Outdoor Activities and Sightseeing on your Overland Journey
Driving your overland vehicle from one destination to the next can be an adventure in itself. But to stop and visit places, or do something outside that vehicle makes your overland journey all the more interesting. Here are tips on where to go and what to do.
To find the best places to enjoy wildlife and nature, take a look here.
The Demilitarized Zone divides North from South Korea via a strip of forested mountains. However, that peacefully looking landscape is hemmed in by fences and barbed wire. What goes on … Read more
Ever since we started our journey in Vladivostok in eastern Russia, many towns we passed have looked pretty much the same. The architecture of one-story houses and derelict apartment buildings, … Read more
We thoroughly enjoyed Georgia’s capital, in particular the old town. It’s a city that invites to be explored on foot. And one of the best things was all the street … Read more
It was with a bit of a hesitance to step outside the gate and into the world. What would India be like? As a result of delayed flights we had … Read more
The soft chiming of small bells resonates in the misty surroundings, taking us to the past and the stage of a decisive battle in Georgian history. The sun penetrates through … Read more
In our Kazakhstan Travel Budget Report we detail our road-trip expenditures on documentation, fuel, the Land Cruiser, camping, and more.
Our Kyrgyzstan travel budget report, detailing travel expenditures during our road trip including documents, fuel, camping, car workshops.
To restore or not to restore, that’s the question… Well, I think it is at Otrar, a historical site in southern Kazakhstan. The oasis lay at the junction of important … Read more
We were not sure what to think of Kazakhstan’s former capital. But then, we hadn’t seen much of it. We simply hadn’t had the time for some sightseeing in Almaty. … Read more
In our Uzbekistan Budget Report we detail our road-trip expenditures on documentation, fuel, the Land Cruiser, camping, and more.
Japan’s enthusiastic Land Cruiser community was dedicated to making our journey in their country memorable in every possible way. Their mission was successful. They managed to get us a tour … Read more
With lots of trees and truly a relaxed atmosphere, Chengde is a lovely town to just wander the streets, zigzag through local neighborhoods, enjoy the scene, walk along the Wǔliè … Read more
Ji’an town is a border town in the Jilin Province in the Northeastern Corner of China, right along the border with North Korea. The nicest part of town is the … Read more
“Holy shit, they are not working!” There is panic in Coen’s voice as he slams on the brakes. I hold my breath and feel how the Land Cruiser increases speed. … Read more
Brazil has much to offer and those who have followed our adventures know we spent more than two years driving to the country’s remotest corners, getting to know the very … Read more
The capital of Kyrgyzstan is an ultimate destination to relax and rest from your journey. Here are places to see in Bishkek (or do nothing!).
Our Tajikistan travel budget report, detailing travel expenditures during our road trip including documents, fuel, camping, car workshops.
There are lots of things to do in Hokkaido all year, but winter in Hokkaido is special: snow festivals, snow hikes, and wildlife viewing.
Aralsk in Kazakhstan: once a flourishing fishing town, reduced to a non-descript place when the Aral Sea shrunk. Rain made us stay for a day.
The Silk Road history in Uzbekistan’s southern city of Termez isn’t well known but rich in ancient cities, mosques, monasteries, mausoleums.
In Changchun, visit the former home or Puyi, China’s last emperor, Bãnruò Temple, or enjoy the big city’s daily scene.
Top travel destinations in Argentina, like Iguazu Falls and Ushuaia, lie in its remotest corners. But there’s more, like Córdoba, San Juan, and Punto Tombo.
“Are you going to São Paulo? But that’s a dangerous city! Don’t go there!” many foreigners and Brazilians exclaim. Is it?
Two months in a city, it’s unusual for us. We have things to do in Bishkek! The Land Cruiser needs an overhaul and we’ll meet overlanders.
Tucked away in China’s northeastern corner lies the big and historical city of Harbin. Prepare your journey with this city travel guide.
Photography, isn’t it all about details? Check out some keyholes in Brazil’s colonial town of Ouro Prêto, a gorgeous town to explore on foot.
Travel information for your overland journey to Mongolia: budget, roads, gas stations, camping, and more in our Mongolia Travel Guide.
In our Russia Budget Report we specify our expenditures for documentation, public transportation, fuel, the Land Cruiser, and accommodation.
Vladivostok was a surprise on our journey – so much more than the end-stop of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Here’s why to visit Vladivostok.
Money matters, documentation, sightseeing, fuel and gas stations, car maintenance and more in our Japan Travel Budget Report.
The Land Cruiser returned the factory where it was built in 1984: Toyota Auto Body, in Toyota City. Next, the Toyota Automobile Museum.
Paraguay has more than enough to offer for overlanders to check it out.
Rocket launches, sloths, winti rituals, gold mines and car rallies are among the experiences that make traveling to the Guianas unique.
November 29, 2016. We make new friends, admire hellish-looking ponds, and have our first car accident in 13 years on the road.
700+kms of hiking the Baekdu-daegan in South Korea, may be the most challenging yet inspiring way to travel here.
Some of Brazil’s most fascinating sites lie in the Northeast, the Sertão: Jalapão, Serra Capivara National Park, Sousa, and Pai Mateus.
One week of sightseeing Seoul: the Olympic Park, the Bongeunsa Temple, Royal Tombs, Korea’s National Museum and the Korean War Memorial.
Visit a Brazil few travelers have seen and check out these 10 under-the-radar spots for sightseeing and outdoor adventure.
Visiting the Demilitarized Zone, in shorti DMZ, in the east of South Korea: the Eilji Observatory and the 4th tunnel, both near Yanggu.
Starting our Landcruising Adventure on a new continent, South Korea has the honor of being our first step in the Far East.
When traveling from one country to the next, let alone to another continent, it’s hard not to compare. And while doing that, we tend to focus on what we like about the … Read more
Where are we – South Korea 3: Landcruising through the southern part of South Korea: cherry blossom, temples, food, hiking, camping, people.
Beach, snorkeling, sunsets, outrigged boats, lazing, reading a book and more while exploring the Philippines by boat.
Mountain runs, hanging coffins, rice terraces, and old colonial towns.
“Guyana? Where is that?” “Guy… what?” “Is that an island in the Pacific?” Clearly, Guyana is not the best-known country in the world, and even among South Americans you’ll find many … Read more
Architecture, transportation, food and people: there’s enough to see, watch and admire here.
What to do when the road ends? Take a boat, find a guide and explore the Orinoco Delta in Venezuela.
Our journey in Argentina took about a year. Here we share a number of stories on our trip.
The Andes Mountains: stunning, friendly, clean, and pleasant temperatures. What’s there not to like?
Cali, in Colombia, is known for salsa and nightlife, but there are other reasons to visit this vibrant city. Enjoy streetlife and sightseeing.
Impressive ruins, mountains without tops, and a beach with sunny weather; a nice mixture in north Peru.
There are millions of pictures of Machu Picchu. What elements did Coen capture on camera?
An ambitions project of a railroad through Bolivia fell to pieces. All there is left is the train cemetery outside Uyuni, for all to see.
How did the Ford Motor Company end up in the Amazon with 1 million hectares of land?
A highlight in Suriname: A boat trip to remnants of Suriname’s colonial plantation history in and around the Warappa Kreek.
The fun was the combination of the two: finding them and studying them: Franciscan churches in and around Asunción.
An introduction to Paraguay’s sights.