"To travel is to live"Hans Christian Andersen

 

 We, Sybil and Christian, are a Swiss/German couple living in the greater Zurich area / Switzerland.

 

"Traveling for months or more? Let's do this later." It took us some time to recognise: Life is too short for "someday". It makes no sense to sit in a chair in front of your laptop and to follow all these vloggers on Youtube on their adventures. We want to create our own travel story. So after more than 30 intense years on the job we are now following our own route: See as much of the world as possible! Traveling, meeting interesting people and enjoying good food is our main focus.

 

For the last 25 years we traveled with our motorbike. Countries explored on two wheels were: Albania, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France including Corsica, Greece, Iceland, Italy including Sardinia and Sicily, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Morocco, Montenegro, Norway, Austria, Romania, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Tunisia, Hungary, USA.  Countries explored on four wheels:  Cuba, India, Israel.

So far we traveled during our normal holidays. We experienced many beautiful locations and moments, but there was little time to stay longer at beautiful places and to learn more about the country and the people. This  changes now. Our 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. The Vario has good offgrid capabilities, so we can go off the beaten paths.  

 

Before we ship our Benny to Canada to drive the Panamericana in 2022, there is still a lot to discover in Europe. In 2019 we made a first step into longterm traveling with a 4 months roadtrip to Iceland. In 2020 we plan for a 7 months roadtrip to Albania, Turkey and Georgia, maybe Russia on the way back. We are still improving and completing our equipment. And we are visiting overland meetings to build up a network.

 

 

This is Julie, our sausage dog and third crew member. She loves to travel with us. Unfortunately totally unqualified as a watchdog (she is too cute).

 

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