We are three guys writing this blog.
As early as teenagers, when were not even able to drive legally, we started dreaming about driving by car from Europe to Japan. We also dreamt about travelling by car for extended trips in other rather remote places of the world, like Panamericana or Transafrica.
When we were finally old enough to drive (and drink), two of us who were already friends at the time, did several overlanding / vanlife trips in Asia together, where we rented rusty cars from the local dealerships and slept in the car or tents (and other interesting places, such as - after a unique series of events - prison...but that is another story ;)). Several roadtrips in the USA followed.
In the beginnings, we did just bring a silk sleeping b-ag and a tent with us (to use if it was nice enough to sleep outside). On top of it, we packed basic overlanding gear like a gas stove, an icebox and some food.
When we grew older and eventually each one of us was in a relationship, we started to do overlanding / vanlife each on our own, and - with women onboard - vanlife got more luxurious ;)
This blog summarizes our experiences that we gathered over the years, on single, joint and family trips, in various places of the world (see the map below).
Please feel encouraged to reach out to us with any questions or comments you may have. We would love to grow this community, and are also always open for like-minded people who would like to share their ideas and thoughts as guest authors on our page.
You can reach us at this at this email adress: 4x4tripping at gmx.ch
Some trip reports and travel diaries you can find here. This trips are always are done by travellng as a single car, sometimes too as solo traveller.
Transafrica Journey (20`500 km) Overland Trip
Iceland Trip (6`500 km) Overland Trip
Laos Journey (4`000km) Overlanding Trip
South America solo trip (35`500 km) Overland Trip
Eastern Europe solo Trip (6`5000 km) Overland Trip
Sweden Overland (6`600 km) Overland Trip
Our postal address:
Yours, Heinz, Etienne, Stefan
Here can you see where we where till today:
Here are some pictures out of our journeys:
|Offroad Fun in Thailand|
|Overlanding and Vanlife in the US|
|A road in Cameroon on our Transafrica|
|River Camp in South Africa|
|Staying wild in Iceland|
|not just 4x4 in the UAE|
|6 months in south america|
|Vanlife and Overlanding in Europe|
The list of my Spares / Repairs:
3x Frontscreen (Mauretania, South Africa, Germany)
1x Side Window (car break-in in Peru, repaired in Bolivia) (funny story how I did have to do an house search by myself)
And this spares:
53420-60050 Hood Hinge Assembly (welded in Peru, replaced back at home)
88710-6B580 Tube ASSY Airconditioner (soldered in Bolivia, replaced later back at home)
88460-60400 CONDENSER ASSY,COOLER
48702-35670 2x Buche (gum Part from the aftermarked upgraded AHC dampers)