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

How to ship a vehicle by ferry from South Korea to Russia

Ferry from South Korea to Russia

Beginning of July we sailed with our own vehicle from Donghae in South Korea to Vladivostok in Russia. The ferry leaves South Korea on Sunday and arrives in Russia on Monday. The journey takes about 24 hours. Do you want to know more about the trip on the DBS ferry? You want to know the procedure from the booking to the arrival, prices and contact details? Then this post is perfect for you. Continue reading

Our overland trip from Australia to Europe with the own vehicle

Overland trip from Australia to Europe

Have you ever thought of taking an overland trip from Australia to Europe with your own vehicle? After our long road trip around Australia, we are on the way to drive from Australia to Europe in our own vehicle. But how did we end up in Korea on our epic overland trip from Australia to Europe? Korea is certainly not the most popular travel destination for Europeans. Especially not with the own vehicle. Korea was not on top of our bucket list either. Actually, we did not know much about Korea. So how did it happen that we shipped our vehicle to South Korea? 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

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

10 years ago we left Switzerland to discover the world

It's already 10 years of traveling

We almost missed our 10th anniversary of traveling the world. One evening, under the wonderful starry sky here in Australia, I suddenly realized that we have left Switzerland 10 years ago. In 2007 we quit our jobs, sold our house, got rid of most of our stuff and left Switzerland to discover the world. That was in February 2007, and now is already April 2017. That’s more than 10 years! 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

How to buy a car in Australia – Tips and Info

We tell you how to buy a car in Australia and what is important to know.

We tell you how to buy a car in Australia and what is important to know.

Australia is one of our favorite countries for a road trip. We love the beautiful landscapes and the diversity. From rainforest to the desert, from mountains to the beach, there is everything in Australia. The best way to travel around this vast country is with your own vehicle. If you like camping and have several months planned for your trip, we highly recommend you to buy your own car in Australia. But how do you buy a car, what are the things to consider, what are the problems you can run into? In this post we will tell you how to buy a car in Australia. Continue reading