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Build your own expedition truck: Dry toilet

Build your own expedition truck: Dry toilet

Dry toilet, also known as a separating toilet or compost toilet, is gaining popularity in the overland travel world. We built ours a year ago. The professional options on the market* are expensive (e.g. Separett & Nature’s head), and we wanted to make sure...
Overland Travel: A Perfect Day in Scotland

Overland Travel: A Perfect Day in Scotland

Loch an Eilein We wake up 100metres from Loch an Eilein, located within the Cairngorm National Nature Reserve. The sun is already out. The weather forecast promises a sunny day, an exceptional good day for Scottish standards. Tip: When driving to Loch Eilein from West...
Overland Travel: The Fitzwilliam Wentworth Estate – UK

Overland Travel: The Fitzwilliam Wentworth Estate – UK

The Fitzwilliam Wentworth Estate, in South Yorkshire, is our first stop after arriving in the UK*. Two very kind people, Barry and Marilyn, invited us here. Wentworth Estates Today the estates – approximate 15,000 acres today – are scattered around Wentworth...
Overland travel: Truck troubles

Overland travel: Truck troubles

BAD OMEN It’s a warm spring evening and enjoying cold drinks with our friends Holger and Moni. In two days we’re making our way to Poland. We will leave a day earlier because we want to make a stop near Berlin. Around 10:30PM a phone call put us all into action. We...
Freedom

Freedom

“1940 – I’m 17 years when the war begins…” 4 Mei, 2017 – I have a few white pages with text in my hand. The pages contain Daan’s story of World War II, at least the short summary of it. He was not a boy, not yet a man when the war broke out. “November […]...
Build an expedition truck: Motorcycle carrier

Build an expedition truck: Motorcycle carrier

“We’re going to take bikes with us. It will keep us in shape and it’s cheaper.” “Ha, we used our bikes only once during our Africa trip. Take a motorcycle with, trust me! You will not regret it.” said a friend. But we though we knew better. So we bought two new...
Overland Travel: Follow you dreams

Overland Travel: Follow you dreams

2nd article in our “Follow you dreams” series: Set goals & be concrete, so you live the life you chose instead of one that someone else decided for you...
Build an expedition truck: Shower (part 1)

Build an expedition truck: Shower (part 1)

2 years ago we started the challenge to build a comfortable home in the 8 square meter (=86ft2) camper unit of our expedition truck. An indoor shower was on the list of things we absolutely wanted with us on the road. You can read in our interview with the Standaard...
Travel navigation: Which road to follow?

Travel navigation: Which road to follow?

“How do you know which road to take?” “Where do you find the off-the-beaten-path?” “How do you plan your route?” … People have asked us these questions more than once. And to be honest we were bad in answering them. Strange...
Building an expedition truck: Heating (part 2)

Building an expedition truck: Heating (part 2)

In previous article we wrote about how we came to the decision to install a coolant/water heating system in our expedition truck and how stupid we were to wait with the installation till the end of the build. In this follow-up article you can find more...
Overland Travel: With love

Overland Travel: With love

2.5 years ago I met Elmer while he was working. Since then I kind of created the habit of writing him a tiny love letter on a paper napkin when I’m one of his passengers again. Tomorrow Elmer has to work on his birthday, but I will not be on the plane sneaking a paper...
With C.A.R.E®-Diesel to the Black Sea

With C.A.R.E®-Diesel to the Black Sea

Last summer we had the amazing opportunity to test out C.A.R.E. Diesel® with our expedition camper truck. Read in our latest about what this is and about our experience....