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2bfree, das sind wir, Julia und Mark. Zwei die sich gefunden haben, um zusammen die Welt zu bereisen und nebenbei ihre Leidenschaft für Natur und Abenteuer teilen.

 

Unsere ersten Kurzurlaube haben wir unter Anderen in Chile und Italien gemacht. Da wir uns danach immer noch gut verstanden, beschlossen wir ein Jahr Auszeit zu nehmen und gemeinsam Nord- und Mittelamerika unsicher zu machen. Um all unsere Outdoor-Aktivitäten, wie klettern, Kanu und Fahrrad fahren, ausleben zu können, haben wir unseren Fiat Ducato mit Sack und Pack verschifft. Dieser Blog entstand daraus, damit unsere Familie und Freunde uns auf unseren Reisen begleiten können.

 

Nun haben wir nach diesem Jahr natürlich viel Freiheitsluft geschnuppert und wollen den Blog mit noch vielen weiteren Reisen und Erlebnissen füllen. Viel Spaß beim miterleben!

Julia & Mark

Love is in the air between the scarlet macaws over the ruins of Copán - Honduras. #scarletmacaw #2bfree #nature #centroamerica #honduras #aramacao #birds #birdingphotography #copanruinas #ara #colors #photography #natgeo #naturephoto

Love is in the air between the scarlet macaws over the ruins of Copán - Honduras. #scarletmacaw #2bfree #nature #centroamerica #honduras #aramacao #birds #birdingphotography #copanruinas #ara #colors #photography #natgeo #naturephoto ...

Der Arenal ist der aktivste und zugleich jüngste Vulkan von Costa Rica sowie einer der aktivsten Vulkane der Welt. #Arenal #Vulkan #CostaRica #2bfree #natgeo

Der Arenal ist der aktivste und zugleich jüngste Vulkan von Costa Rica sowie einer der aktivsten Vulkane der Welt. #Arenal #Vulkan #CostaRica #2bfree #natgeo ...

Scenic view over the magnificent lake Atitlán. It is worth it to explore also the little charismatic towns surrounding the lake. #lagodeatitlan #lakeatitlan #visitguatemala #_centroamerica #perhapsyouneedalittleguatemala #volcano #earthoutdoors #exploreguatemala #natgeotravel #outdooradventures #2bfree #wanderlust #travel

Scenic view over the magnificent lake Atitlán. It is worth it to explore also the little charismatic towns surrounding the lake. #lagodeatitlan #lakeatitlan #visitguatemala #_centroamerica #perhapsyouneedalittleguatemala #volcano #earthoutdoors #exploreguatemala #natgeotravel #outdooradventures #2bfree #wanderlust #travel ...

Nice hike to the Kjeragbolten. We found and made use of a very little time window within the constant heavy rain forecast over the past days around Lysefjord area. Got soaken wet on the way back, but that was worth it... 

#kjeragbolten
#kjerag
#keepbalance
#neverstopexploring
#besthikingtrails
#beautifulnature
#lysefjord
#norway
#2bfree

Nice hike to the Kjeragbolten. We found and made use of a very little time window within the constant heavy rain forecast over the past days around Lysefjord area. Got soaken wet on the way back, but that was worth it...

#kjeragbolten
#kjerag
#keepbalance
#neverstopexploring
#besthikingtrails
#beautifulnature
#lysefjord
#norway
#2bfree
...

Early morning atmosphere at Lake Yosephine. Glacier NationalPark / Montana / USA #lakejosephine #glaciernationalpark #montana #natgeo #nature #travel #lake #RockyMountains #mirror #2bfree #mountains

Early morning atmosphere at Lake Yosephine. Glacier NationalPark / Montana / USA #lakejosephine #glaciernationalpark #montana #natgeo #nature #travel #lake #RockyMountains #mirror #2bfree #mountains ...

What a start in the day! Soaking wet, but worth it.
Lofoten in September may not be sunny and warm, but on the other hand it offers nature views like this. Mind blowing!

#lofoten
#lofotenislands
#reine
#reinebringen
#bestofnorway
#natgeo100contest
#naturephotography
#2bfree
#wanderlust
#exploretheworld
#norway
#explorenorway
#rainbow

What a start in the day! Soaking wet, but worth it.
Lofoten in September may not be sunny and warm, but on the other hand it offers nature views like this. Mind blowing!

