"To travel is to live"Hans Christian Andersen

 

 

"Go on an extended traveling? Later." It took some time to recognise: Life is too short for "someday". It makes no sense to sit in a comfortable chair in front of your desk and to follow all these vloggers on Youtube on their adventures. We want to create our own travel story. So after more than 30 busy years on the job we are now considering another way forward: See as much of the world as possible! Traveling, meeting interesting people and enjoying good food is our main focus.

 

Having travelled many countries by motorbike, the idea was born in 2015 to build an expedition vehicle. In 2018, after a waiting and building time of 2 years, our Benny (an expedition vehicle based on a Mercedes Benz Vario 4x4) was ready for the road. We decided for a Vario due to the high payload, making a spacy and comfortable cabin possible. Furthermore the Vario has a good drivability and the technology is very robust. Furthermore the Vario has good offgrid capabilities, so we can go off the beaten paths.

Before we ship our Benny to Canada to drive down the Panamericana (2021 or 2022), there is still a lot to discover in Europe. In 2018 we traveled to Italy and France and we did a first offroad training. We are still improving and completing our equipment. And we are visiting overland meetings to build up a network. In 2019 we will explore Iceland for several months, followed by Portugal and Albania. Let's see what comes afterwards ...

 

We documented the conversion process of our expedition vehicle on this website. We also use social media to document our travels from time to time on Youtube, Instagram and this website.

 

Happy that you're joining us ...

 

Latest news

Recently made two videos about our preparations for Iceland and about our separating toilet.


 

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