The Quest on a desert road next to palm trees on Fuerte Ventura.

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Three Steps to Sourdough Bread!

December 3, 2023

We used to bake our own bread even before our journey. Baking on the road in a van, especially without a fridge, can be challenging. Now, in our winter abode, we have an oven again, and our dear neighbors got us a sourdough starter! Find out how you can easily bake your own bread here!

About Birthdays

November 26, 2023

Nearly three years on the road also means three birthdays on the road. Last week marked Georg's third birthday that we didn't "celebrate" in Germany. In honor of Georg's birthday, let's take a little journey through time...


Vanfood- Spagetti Bolognese (vegan)

November 4, 2023

Sometimes you need a comfort food because even in van life, there are bad days. For me, it's spaghetti Bolognese! Today, I'm sharing this recipe with you and I'll reveal how I cook efficiently in my van.

QUEST - Our Van - Our Home

October 29, 2023

Today, we'd like to share some key details about our faithful companion and our home with you. We'll also explain why we chose this model in the first place and whether we would do it the same way again.

Plans for the Winter

October 22, 2023

In the past years, we have crossed Europe on our journey with our Quest and experienced numerous adventures. Since May 2021, our home on four wheels has been our constant companion, taking us through different countries. On this journey, we have encountered many climatic challenges, always adapting to the temperatures and avoiding winter. But now, in Canada, we feel the approach of winter and our plans for the coming season are taking shape. In this article, we would like to share with you our experiences and thoughts regarding the upcoming winter months in Canada.


October 15, 2023

We can no longer deny it, summer is over. All the more reason to recap the summer and express gratitude for the little and big things. Here you will find my top 5 summer stories from our summer of 2023

Jo's EASY Zimtrollen Rezept (for the lazy)

October 8, 2023

Rain, darkness, and a craving for cake, but no desire for the hassle of long dough preparation? Then here's Jo's quick and easy recipe for cinnamon rolls. With delicious cinnamon and sugar, perfect for autumn and winter, and moreover, easy to bake. It works both in the van and at home!

Our Journey - Part II

October 1, 2023

We divide our trip, or rather the routes we drove into parts. This is how it turned out. Here you can find the second part of our trip with the countries and special destinations we visited.

How to surf? - 3 Tips for Surf Beginners

September 24, 2023

Ready to catch some waves but not sure where to start? In December 2021, I spontaneously enrolled in a surf school, and here are my top 3 takeaways from the experience!

Welcome to "How to America": Your Guide to the Ultimate Camping Adventure in North America

September 17, 2023

Are you dreaming of an unforgettable camping adventure in North America with your own vehicle? We've compiled this guide based on our own experiences to help you make your dream a reality. Here, you'll learn everything from vehicle preparation to shipping, from flight bookings to visa requirements and insurance matters. Let's embark on this exciting journey together!

Our Journey - Part I

September 10, 2023

We divide our trip, or rather the routes we drove into parts. This is how it turned out. Here you can find the first part of our trip with the countries and special destinations we visited.

Get Away! Where to Go in Winter

September 3, 2023

Escaping the winter - instead of cold and wet, opting for sun, sea, and warmth. But where can you find that in Europe? We spent two years traveling through Europe, evading the gray winter in Germany. We'll tell you where we went and what you should consider.

To the highest mountain in Germany - with a dog!

August 20, 2023

The Zugspitze, with its 2,942 meters, is the highest mountain in Germany. Can one hike it with a dog? There are 2,400 meters of altitude to cover over a distance of 23 km. The entire hike takes about 10 hours. Yes, it is possible to hike this mountain with a dog. We will tell you how we did it in this article.

DIY Dog Crates

August 13, 2023

Using dog crates has many advantages that we didn't fully consider at the beginning of our journey. In this article, we would like to provide a glimpse into why we have a fixed dog crate in the car, how we built it, and why we wouldn't want to be without it anymore.

Your packing list for a multiday Canoe-Tour

August 6, 2023

You are planning an exciting multi-day canoe trip and want to make sure you have everything covered? Perhaps it's also your first multi-day trip with your furry companion, and you want to ensure you haven't forgotten anything? Don't worry, with our practical packing list, you can prepare yourself optimally. By the way, this list is also perfect for planning your next hiking adventure!

In the Wild - Multi-Day Canoe Tour

July 30, 2023

Embark on an exciting adventure - several days alone in the wilderness! Camping with a tent is already cool, but with a canoe, it becomes something truly extraordinary. Discover here how we had this unforgettable experience, enriched with valuable tips and tricks for your own adventure. Let yourself be inspired and find out where and, most importantly, how you can experience this captivating journey.

Flashback: 10 things we learned about Sweden!

July 23, 2023

Sweden wasn't just our first destination, but also one of the most relaxed countries we've visited in Europe. Sweden is characterized by its forests, lakes, and rivers, the midnight sun, mosquitoes and moose, Midsummer celebrations, and cinnamon rolls with cardamom. Sweden has become so much to us, but above all, it's a summer fairy tale that still feels that way even in retrospect. To give you a glimpse into this beautiful country, we present to you the 10 things we've learned in Sweden.

How to travel with your own Van to America!

July 16, 2023

Those who dream of traveling to America with their own camper will find numerous blog posts on the internet. We also did a lot of research before our trip and acquired a wealth of knowledge. In our post, you will find not only general information but also everything we have gathered, including the current prices for shipping to America and a detailed schedule. Planning is everything when it comes to this endeavor.

Volunteering and travelling the world

July 2, 2023

We wanted to help voluntarily already in Hamburg, but there it was not so easy. Funny thing, but there are far too many dog walkers there. The situation is different in animal welfare organizations abroad. Here there is often a lack of helping hands. In the animal shelter Arche Noha in Tenerife we had the first time actively accepted a volunteer position and it was the best start we could have wished for! Here you can find out how and why we became active in animal welfare, how you might find a suitable organization and how Nelly came to us.


Starlink DC-powered, space and power saving RV install!

June 25, 2023

It's a gamechanger: Thanks to Starlink you can be almost everywhere and have so good internet to be able to decently work, game or stream more than without problems. But there are contractual and technical limitations. Besides Geolocks, there is no official support for operation without an inverter or your own router. For us, it would be the first device that requires an inverter. This and the clunky original router would unnecessarily consume space and energy in our small T4. We solved these problems and found a setup that works perfectly for us. If this setup would be something for you, you can read in this article.

Street dog found: What to do?

May 15, 2023

Have you ever found a street dog abroad and wondered how you can help it? This guide for animal-loving travelers will give you some useful tips on how to help street dogs, even if you are not an expert. After all, not every dog running around without a collar is a stray. There are always ways to help, such as giving food and water or helping him with injuries. If you want to learn more about it, read this article and show your compassion towards animals.