Park near the water

Summer is coming and that means we all pack our bags, slap on some sunscreen and hit the road. Summer is the perfect time for a roadtrip and what better way to enjoy the sun than camping? On my recent road trip, however short it turned out to be, I found some gems of campgrounds…

Where to park my van?

I’m still working and the ski season has just about past the midway point. Still, I’m already thinking and getting excited about all the wonderful places I will visit in New Zealand. I’ve got my car and therefore a place to sleep, but freedom camping in New Zealand is getting harder and harder because of all the tourists…

Simple, yet effective

When you are on a holiday, you don’t have all the comforts of home. Often you are forced to improvise and simplify. Especially when you are hiking or camping, you’ll learn some handy tricks to deal with some unpleasant side issues. Your sweatshirt soon becomes your pillow, pegs are used to close and hold all…

The ups and downs of the Milford Road

So, I’m off on a trip to Milford Sound. I saw an incredibly cheap ticket online and just pressed book, not thinking about the logistics of course. It wasn’t until later that I found out that the road to Milford Sound isn’t always sound. At this time of year, it is often required to carry…

Massive, majestic and mind-blowing

The Yosemite national park just has to be part of a trip to California. However, without a car it can be tricky to get around the park. Since I didn’t just want to see the popular valley, I decided to book a three-day tour with Incredible Adventures. There were only a few other people on…

Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Move

One summer I was working on the island Sardinia in Italy. We were based in a small town called St. Lucia. A short walk brought us to the beach. On my day off, me and a colleague hired mountain bikes to explore a track down the coast. On our bikes we could go further than…

Get your swag out!

Say what now? No, a swag has nothing to do with today’s oh-so-cool youth and their attitudes. One can swagger, but will never be as cool as sleeping in a swag. A swag is a big sleeping bag with a built-in mattress, a zipper along the side and a flap to put over your head…

Purnululu

Purnululu, or the Bungle Bungles, the park of the red rocks, unbelievable heat and isolation. It isn’t easy to reach. From the highway there’s a 53km long 4WD track that leads through private property. It’s like being on a boat in stormy weather. In the back of the car I was shaken and stirred and…

On safari on a budget

The Kruger national park is one of the must do’s for South Africa. When I did my internship in Cape Town, I just had to make a stop in Johannesburg first. From there, I opted for a budget tour through the Kruger park with Livingstone tours. The tour was very budget, but I got picked…

Cape Range national park

An area not to be missed on a visit to Western Australia is the gorgeous Cape Range National Park. You can feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere only a short drive from the town of Exmouth. Stock up on groceries and water in Exmouth because the facilities in the park are limited. However, there are…