On / Off the Road

Thank You Japan!

Thank You Japan!

What a journey it has been! 9 months, 11 islands, 12,000 kilometers from Kyushu in the south to Hokkaido in the north. We kept you updated through our ‘Where are … Read more

The Falaza Trail Run (Russia)

The Falaza Trail Run (Russia)

“I’m here to tell you that your husband will be the last to arrive, but he is alive,” Victor said, walking up to me. I laughed. “Yes, I already heard … Read more

Books on Overlanding

Books on Overlanding

A list of popular books on overlanding by car or motorcycle: around the world, through the Americas, and in Africa, Asia and Europe.

The Death Road Calendar

The Death Road Calendar

Bolivia’s Death Road is also known as the World’s Most Dangerous Road. We drove it, took pictures, and made a calendar.

Where Are We 11 – From Typhoon to Okhinohama Beach (Japan)

Where Are We 11 – From Typhoon to Okhinohama Beach (Japan)

August 15, 2017: Chased from Japan’s inland by a 4-day typhoon and rising rivers, we return to the coast and camp at Okhinohama Beach, one of Japan’s most beautiful beaches. But our visa is running out so we’re spending our last two weeks in Kyushu before returning to South Korea.

Where are We – Japan 10 (Summer in Shikoku)

Where are We – Japan 10 (Summer in Shikoku)

July 25, 2017: Shikoku has been welcoming is with rain showers and warm temperatures, with empty beaches, good company of our friends Dan & Kyoko, and our first wilderness campsite in Japan!

Where Are We – Japan 9 (Land Cruiser Factory & Automobile Museum in Nagoya)

Where Are We – Japan 9 (Land Cruiser Factory & Automobile Museum in Nagoya)

June 15, 2017: After a five-week stay with our families and friends in the Netherlands, our days in Japan have been on a rollercoaster. We visited the Toyota Automobile Museum in Nagoya (so awesome that Coen took 200 pictures) and thanks to the Land Cruiser community in Japan we could visit to the Land Cruiser’s factory of birth in Toyota.

Thank You South Korea!

Thank You South Korea!

When writing our last newsletter (you can sign up for it here) I was reminiscing about our 6-month stay in South Korea and started thanking people whom had helped us in … Read more

Where Are We – South Korea 8 (Seoul)

Where Are We – South Korea 8 (Seoul)

August 14, 2016: We sought the Olympic spirit at Seoul’s Olympic Park but melted away in the heat, as we did anywhere else outside aircon spaces. From temples and tombs we moved to massive and fascinating museums.

Why Drive the Pan American Highway?

Why Drive the Pan American Highway?

What’s the lure of the Pan Americana? I asked a number of overlanders what made them drive (parts of) the Pan American Highway that links Alaska with Ushuaia.

Where Are We – South Korea 4 (Seoul)

Where Are We – South Korea 4 (Seoul)

June 10, 2016: After a month of visiting family and friends in the Netherlands we returned to Korea. Back to good companionship, food, and a beautiful country – it feels good being here again.

The Philippines by boat

The Philippines by boat

Beach, snorkeling, sunsets, outrigged boats, lazing, reading a book and more while exploring the Philippines by boat.

Meet the Venezuelans!

Meet the Venezuelans!

One of things that makes any journey to Venezuela unique is its incredibly kind, helpful and hospitable people…

Where The Road Ends (Venezuela)

Where The Road Ends (Venezuela)

When studying the map of Venezuela my eye was constantly drawn to one particular corner: that of the Orinoco Delta. The drawback for an overlander: there are no roads or … Read more

Overlanding in Venezuela

Overlanding in Venezuela

Overlanding in Venezuela: making new friends and becoming part of Destinos Inteligentes for a weekend.

Signboards in Pakistan

Signboards in Pakistan

Enjoy an impression of Pakistan through road signs, bill boards and other texts found along the way.

Reasons to visit Cali, Colombia

Reasons to visit Cali, Colombia

Cali is a city in Colombia known for its salsa and night life. We didn’t see any of this but enjoyed our stay for many other reasons.

New Year’s Eve in Ecuador

New Year’s Eve in Ecuador

Fire works, driving around with effigies and burning them at night, having your body cleansed with herbs and an egg – all is part of New Year’s Eve in Ecuador.

Ziplining to Machu Picchu?

Ziplining to Machu Picchu?

To get to Machu Picchu you take the train or hike the Inca trail. Are there other options? Oh yes, a backdoor trail with a stop at Cola de Mono Ziplining.

Peru, a New Landcruising Adventure

Peru, a New Landcruising Adventure

Landcruising Adventure in Peru starts at Lake Titicaca, characterized by bucolic scenes, beautiful colonial churches and a Temple of Fertility.