We got stuck in the mud in the Gobi Desert! – Our recovery tips

Stuck in the mud in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia

On some days, it just does not work out the way we have planned. Things go wrong and everything comes differently than expected. We are traveling through the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. We have discovered wonderful landscapes and drove hundreds of kilometers through rough, remote and difficult terrain. Everything has gone well so far. We like the diversity of the landscapes of the Gobi Desert a lot. We found super nice camp spots, collected enough fire wood for a campfire and marveled at the beautiful starry sky in the night. But today things are not going as planned. We drive through a sandy area and suddenly, we are surrounded by large puddles of water and mud. The surface is getting very wet and all of a sudden we are stuck in the mud. Our LandCruiser sits knee-deep in the mud. What now? Continue reading

Cherry blossom in Seoul is a magical experience

Cherry Blossom in Seoul Korea

We have seen the dreamy photos of the amazing cherry blossom in Seoul or other cities in Korea and Japan so many times. Once in a lifetime, we wanted to experience this wonderful natural spectacle and be there, when the wonderful blossoms of the cherry trees transform the landscape into a fairy-tale world. The cherry blossom is celebrated in Korea and Japan. There are festivals that attract huge crowds. The mood is dreamy, expectant and happy. The cherry blossom is a sign that the temperatures are getting warmer, the winter is over and the summer is coming. Continue reading

Why we prefer to sail with the ferry from Melbourne to Tasmania

Ferry from Melbourne to Tasmania

When planning our trip to Tasmania we knew one thing for sure: we take the ferry from Melbourne to Tasmania. We love to sail because it means slow travel and it’s also the best option for us as we travel with our camper. But even travelers without a vehicle should think about sailing instead of flying. Why? It’s more fun, it’s adventurous and it’s such a great feeling when the ship is leaving port and you see the skyline of Melbourne slowly disappear at the horizon. Continue reading

Road Trip from Brisbane to Sydney with detours through the Gold Coast Hinterland

Road Trip from Brisbane to Sydney in Australia

The road trip from Brisbane to Sydney along the east coast stretches over approximately 1000 kilometers. The direct route follows the coast on the Highway Nr. 1. Even if the highway is following the coastline, it is still too far away from the coast to enjoy sea view during the drive. But there are several sidetracks to beautiful beaches and nice towns along the coast. Continue reading

Mission Beach in Australia – 14 km of beautiful beaches from Bingil Bay to Wongaling Beach

Beautiful Bingil Bay north of Mission Beach

140 km south of Cairns we leave the highway. Our destination is the coast. We want to go to Mission Beach. Wow, the vegetation is incredibly green. It rains lightly as we drive through the middle of the rainforest. In a few minutes we reach the sea on the Cassowary Coast. This is the name of this part of the coast in Northern Queensland. The moment we see the sea with its turquoise-blue water we feel totally happy. We have arrived in paradise. Continue reading

The Devils Marbles are amazing at sunrise and sunset

Devils Marbles - Karlu Karlu in Australia

The Devils Marbles in Australia are a collection of beautifully shaped granite rocks. Especially at sunrise and sunset, when the rocks turn from brown to red and gold, great photo opportunities open up around the Devils Marbles. Fortunately, our travel plans have changed once more and the Devils Marbles are along our way. Do you want to see some images from the breathtaking nature we found on the Devil’s Playground and how the Devils Marbles change color during sunrise and sunset? Continue reading

The ultimate Western Australia Road Trip to follow along

The ultimate Western Australia Road Trip

During our Western Australia Road Trip we found beautiful nature, rugged coastal landscape, magic beaches, solitary vastness and last but not least very large distances from one place to another. All about what we have seen during the two months Western Australia Road Trip in this article. How about this itinerary for your next Western Australia Road Trip? Continue reading

Driving the Canning Stock Route – Our biggest adventure in Australia

Billiluna Start of our Canning Stock Route adventure

Eight years ago Marcel told me about his dream of driving the Canning Stock Route for the first time. My first thought was: “And what should be so cool about driving the loneliest road on planet earth? Wouldn’t a beach or diving holiday be nicer?” Today I know the Canning Stock Route is something very special. And fortunately I said “Yes” to the great Canning Stock Route adventure. Continue reading

How to prepare for the Canning Stock Route – One of the world’s loneliest tracks

How to prepare for the Canning Stock Route

Eight years ago Marcel was raving about the Canning Stock Route (CSR) for the first time. Driving the CSR is one of his big dreams ever since. No wonder, the historic stock route is one of these Off-road adventures many 4×4 enthusiasts are dreaming about. Tomorrow we’re starting the 1’850 km through lonely deserts. Do you want to know how we prepare for our biggest and loneliest adventure of our lives? Continue reading

Mount Rigi in Switzerland – Tips on how to get there by train and boat

Mount Rigi panoramic view

Are you ready for a scenic day trip in Switzerland? How about a visit to Mount Rigi where you can combine a scenic train ride to the top of Mount Rigi and a boat cruise on Lake Lucerne. We did this trip and the breathtaking views of the surrounding lakes and mountains left us speechless. There are many walking and hiking trails to choose from. We only did a short hike and afterwards went on a boat cruise on Lake Lucerne. Continue reading