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…