Herbie’s World Tour

Our Love Bug, Herbie, traveled with us all around the world. We started on September 20, 2009, and spent almost four years on the road. Since that we visited 80 countries on six continents (including all 48 lower United States of America) by crossing 115 international borders. Herbie made more than 125,000 miles (or 202,000 kilometers).

Herbie’s World Tour started in our native city, Vienna, Austria. Initially we headed eastwards, leaving Europe and crossing the Middle East as well as Asia. From the east coast of India, we shipped Herbie No. I and our camper to Melbourne, Australia. In the meantime, we backpacked all over Southeast Asia by buses and trains. After touring around Down Under we put our set-up into another container going by ship from Brisbane to the port of Long Beach in California, USA.

In 2010, we covered all 48 continental United States by driving from coast to coast several times. In the year 2011, we explored Canada, Mexico and entire Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Belize), as we were traveling down to its dead end in Panama as well as all the way back to California again, where we stored Herbie No. I for a little while.

During summer 2011, we toured all over Europe in Herbie No. II, who we resurrected, after he was parked in the garage of Domi’s father for a couple years. We also had to get hold of second camper before we could go on “Herbie’s Euro Trip”, as the other trailer ended up in California. Therefore we drove to Eastern Germany to buy another “QEK”.

After exploring our native continent, Europe, we got back to the USA in order to activate Herbie No. I once again and to complete the huge missing section of the Pan-American Highway. So, we toured across the United States and Mexico, shipping the Love Bug from Veracruz to Colombia. From there we followed the so-called “Panamericana”, heading South to Argentina as well as all the way back again.

In December 2012, we started the most adventurous chapter of Herbie’s World Tour by touring the last missing continent, Africa, in Herbie No. II pulling the little camper. We headed from Vienna to Genoa, Italy, in order to get our set-up on a ferry to Tangier, Morocco. From there we crossed the African continent, traveling down the West, eventually reaching the Cape of Good Hope.

After reaching the most south-western point of the African continent, we headed back North again, but this time on the other side of Africa. On our long way up we had to go along the notorious “Trans-East-African Highway” in Kenya, which we managed in the middle of the rainy season without a single tow. After crossing the Lake Nasser as well as the Mediterrnean Sea by ship, we eventually got back to Eurasia and Europe.

In May 2014, we returned to the United States. After traveling together around the world for four years, we decided to marry. Our wedding took place in Independence, California. On our honeymoon we were visiting our most favorite spots of the US Southwest and were of course taking Herbie No. I for this very special ride …

… and they lived happily ever after.

Herbie’s World Tour has been continuing since then, of course. In summer of 2016, for instance, we traveled the US Southwest again. Herbie accompanied us for two months driving thousands of miles cross country. Whenever we have the chance to take Herbie for another ride – we take it! So, there is even more to come! Stay tuned!

Nations we visited on Herbie’s World Tour so far (chronologically):
Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman, Iran, Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Loas, Cambodia, Vietnam, Australia, the United States of America (USA), Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Belize, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, the United Kingdom (UK), Spain, Portugal, Monaco, Italy, Switzerland, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Venezuela, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt and Serbia.

Below you can see Herbie exploring the world…


Egypt, Africa


Sudan, Africa


Ethiopia, Africa


Kenya, Africa


Tanzania, Africa


Mozambique, Africa


South Africa, Africa


Namibia, Africa


Angola, Africa


Congo, Africa


Gabon, Africa


Cameroon, Africa


Nigeria, Africa


Togo, Africa


Burkina Faso, Africa


Mali, Africa


Mauritania, Africa


Western Sahara, Africa


Morocco, Africa


Venezuela, South America


Brazil, South America


Paraguay, South America


Argentina, South America


Chile, South America


Bolivia, South America


Peru, South America


Ecuador, South America


Colombia, South America


Switzerland, Europe


France, Europe


France, Europe


Spain, Europe


Spain, Europe


Spain, Europe


England, UK, Europe


Scotland, UK, Europe


Scotland, UK, Europe


Channel Ferry to Great Britain, Europe


Belgium, Europe


The Netherlands, Europe


Sweden, Europe


Sweden, Europe


Norway, Europe


Estonia, Europe


Latvia, Europe


Poland, Europe


Belize, Central America


Guatemala, Central America


Honduras, Central America


Costa Rica, Central America


Panama, Central America


El Salvador, Central America


Mexico, North America


California, USA, North America


Arizona, USA, North America


Utah, USA, North America


Colorado, USA, North America


Nova Scotia, Canada, North America


Queensland, Australia


India, Asia


Iran, Asia


Dubai, UAE, Asia


Oman, Asia


Saudi Arabia, Asia


Jordan, Asia


Turkey, Asia