About Our Journey
Everyone lives his life in a different way. Those who travel, travel in different ways and by different means. For us, taveling by motorcycle, has become a lifestyle. As we travel and work our way around the world we are, more and more, becoming citizens of this world. The fact that we are riding motorbikes helps us in the process. People seem to find us more approachable. We are out in the open, not in a vehicle, vulnerable. And being so heavily packed up, people are always curious about where we are going and what we are doing, so we meet people virtually every time we shut off the engines.
The second question people often ask us is; How do you pay for this? The simple answer is that we work 3 to 4 months a year. On our travels we enjoy the countries we travel through, we enjoy the people, the nature and the cultures. But after a while, we start looking forward to putting our hands and brains to work. On our journey, we have worked for a pearlfarm, diveschools, Harley Davidson and most recently, wineries. We have developed a sincere passion for wine, and making and tasting it has kept us going for the past couple of years. The beautiful thing is that a wine harvest, or vintage, normaly lasts 3 to 4 months. During this time, there is a lot of work and it allows us to save a bit of money. It also allows us to rest a bit from continuously being on the road and camping. It is great to have a roof over our heads for a while. With money in the bank and renewed energy for traveling, we hit the road again and ride to wherever it may take us.
While traveling, we try to save as much money as possible. We camp in the wild, we cook our own food, we drink tap water and we do our own bike maintenance. For many people, this does not sound like a life of luxury. Although it can be hard from time to time, the freedom that comes with it is well worth making a sacrifice here or there. Waking up in nature and meeting all of the amazing people we encounter on the road is priceless. We love what we do and hope to be able to do it for a long time to come.