#lofoten
#lofotenislands
#reine
#reinebringen
#bestofnorway
#natgeo100contest
#naturephotography
#2bfree
#wanderlust
#exploretheworld
#norway
#explorenorway
#rainbow
...

Are you able to spot @juuuliiiiiiiia in here blue Kajak?
What a trip paddling through the archipelago north of Stockholm towards Ängsö National Park.
We were staying overnight on this beautiful island continuing to Ängsö early next morning and returned late in the evening. Both, the first and last hours of the day are probably the very best to kajak and explore the beauty of Swedens eastern coastline.

#ängsö
#ängsönationalpark
#kajaking
#kanuing
#nationalpark
#exploring
#natgeo100contest
#archipelago
#schärengarten
#scandinavia
#sweden
#stockholm
#stockholmarchipelago
#2bfree
#wanderlust
#amazingnature
#travelphotography

Are you able to spot @juuuliiiiiiiia in here blue Kajak?
What a trip paddling through the archipelago north of Stockholm towards Ängsö National Park.
We were staying overnight on this beautiful island continuing to Ängsö early next morning and returned late in the evening. Both, the first and last hours of the day are probably the very best to kajak and explore the beauty of Swedens eastern coastline.

#ängsö
#ängsönationalpark
#kajaking
#kanuing
#nationalpark
#exploring
#natgeo100contest
#archipelago
#schärengarten
#scandinavia
#sweden
#stockholm
#stockholmarchipelago
#2bfree
#wanderlust
#amazingnature
#travelphotography
...

The famous stavechurch in Heddal ist the biggest of its kind in Norway. The wodden construction is over 1000 years old and still about 1/3 of the tarred pine-tree beams are from this time. Just amazing to visit this place.

#stavechurch
#heddalstavechurch
#heddalstavkirke
#church
#notodden
#vestfold
#norway
#2bfree

The famous stavechurch in Heddal ist the biggest of its kind in Norway. The wodden construction is over 1000 years old and still about 1/3 of the tarred pine-tree beams are from this time. Just amazing to visit this place.

#stavechurch
#heddalstavechurch
#heddalstavkirke
#church
#notodden
#vestfold
#norway
#2bfree
...

Beautiful underwater world of the Skagerrak discovered during a Kajaktour in the Lysekil area / Sweden. 

#lysekil
#skagerak
#underwaterworld
#underwaterexplorer
#kajaking
#seakajaking
#jellyfish
#starfish
#archipelago
#natgeo100contest
#sweden
#2bfree 

@natgeo @natgeowild @natgeoadventure @natgeotravel

Beautiful underwater world of the Skagerrak discovered during a Kajaktour in the Lysekil area / Sweden.

#lysekil
#skagerak
#underwaterworld
#underwaterexplorer
#kajaking
#seakajaking
#jellyfish
#starfish
#archipelago
#natgeo100contest
#sweden
#2bfree

@natgeo @natgeowild @natgeoadventure @natgeotravel
...

For sure, everybody knows the Grand Canyon - but who knows the 'Bleik Canyon' which is by the way twice as deep? 
I bet without using Wikipedia or Google there might be a rare number of people knowing this place and for what it's famous for. 
The underwater canyon starts about 15 km offshore from Andenes/Norway and is a nature habitat for many underwater species, such as sperm whales, humpback whales, fin whales and killer whales (orcas).

We were lucky and could see both, sperm whales and orcas during a 5 hour ocean trip with the very friendly and competent team of @whalesafariandenes Thank you for the great opportunity!

#whales
#whalewatching
#spermwhale
#pottwal
#fluke
#wildlifephotography
#oceanphotography
#vesterålen
#northernnorway
#naturephotography
#whalespotting
#2bfree
#natgeo100contest
#bleikcanyon

For sure, everybody knows the Grand Canyon - but who knows the 'Bleik Canyon' which is by the way twice as deep?
I bet without using Wikipedia or Google there might be a rare number of people knowing this place and for what it's famous for.
The underwater canyon starts about 15 km offshore from Andenes/Norway and is a nature habitat for many underwater species, such as sperm whales, humpback whales, fin whales and killer whales (orcas).

