My personal travels and stories

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Croatia by Van

When heading for the Slovenia-Croatia border, i'd heard my friend Chris, who I met in Australia working on a farm together with his friend Mikkel, was going to be in Croatia with his girlfriend at about the same time as us. It seemed…

Slovenia by Van

From Eastern Italy we drove into the Soca valley in Slovenia, supposedly renowned for its beauty. Straight away things seemed different here: as the area is popular for outdoor sports with tourists, wild camping seemed much harder (boulders…

Italian Dolomites by Van

This year's big trip with Jolien was planned right after my Alps By Scooter tour. We've gone South-west, North, so this time it would be (South-) East, from Tirol through the Alps and Dolomites to the Balkan. No big plans were set, we'd see…

Van Trip to England & Wales

I recently managed to combine a little work trip with an excursion to England and Wales, along with Jolien and Milo the dog. Here's how it went. We did a lot of driving to get to our first point of interest, but after our first morning…

Cruising in Tenerife – Part 2

Continuing on from Part 1,  we rode back to near where we landed on the island originally, at the airport, where we were staying in some cabins at a campsite. Unlike the Casa Rural where we stayed the last 2 nights, this was not as nice…

Cruising in Tenerife - Part 1

Jolien and me have been traveling exclusively by van up until now, so we thought for our spring trip, we'd change things up a bit. Jolien can ride a little 125cc motorcycle legally without a proper motorcycle license, so we decided to head to…

Mysteries of the Ruhr and Beyond

I had two of my friends, Wouter and Pieter join me on a little roadtrip to Germany. Our aim was to visit some strange, out-of-the-ordinary places, of which there seemed to be a lot in the Ruhr area and beyond, according to Atlas Obscura. Still…

Winter Van Trip 2

Just like last year, we decided to head out in the van at the end of the year for a little "Winter Trip". Last year we had huge plans to see Germany and France, but we only really did Germany and Luxemburg, so now was our chance to ctach up…

Kiev, Ukraine

Recently I had the opportunity to stay a few days longer in Kiev, Ukraine. I'd never been there before and ex-Soviet countries always appeal to me, so I opted to stay 4 days longer after my first two days of work were done. Kiev is…

Norway & Sweden By Van - Part 2

Last time I blogged, we were as far north as we'd be able to make in Norway on this trip. Even though Geiranger was very touristic and busy it was a worthwhile visit. We stayed at a camping for one night, as finding free showers in Geiranger…