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WorldTrip 2017/18

By Micha
20 Feb 2018
EC Ecuador

Mindo is located north-west of Quito at an altitude of 1.300 m. It’s an 2 hours drive by bus departing from the Ofelia bus terminal. From Quito city, it’s roughly half an hour drive by taxi to the bus terminal. If you enter the bus, you can’t choose your seat. Have a look at your ticket first; your seat number is written there. The bus get’s quite busy and full due to several stops in Quito and the suburbs.

When we arrived, of course, there was a light rainfall due to the cloud forest...

By Micha
12 Feb 2018
EC Ecuador

Everybody’s dream is to travel to the beautiful group of islands once where Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution was born. Usually, it is said that it’s very expensive and not affordable. If you don’t mind to stay in a hostel, booking the last-minute tours only just one day before and eat where the locals have their meals you can travel here for a while. The most important thing; come here in the low season to make it affordable.

We went to different islands; first to San Cristóbal...

Alligator in the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve
By Micha
31 Jan 2018
US United States

Our journey started from Naples to our reserved campsite in the Collier Seminole State Park. This State Park is very popular with RV travelers. Usually, they book their site 11 months in advance. The only option we had was moving our tent each night to get the last available site. It was worth the effort, even the more than 40 mosquito bites I got around my ankles. Pitching the tent in darkness with hundreds of mosquitos around us was challenging and only possible due to our perfect gear...

By Micha
22 Jan 2018
US United States

We came here early morning for birding. The density of nesting birds of prey is immense. There is a 2.2 mile / 3,5 km trail at the north-eastern part of the island. This trail can easily be extended by using one of the many smaller paths to the right and left. The last part of the hike is closed from October to May due to a nesting pair of bald eagles; the national emblem of the US. We have never seen such a huge variety of these birds before in just a couple of hours. There are several...

Manatee in crystal clear spring
By Micha
20 Jan 2018
US United States

Citrus County is well-known for its natural springs. After our first manatee experience we were looking for another spring, less crowded and away from the busy Chrystal River. What we found was a tranquil hidden gem just close by. We just paid 5 $ for parking and rented a tandem kayak for the whole day. We put on our wetsuits and jumped into the kayak to get closer to the manatees.

What we experienced here was mind-blowing, much better than the guided tour. First, we observed the...

swimming manatee in Chrystal River
By Micha
19 Jan 2018
US United States

Our first destination is Chrystal River in Florida. Our idea was to warm up from the cold winter in Europe. Actually, we planned to camp for four nights at Rainbow Springs. We didn’t expect to get night temps below 0°C / 32°F. Our MSR Freelight tent is best suited for warmer temperatures. It is not an all seasons tent. Due to luggage weight limitation by airlines, most of our gear is lightweight. Now, we ended up in a cabin nearby.

We stopped by Bill Jackson Outdoor Store to get a...

By Micha
06 Dec 2017
AU Australia

After several days at the sea, we went back to the woods. First destination is the Lamington National Park the Binna Burra section in Queensland. The park is also well-known for the northernmost located Antarctic beeches around 800 meters above sea level.

Shortly before we arrived at the campground I asked Markus for a quick stop for taking a pic. Just the yellow sign with a koala on it, because we didn’t spot any yet. We were spoilt with koalas along the Great Ocean Road in 2015. ...

By Micha
03 Dec 2017
AU Australia

After several days in the rainforest, we needed to warm up in the sun. Yuraygir National Park was the perfect location for it. The Angourie walk in the north of the park is 10 km long and leads along the sea. The views were amazing, and our target was being in time at low tide at Shelley caves. The last part to the caves is not marked. It’s a steep descent to a secluded beach. After the beach, we walked above an exposed rock shelf to get to the caves. It only works at low tide with hardly...

New England Gondwana Rainforest
By Micha
30 Nov 2017
AU Australia

We felt fantastic here and enjoyed the brilliant rainforest of New England. As soon as we arrived, we pitched our tent. The fee is 12 AUD for two, and there are 10 campsites only. While we prepared our lunch, it starts to pour again. After coffee, we decided to take our raincapes like yesterday.

We started at Point Lookout combined different trails to hike in a loop to the Eagles Nest, Weeping Rock, and the Antarctic Beech Forest. The trail is heavily steep and slippery due to the...

By Micha
29 Nov 2017
AU Australia

What an incredibly beautiful old Gondwana rainforest despite the heavy rain or due to. The Interpretive and Information Center of Dorrigo is very interesting and exciting. They also offer fancy presents and Christmas is coming soon. Markus always remembered me that we have limited space and weight, hahaha! Actually, we wanted to hike to different waterfalls starting at the Never Never picnic area. When we arrived at 750 meters elevation, I had a look at a hiking board. Suddenly I heard a...