"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page"Saint Augustine

 

 

"Travelling for months or years? We'll do that later": That was our credo so far. But life is too short for "someday". In the long run it makes no sense to sit in a comfortable chair in front of your desk and to follow all these vloggers on Youtube while they are travelling. You have to create your own travel story. At least that's what we decided. So after more than 30 years on the job it is time to consider other options. For us as a travel enthusiasts the option is clear: See as much of the world as possible! Travelling, meeting interesting people and enjoying good food is our main focus. We do not pursue a specific mission (minimalism, veganism, hippie van life or other hype topics).

 

Having travelled many countries by motorbike, in 2015 the idea was born to build an expedition vehicle. Since then our project is running. In 2016 we signed a contract with a rig builder  to build our expedition vehicle based on a Mercedes Benz Vario 4x4 (called "Benny") and 2 years later our Benny was ready for the road. Our household is in the process of beeing reduced, however this task is still challenging.

 

We decided for a Mercedes Vario 4x4 (7.5 tons) because we could realise a spacy and comfortable cabin with this vehicle, the Vario has a good drivability and the technology is extremely robust. Furthermore the Vario offers some good offgrid capabilities, so we can go off the beaten paths.

We are now in the preparation process for the Panamericana, which we want to start in 2021. But first of all we need to get more driving experience with our Benny, proceeding step by step. In 2018 we did some easy trips to Italy and France, we did a first offroad training and we are in a process to improve and complete our equipment. Furthermore we are visiting overland meetings to build up a network. In 2019 we will do a more challenging trip to Iceland (3 months). Further trips to Marocco, Portugal and Albania are planned.

 

On this website you might find some useful information about the conversion process of our expedition vehicle. We will also document our travels.

We are happy if you feel encouraged to start a similar project.