Pazand Generation 911.
He now applies his background in marketing and tourism to creating affordable travel videos and gets personally involved in capturing the true essence of tourist experiences. His passion for authenticity in travel but also his interest in sustainable forms of tourism form the basis for his short films, in which he uses real people and portrays the authenticity of the destination as well as the culture in a way that is more engaging than glossy images and face-less voice-overs.