BAD OMEN It’s a warm spring evening and we’re enjoying cold drinks with our friends Holger and Moni. In two days we’re making our way to Poland. We will leave a day earlier because we want to make a stop near Berlin. Around 10:30PM a phone call put us all into action. We fill up […]
“1940 – I’m 17 years when the war begins…” May 4th, 2017 – I have a few white pages with text in my hand. The pages contain Daan’s story of World War II, at least the short summary of it. He was not a boy, not yet a man when the war broke out. “November […]
2nd article in our “Follow you dreams” series: Set goals & be concrete, so you live the life you chose instead of one that someone else decided for you
“How do you know which road to take?” “Where do you find the off-the-beaten-path?” “How do you plan your route?” … People have asked us these questions more than once. And to be honest we were bad in answering them. Strange isn’t it? These questions seem to be fairly simple, right. What is the problem […]
Want to make a change in your life? Want to explore a little more of this world? But it just doesn’t seem to happen for you or maybe you’re looking for some extra encouragement. Then this new article series is for you! BUT even for those who are happy with how things are going right now, don’t stop […]
2.5 years ago I met Elmer while he was working. Since then I created the habit of writing him a tiny love letter on a paper napkin when I’m once again one of his passengers. Tomorrow (4th of february) Elmer has to work on his Birthday, but I will not be on the plane sneaking […]
What to do after celebrating Christmas and the New Year with family? Return to the road! Where did we travel to? We first spend a few days wild camping nearby Baraque Michel in the Belgian Ardennes. Baraque Michel is third highest point of Belgium (674m / 2,211 ft). The Baraque itself is an inn and […]
Notwithstanding the very sad events that just took place in Berlin, we would like to remember the positive spirit of the German Christmas Markets and wish you happy holidays! This month we visited two Christmas Markets (called “Weihnachtsmarkt”) in Germany: One in Frankfurt and one medieval one at the Castle in Ronneburg. Family and two […]
As promised we made a short video of our number 1 bush camp. It’s a riverbed, located in Italy, near the Slovenian border. A place where you don’t see a soul, just the wild animals living around you. At home in nature It was early October when we spend a week here. Although the nights were […]
A weekend away in the German woods: Overland vehicles, campfire & roasted wild boar. A perfect combo
Review of the book “Off the Road”, published by Gestalten in 2015
Video: Visiting the Danube Delta in Romania, the best preserved delta on the European Continent and known for its large bird population (incl. pelicans)
This summer we were interviewed by journalist Suzanne Antonis. The interview was published in October 2016 in the Belgian magazine Onderox. You can read the original dutch article here: “Gelukzoekers – Wonen op wielen” Happiness seekers – Living on Wheels (English translation, including links to related posts) Kempen/Europe – A house on four wheels, that does […]
No TV, no Netflix! So how do we keep ourselves entertained around our overland truck, aside from the occasional movie or reading a book? Games! The games we took along can be played with 2 or more. They are easy to explain to someone who never played it before and do not require you to speak the […]
Overland travel through Romania, Serbia and Slovenia with Terratrotter.
Photography, it wasn’t something either of us were particularly interested in before. Of course we appreciated a beautiful picture. But we, we only took the occasional photograph and maybe one or two selfies throughout the year. And what is Instagram? We only discovered that a month ago. Yeah, the world of photography was uncharted terrain for […]
How did we experience traveling Romania in a large size overland vehicle? What were the pro’s and cons? Romanian towns, cities, scenic routes & offroad.
Why do people travel? In this article we explore the purpose of traveling. Moving from immediate pleasures to meaningful experiences.
“What do you not compromise on?” the journalist asked.
Picking up on the underlying assumption of the question, my immediate internal reaction was…
A tent, a sleeping bag and an a “crazy” aunt ;-). All the ingredients for a fun week in the Belgian Ardennes. This past week I -Nicole- was in the Belgian Ardennes with family. It was the first time camping for my nephew (11) and niece (8). We had to make it a success! “Wait one […]