We are a family of three from Austria that sold all of our belongings and converted an old military truck into our new home.

Sick of the daily rat race and busy western world, we wanted to have much more time together with our son, educate and show him the beauty, diversity, and fragility of our planet and decided to hit the road for an undefined time.

Although the idea, overlanding the world sounds pretty romantic, a lot of organization, bureaucracy and lots of technical troubles with our truck were involved.

Means, traveling this way can be extremely exhausting and annoying, but… it can also be so rewarding with impressions, landscapes and people you only see and meet this way of life!

We have been on the way for 2 years now, driving through 24 countries and on our way to Australia.

This is our story in pictures from our first year, driving overland from Austria to Vladivostok.

Stay tuned for more!

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We started our trip through Europe discovering new places with a motorbike

What we also discovered was a great love we had for the outdoors

Our first skiing stops were magnificent Greece and Turkey

This surreal place that reminds of Avatar is still one of our favorites

This was a perfect spot for the night. Better yet, in the morning we were awoken by hot air balloons grazing the sky right above us

This is a photo capturing the moment we entered Stars Valley in the Middle East

Getting stuck in the middle of the desert (where temperatures reached up to +50 degree celsius) coupled with sandstorms were just a few challenges we had to face

A blissful ride through the Iranian desert

Even the little one has his work to do on a worldtrip

Never expect to be on vacation when you are overlanding the world. It is often more exhausting than a life back home. Challenges and troubles with our truck soon became a daily routine. Broken gear box, near engine damage, broken power steering, ripped radiator or broken subframe were just a few problems we had to fix

Continuing the silk road through Uzbekistan

Until at last, we reached our beloved mountains in Tajikistan

We stayed at his beautiful lake for a couple of days

Hindukush rising above more than 7000m on the border to Afghanistan

And this was our first big milestone of the trip

The second highest mountain pass in the world on the Pamir Highway with 4657m

You can almost see the lack of oxygen on our faces

Freedom – that´s what you get in Central Asia

Riding horses in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan

Surrounded by millions of Edelweiss

Ger, so called yurts, are all over Central Asia

On high mountain passes you still can find snow (even in summer)

Tien Shan Mountain Range

Bizarre landscapes and huge canyons welcomed us in the Stan countries

Beautiful Russia

Nothing better than campfires under the milky way

Camping spot from a different perspective

It is always an incredible experience to meet people from different cultures, for example, this Eagle Hunter

Or this Nomad in the Steppe of Mongolia

Sometimes you have to take risks to keep going

And yes, we had a lot of scary situations like this

Did I mention that we love skiing?

No words needed…

Mongolia was probably the most surprising country we´ve been so far

The winter is coming and it is getting colder on the shore of Lake Baikal

Crossing Siberia with lots of corrugated pistes and temperatures at -30 degree celsius

Until we arrived at the end of the world in Vladivostok. That was the first year and the first part of our journey. Stay tuned for the next part!