On / Off the Road

Rough Camping along Lake Baikal (Where Are We – Russia 3)

It’s May 15 and Lake Baikal still has not entirely melted. The ice surface roars and groans, mesmerizing me. Among the most bewitching places we’ve been in Russia, we take our time to rough camp along Lake Baikal but almost lose the drone.

Windshield Views from the Far East (Russia)

Hop in the Land Cruiser, buckle up and enjoy the windshield views of Russia’s Far East as if you are behind the wheel or riding shotgun. Can you feel the energy of the trusty diesel coming to life at the turning of the key? Enjoy the ride – we have some 2,000 kilometers to go.

Hiking the Jordan Trail (part 2)

Starting the new year in Ais, part 2 of hiking the Jordan Trail leads from Ais, via Dana and Petra to Wadi Rum and Aqaba, totalling the 650 kms adventure on foot.

The Jordan Trail Hike (part 1)

Part 1 of the Jordan Trail hike, which covers 650 kms of trails from north to south Jordan, with the first half starting in Umm Qays and meandering through agricultural countrysides and Ajlun to Iraq al Amir.

Sightseeing in Vladivostok

Another pleasant surprise on our journey and we wished we had more time to stay and explore. For one day we made the best of sightseeing in Vladivostok.

Feeling Welcome in Vladivostok

Vladivostok: from a new, flashy and organized airport into maddening traffic, but most of all into the welcoming home of new friends.

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)

A one-week visit to Vladivostok includes train ride to the countryside where Coen will run his first marathon trail run in the Falaza Mountains.

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

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

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

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.

Visiting the Land Cruiser Factory & Automobile Museum (Where Are We – Japan 9)

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!

When writing our last newsletter (Yes, I want to receive it too!) I was reminiscing about our 6-month stay in South Korea and started thanking people whom had helped us in … Read more

Sightseeing Seoul (Where Are We – South Korea 8)

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?

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.

Visiting Seoul (Where Are We – South Korea 4)

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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.