North America

Running: Joshua Tree National Park

A Joshua Tree is a special type of a Yucca Palm Tree, looking like a crazy Zick-Zack thing out of a Dr. Seuss book. There are lots of them in Joshua Tree National Park in California. If you like the desert, Joshua Tree National Park is for you. In the Park are also other phenomenons…

Meet Boo, the Grizzly

We followed a recommendation to Waitabit (Wait-a-bit) Creek Campground in Golden, BC Canada since that was on our way to the National Parks Banff and Jasper. It wasn’t just free, it was also of a rough beauty. The creek ice cold and crystal clear with a fresh shade of teal was racing through a wide bed of…

We had a blast in Canada – August Travel Video

We found lots of great places and people in Canada and stayed longer, drove less. For full details incl. expenses check out the August Travel Summary. If you missed the previous months, here are June and July. But now without further ado the video of our August in Canada: Video edits and drone videos by Basti.…

Volcanic activities in the Pacific Northwest

The very first part of our long journey became a Tour de Volcanos. We happened to live in Oregon and Oregon happened to be the state with the most volcanos in the US: 41 volcanos!! Plus there are 10 more in Washington, 13 in California and 20 in British Columbia. All that together is the…

We’re preparing for a trip of a lifetime

Test Camping at Skull Hollow Campground in Oregon

I’m so excited to finally tell you about our big plan. Ever since I travelled through Central America with a backpack, I had this idea to, one day, travel all the way from North to South America by bus. Connecting with the locals, discovering different cultures, current and previous one’s, be mesmerized by Nature, and…

Whaddaboudatripod, did che use 1?

Or in other words: How I caught the milky way.This is especially for Sascha who wants to know all the details about the below shown photograph. First and foremost a fantastic night sky was needed. I happened to find it at ‎Longsword Vineyard in Oregon. But more about the location later.   I took only a couple of…

Farmer’s couch and fisheye

On the road to Hood River, Oregon! It’s the first day of our trip and I’ve already forgotten all the stress at work. A day all of the sudden seems to be filled with much more time. And gliding down the highway with 55 miles an hour is a very smooth sail. North California passes by: dusty,…

Barefoot

My number is G203. Currently they are serving G180 at DMV in San Francisco. As this is going to take a while, I’ll use the time to confess. I confess that I am barefoot. I have to confess because going barefoot is in cities of first world countries something that is, in the minds of…

Kite surfing in Hatteras, North Carolina

Freezing water soaked through the leather on the inside of my neoprene gloves. The bone-chilling cold numbed my fingers. I knew that my hands were holding the bar but I couldn’t feel it. The left side of my face seemed to be covered with icing. Every body part would rather be in the hot tub.…