Is their something like a special brush? Absolutely! I own a Mason Pearson brush for a decade now, and it’s worth every penny. Before the Mason Pearson brush I broke at least one brush a year. Seriously, first their handles broke off and then eventually the heads gave in as well. On top of that brushing my curly […]
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We used different types of coffee makers in the past (dip brew/filter coffee, French press, etc.). The Italian stove top espresso maker, also called the Moka pot or Italian press, is by far our favorite. compact lightweight; stainless steel bottom, aluminum structure mobile can be used on the different types of stoves (electricity is not […]
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 […]
It’s Sunday 11AM. We fill up 4 bottles with a mix of water and juice. It ‘s already 28°C and the sun is shinning bright. Once our skin is well protected we jump on our bikes. Why these mountain bikes? The last 2 years – except from a regular walk – we have been neglecting […]
One of the challenges overland travelers face is how to wash your clothes. Before we left for our big adventure we identified 6 primary options, each with it benefits and drawbacks: Laundromat or other laundry services Laundy machine at a caravan/rv park Shower or sink (on board or at a camp site) Wide neck drum Hand or foot […]
We’re now 2 weeks in Romania and we stay here for a while longer. Time to set up camp. Note: We hung the tarp on the side, since that’s where we received a wifi-connection 🙂 Failed plan In a previous post we explained that we decided upon Romania as our first destination because that gave us the chance […]
Lien Lammar, a Belgian journalist we worked with in the past, asked us if we were willing to work with her once more on a project. This time it was about Tiny Houses. Since we had such a positive experience last time working with her, we agreed. The interview together with the picture, taken by Ann […]
We’re finally on our way to Romania. But before we left we first addressed our diesel contamination issue: “diesel-pest” – fuel residue. Diesel pest is a natural micro-organism in conventional diesel, which propagates immensely in the diesel system (tank, filters, …) due to condensation. As a result we experienced torque issues and clogged filters. With the […]
How does one write an interesting post about flooring? Seriously! Even after 2 glasses of wine this is daunting, so I will just keep it to the facts. Choosing the floor Finding the right floor for our expedition truck was -until we found one- a not-so-fun experience. We probably looked at 1000 different patterns/websites/pinterest posts /…, but […]
We don’t think any of you would have guessed we would start our adventure by driving to Romania. Nor would we have guessed this a few months ago. We have already been to Black Sea-area , so why would we return when there is still so much more to explore in Europe?
The sitting area in our expedition truck is finally finished. With the help of Zepbox we designed an L-shape bench, including 2 storage boxes and 2 drawers. Aside from extra storage space these drawers are also used for transforming the bench into a lounge area (see below). Installing the bench Lounge Too bad we made a little mistake with the […]
Series on overland travelers. Who are they, where do they travel, how do they prepare…? Let them inspire you to start your own adventure on the road. Let us introduce you to Klaas Herpels and his M.A.N. expedition truck. We met him over a year ago as a fellow overland traveler, who gave new meaning […]
So what happened last Friday? Why did we skip a week with a new post? Getting ready for a 3 week trip It was such a hectic week. We both had a lot of work to do and the truck also had to be made ready for a 3 week trip to Belgium-Netherlands-Germany: Clothes, food […]
Grey water solution for expedition camper: A modified water canister underneath the kitchen sink and additional option to collect it in a bucket outside.
Here are the first pictures of the interior of our expedition truck. We opted for a decent size indoor kitchen even though we prefer to cook/grill outside. Sometimes the weather will not allow outdoor cooking or sometimes is just nice to have breakfast in bed, right! We personally don’t like the compact sink-stove combinations with glass top […]