Arizona Dream

Today we visited one of our most favorite places in the United States: Canyon de Chelly. It is simply gorgeous!

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On the Road together again

After almost three years, we are on the road together again, touring across the US Southwest in Herbie – our Love Bug (o\5!3/o).

“KÄFER LOVE”

The brand new book “Käfer Love” by Thorsten Elbrigmann was just released. This lovely book also features a story about our “Love Bug” Herbie and his travels around the world…

Kaefer Love

You can order “Käfer Love” via Amazon or directly from the publisher Delius Klasing.

Herbie’s Motor Oil

We’ve been treating Herbie with fully synthetic engine oil ever since and we never had any issues with the motor, even though we traveled with a camper in tow through the most toughest regions on earth, just as deserts, mountains and jungles.

Adamol’s fully synthetic 10W-60 “Racing” is our actual favorite! And we are proud using engine oil by an Austrian company which was founded 1896 by the Austrian Adam’s family.

Herbie’s a VW CLASSIC

Check out the latest edition of the German “VW CLASSIC” including ten pages about Herbie’s World Tour! Thank you, Magdalena Weinle, for this wonderful article!

In order to read it, click here!

The VolksWorld Tour

The current edition of the VolksWorld magazine is featuring “Our Grand Tour“.

In order to read it, click here!

Back Home in Austria!

Thank you for following our trip traveling across the US Southwest! We spent two wonderful months in the United States and just got back home to Austria, Europe.

The Sitting Hen

After more than four years of sitting in the backyard at a friend’s house in Ridgecrest, California, we have to move Herbie and the camper to another place. Therefore Domi “exhumed” the camper and was very surprised by what he found there…

Laughlin by the River

Before we were having our terrible ride back to Las Vegas, we tried to relax at a fancy hotel resort right at the Colorado river in Laughlin, Nevada. We really enjoyed to swim in the refreshing Colorado (as our hotel had its very own sandy beach, which others didn’t have) and also our stunning view from the 16th floor overlooking the town, the mountains and of course the blue Colorado river. (appendix)

At the moment we are in Pahrump and we’ll travel back to Ridgecrest tomorrow.

Herbie at Las Vegas’ Beetle Barn

We made it back safely! Herbie managed to drive the 99 miles (160 kilometers) from Laughlin to Las Vegas almost losing the cylinder head and two gallons of motor oil. After that Herbie was having two full days of “surgery” at the Beetle Barn.

But first of all, thank you so much, Justin, for your help with Herbie! And thank you, Wayne, for introducing us to Justin and his Las Vegas’ Beelte Barn!

Herbie was suffering from at least one ripped out stud which affected a loosen cylinder head. Domi had to remove the engine and take it all apart, so Justin could install inserts on all the studs in order to secure the heads and cylinders to the case. While they were doing that, they also treated Herbie with an extensive service including renewing the exhaust valve of cylinder no. three, replacing the piston rings as well as push rod tubes and changing various sealing gaskets.

After all that Herbie is ready for another world tour…