We were lucky and could see both, sperm whales and orcas during a 5 hour ocean trip with the very friendly and competent team of @whalesafariandenes Thank you for the great opportunity!

#whales
#whalewatching
#spermwhale
#pottwal
#fluke
#wildlifephotography
#oceanphotography
#vesterålen
#northernnorway
#naturephotography
#whalespotting
#2bfree
#natgeo100contest
#bleikcanyon
...

Bike the Baltic #bikethebaltic #EuroVelo #ev10 #ostseeradweg #cycling #radtour #polen #ostsee #sonnenuntergang #sunset #2bfree

Bike the Baltic #bikethebaltic #EuroVelo #ev10 #ostseeradweg #cycling #radtour #polen #ostsee #sonnenuntergang #sunset #2bfree ...

Actually, November is not as bad as most people are saying. It’s all about timing - being at the right place at the right time.  Of course, not all days are like this, but who never tries, will never have a chance for such a jackpot experience.
#outdoor #rausmitdir #schwarzatal #2bfree #againstnovemberblues #thuringia #sleepingbag #outdoorlife #draussenzuhause

Actually, November is not as bad as most people are saying. It’s all about timing - being at the right place at the right time. Of course, not all days are like this, but who never tries, will never have a chance for such a jackpot experience.
#outdoor #rausmitdir #schwarzatal #2bfree #againstnovemberblues #thuringia #sleepingbag #outdoorlife #draussenzuhause
...

Worth it!
But you'll never know unless you try and find out. 
This is why we often choose the more adventureous option to discover a famous destination like in this case the seven sisters in Norway / Geiranger Fjord. 99% of all visitors come via speedboat from Geiranger or just see the beauty of the fjord from the quite expensive ferry while crossing from Hellesylt to Geiranger. 
And if there are paddlers, their preferred start is also Geiranger as it is just a 10km return trip from there. 
Paddling all the way from Hellesylt and back makes it to an challenging 30km mini-adventure , facing headwinds and waves for almost half the distance.
But this allows us to time it in a way to reach the falls when most of the others have already left and the annoying sounds of the speedboats have faded away.
Very nice ambient then to enjoy - when the evening-sun diffracts on the steep cliffs of this amazing UNESCO world heritage site.

#geirangerfjord
#sevensisterwaterfall
#freelife
#traveltheworld
#greatoutdoors
#2bfree
#norway
#waterfall
#earthpix
#geiranger
#unescoworldheritage
#wanderlust
#advanture
#paddleadventures
#kajaking
#natgeo100contest
#hellesylt

@natgeoadventure

Worth it!
But you'll never know unless you try and find out.
This is why we often choose the more adventureous option to discover a famous destination like in this case the seven sisters in Norway / Geiranger Fjord. 99% of all visitors come via speedboat from Geiranger or just see the beauty of the fjord from the quite expensive ferry while crossing from Hellesylt to Geiranger.
And if there are paddlers, their preferred start is also Geiranger as it is just a 10km return trip from there.
Paddling all the way from Hellesylt and back makes it to an challenging 30km mini-adventure , facing headwinds and waves for almost half the distance.
But this allows us to time it in a way to reach the falls when most of the others have already left and the annoying sounds of the speedboats have faded away.
Very nice ambient then to enjoy - when the evening-sun diffracts on the steep cliffs of this amazing UNESCO world heritage site.

#geirangerfjord
#sevensisterwaterfall
#freelife
#traveltheworld
#greatoutdoors
#2bfree
#norway
#waterfall
#earthpix
#geiranger
#unescoworldheritage
#wanderlust
#advanture
#paddleadventures
#kajaking
#natgeo100contest
#hellesylt

@natgeoadventure
...

Top of Scandinavia, top of Norway.
Of course, many of my climbing or alpine friends do know most of the highest peaks of the central Europe countries, but pretty sure almost nobody  knows the name of the highest peak of Norway and Scandinavia...
Galdhøppigen!

