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

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

The Road Trip from Alice Springs to Adelaide does not have to be boring

On the Roadtrip from Alice Springs to Adelaide

The Road Trip from Alice Springs to Adelaide is 1531 km long and boring. The drive along the Stuart Highway is monotonous and does not offer much. In this article, we will show you how to turn the Road Trip from Alice Springs to Adelaide into an interesting and unforgettable experience. Come along and be inspired. Continue reading

Road Trip from Perth to Alice Springs – The longest shortcut in Australia

On the Road Trip from Perth to Alice Springs

The road trip from Perth to Alice Springs is 3’607 km long if you want to drive on well-developed, sealed roads. Since we can also handle difficult 4WD tracks with our Troopy, well-developed roads are not a must for us. On the contrary. We love to drive 4WD tracks and take the roads less traveled to discover the lesser known attractions and places in the outback of Australia. Continue reading

The sculptures of Lake Ballard – Australia’s largest outdoor gallery

The sulptures on Lake Ballard in the Western Australian Goldfields

The sulptures on Lake Ballard in the Western Australian Goldfields

Lake Ballard is Australia’s largest outdoor gallery. 51 sculptures have been installed on the bed of Lake Ballard over an area of 10 square kilometers. It’s called “Inside Australia”, is the creation of Antony Gormley and it has been installed in 2003 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Perth International Arts Festival. Continue reading

The Abenteuer & Allrad fair in Bad Kissingen

Expedition truck at the Abenteuer & Allrad fair in Bad Kissingen

Expedition truck at the Abenteuer & Allrad fair in Bad Kissingen

The timing of the Abenteuer & Allrad fair in Bad Kissingen could not be better. Our year on the Indonesian island of Pulau Pef is over. We have traveled back to Switzerland and are already in the middle of planning for our next big adventure. For the road trip around the world with our own vehicle we need to do a lot of planning and organizing. Continue reading

Simpson Desert crossing – Adventurous, Isolated, Eerie

Simpson Desert crossing

Our Troopy is ready for the adventure of the Simpson Desert crossing.

I’m sitting on a sand dune in the middle of the Simpson Desert with a note pad on my lap, the fly net over my head and a tickle in my stomach. We are doing the Simpson Desert crossing. Continue reading

It’s loud, it’s dusty, it’s crazy – it’s the Finke Desert Race in Alice Springs

The Finke Desert Race in Alice Springs is a crazy Race through the desert

The Finke Desert Race in Alice Springs is a crazy Race through the desert

Every Year on Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June the Finke Desert Race in Alice Springs takes place. We have been lucky enough to be in Alice Springs during this weekend. Here you can read more about this crazy race through the desert and get Finked. Continue reading

We drove the legendary Birdsville Track through the Outback

The Birdsville Track through the Outback

The Birdsville Track through the Outback

The legendary Birdsville Track is one of the famous tracks through the Australian Outback. Every 4WD enthusiast in Australia has to drive this track at least once in his life. It’s not a particular difficult track but it can be a bit rough and you are travelling through a very remote area in the desert. Continue reading