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We’re having visitors at the moment. It’s our friends from Germany, Gabi, Gunter, and the kids: Esra, Noah and Amy. They have taken some time off from their life in the small gorgeous wine producing village Bubenheim, and are spending 6 months experiencing new things on the road.Family Reichert
Well, maybe you should say “experiencing new things on the beach” because that’s where they spend most of their time. But not laying there under a parasol with a colored drink in their hands though, but photographing. To this family, and particularly to the mother, taking pictures is life. And not just any pictures, but pictures of the ocean and everything related to it.

For this purpose they packed themselves into their camper van and went all the 3 000 km from the South of Germany to almost the furthest North you can get around here: Lofoten, in the northern part of Norway. A fantastic place far, far up by the Norwegian Sea. You absolutely have to check out some of the results from that visit on: www.5reicherts.com

campervan in sunset Norwaycampervan in Norway

Having spent a couple of months up there, they are now on the way down south again, to go to France and take the Dover-Calais ferry over to England. The plan is then to drive towards the north again, to some far away located Island in Scotland. To find more beautiful pictures…
Norway Lofoten
It’s not the first time the family is on the road experiencing the world and creating fantastic photos and memories. They have made an innumerable amount of shorter trips around the European coastline, and also several long term trips in countries like New Zealand and the USA.

How do they do it? How do they get the time and money to just take the kids and go away on these trips? Well, I guess it’s like with everybody else who do similar things, they have a dream. They have a dream about doing more with their life than just the normal school and job race.

They have a dream about living a more vibrant life filled with passion for what they love; ocean, nature, travel, photography and being together as a family. And when you have a strong enough desire to do something, when you are filled with your dream – with why you want do to something, the how always sorts itself out.

Lofoten Norway

If you have a strong desire to travel and to see, do and experience new things, you plan your life accordingly and put your focus on the things that support this desire. You eliminate things in your life that doesn’t support what you want to do and instead put your time and energy on taking steps that lead you towards what you really want.

Maybe we’re getting a bit philosophical here, but if you want some more practical ideas about the how’s, read more on the pages: Job and Career, Children and School, Travel & Money for example.


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We strongly believe that taking off on a long term journey is excellent for you if you are feeling stuck in some way.

What is very important here is the time frame. It is when you actually leave everything for a longer period of time that you can free yourself from the stress of your everyday life. It is when the “musts” are taken care of that you get the freedom to really find out what’s most important to you.

This is what we are really passionate about. This is why we have set up this website in the first place. Every time we have gone off on a longer journey, it has brought us to a new level in our lives. And now we want to tell the world how great it is.

Staying in one place year after year doing the same thing over and over again makes your life stagnate to a certain degree. You reach a plateau that, at first, is comfortable, but that after a while may make you feel stuck.

A long term journey is a great way to break this pattern and take you to your next stage. A shorter vacation does not offer this solution in the same way. A short break (some days, a couple of weeks) is not long enough and you will be back in the old footsteps as soon as you’re back home.

Extended World Travel doesn’t have to be about going far away or seeing exotic cultures, although this can be a very enjoyable part of it. No, we would probably say that the most important part of life changing travel is to give yourself time.

It’s when you get the time and stop running around in the Rat Race that magical things start to happen.

We will most certainly be coming back to this subject in the future – The Power of Extended World Travel.

In the mean time you are most welcome to contact us if you have any questions!

Happy Travels!

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