Interesting question, indeed. Let’s not make it too complicated though. Ruben and Joëlle, lovely to find you on our website! We are a young couple who believes that life is too short to be lived in an ordinary way. Both blessed, or cursed, with a heart that runs wild when discovering the new and unexplored, when we find solitude in nature, when searching the thrills. A special love for traveling isn’t necessarily what we grew up with, however we have both been excited to discover what the world has to offer for many years. Throughout our studies we traveled the major part of Europe, some North-African countries and parts of Asia and Oceania, even little trip to Central America, both together and apart. Yet, while studying, there was always the obligation of going back, retrieving a diploma so we could meet up to the standards required by our society. And this is what we did.
The past year and a bit we got a taste of what grownup life looks like. Both in full-time jobs, a lovely cat to look after, amazing friends and family who made this time extra special. But is this what life has to look like for the coming 40 years?
Daydreaming and melting some great ideas together brought us to a master plan. Joëlle wanted to cross the Americas on a motorbike, Ruben wanted to travel to New Zealand without using an airplane, and Joëlle someday had to walk the Te Araroa, a trail crossing the length of New Zealand. A little mix of all of these dreams brought us to our current plan: by motorbike from the Netherlands, through Europe and Asia via Australia to the absolute other side of the world: New Zealand. Possibly a one way ticket, since we might build up a life in New Zealand when we get there. Absolutely the biggest adventure of our lives.
Dreams came into action, and here we are. With our awesome KTM Adventure and Tènèrè bikes we are finally on our way ❤️