If you love adventure travel and only need a backpack to see the world…this post is for you! Sandro Schmid, who is originally from Switzerland, travels with only a few (important!) things. Along with his girlfriend, a van, a bike, and camera, he sets up camp along the way while exploring the world. Fresh off the path of the North Eastern Italy, Sandro has ventured through the Dolomites and has gifted us with his amazing photos and travel tips!
The Dolomites are a UNESCO World Heritage site and its geography is made up of a diverse and growing landscape. Tremendous mountains, deep valleys, turquoise lakes, and steep cliffs make for dramatic views. There are 18 mountain peaks that rise over 3,000 meters high, making the Dolomites one of the most incredible places on the planet.
Traveling through Europe can be expensive, but Sandro is an expert when it comes to combining budget travel and adventure. Find the comfort in having a camper van as your home and a bonfire as your kitchen, and you will appreciate the great outdoors and the stunning views. Meeting people along the way will compliment your journey and make it an unforgettable one.
“You can go camping in a five star campsite or just in the wild. We prefer to camp in the wild so there are the pros that it is cheaper and you can do what you want. The cons are you don’t have a toilet or a shower and electricity.”
“Camping is different in every country in Europe. Not every country allows camping in the wilderness like Norway, so its more difficult. In Switzerland it is possible to camp anywhere, but not legal. In Italy, it is more difficult to find areas to camp.”
Never been camping? Packed only a tiny backpack? Cooked over a campfire? Gone where the wind takes you? This may sound scary, but we promise…do this once in your life and you will not regret it! Just let Sandro’s photos do the convincing…
Inspired to make your own camper van? Sandro created his with solar panels and plenty of space for him and his girlfriend to travel the world. Follow him on social media and check out his photos of his travels, and get ready to get bit by the wanderlust bug…