And as there are too many comfortable hikes from different huts to the 2469m summit available, we were looking for a real challenge to value the mountain in a special way.
We gave it a try by a little 'fair means' and skipped the huts at all. We started at 4:15am at the entrance of valley and cycled 18km and 700m elevation and took all the necessary gear (which isn't a lot to be honest) with us. We reached Spliterstulen hut at 6:00 and locked the bikes there. We hiked up via the Svellnose summit and Keilhaus Topp summit to the top.
We did well and reached Galdhøppigen after another 3,5 hours. Actually not all too bad for the ~1400m elevation gain, but more important was the fact, that the crowds were far behind us. So we had our peace to enjoy the beauty of this mountain just ourselves (okay, with two others but this is absolutely not much).
And when it started to become busy after a while we just moved to the southwest summit which is about 30m lower. Nobody will disturb there for hours as everyone is focused to the summit itself. Even if that means to share with hundreds of people. Strange...
At the end of the day we climbed 4 summits and made a 50km roundtrip with  over 2000 meter elevation gain.
Chapeau!!!

#topofnorway🇳🇴
#topofnorway
#topofscandinavia
#galdhøppigen
#galdhoppigen
#svellnose
#keilhaustopp
#spliterstulen
#alpinism
#mountaineering
#summit
#summitsofeurope
#2bfree
#wanderlust

Top of Scandinavia, top of Norway.
Of course, many of my climbing or alpine friends do know most of the highest peaks of the central Europe countries, but pretty sure almost nobody knows the name of the highest peak of Norway and Scandinavia...
Galdhøppigen!

And as there are too many comfortable hikes from different huts to the 2469m summit available, we were looking for a real challenge to value the mountain in a special way.
We gave it a try by a little 'fair means' and skipped the huts at all. We started at 4:15am at the entrance of valley and cycled 18km and 700m elevation and took all the necessary gear (which isn't a lot to be honest) with us. We reached Spliterstulen hut at 6:00 and locked the bikes there. We hiked up via the Svellnose summit and Keilhaus Topp summit to the top.
We did well and reached Galdhøppigen after another 3,5 hours. Actually not all too bad for the ~1400m elevation gain, but more important was the fact, that the crowds were far behind us. So we had our peace to enjoy the beauty of this mountain just ourselves (okay, with two others but this is absolutely not much).
And when it started to become busy after a while we just moved to the southwest summit which is about 30m lower. Nobody will disturb there for hours as everyone is focused to the summit itself. Even if that means to share with hundreds of people. Strange...
At the end of the day we climbed 4 summits and made a 50km roundtrip with over 2000 meter elevation gain.
Chapeau!!!

#topofnorway🇳🇴
#topofnorway
#topofscandinavia
#galdhøppigen
#galdhoppigen
#svellnose
#keilhaustopp
#spliterstulen
#alpinism
#mountaineering
#summit
#summitsofeurope
#2bfree
#wanderlust
...

Scenic view over the cloud forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica. #natgeo #2bfree #monteverde #costarica #nature #photography #landscape #cloudforest #travel #scenic #monteverdecostarica #sceniclocations #scenicview #clouds #traveltheworld #magicplace

Scenic view over the cloud forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica. #natgeo #2bfree #monteverde #costarica #nature #photography #landscape #cloudforest #travel #scenic #monteverdecostarica #sceniclocations #scenicview #clouds #traveltheworld #magicplace ...

Gorgeous thunderstorm over the baltic sea in Graal-Müritz. #2bfree #nature #thunderstorm #stormy #storm #photography #balticsea #ostsee #ostseeküste #coast #küstenliebe #natgeo #natgeoadventure #graalmüritz #naturephoto #stormchaser

Gorgeous thunderstorm over the baltic sea in Graal-Müritz. #2bfree #nature #thunderstorm #stormy #storm #photography #balticsea #ostsee #ostseeküste #coast #küstenliebe #natgeo #natgeoadventure #graalmüritz #naturephoto #stormchaser ...

Good for this black-capped squirrel monkey that he always has his umrella with him - especially in Costa Ricas long lasting rainy season. #2bfree #nature #monkey #costarica #rainyseason #wildlife #outdoor #monkeylove #animal #neverstopexploring

Good for this black-capped squirrel monkey that he always has his umrella with him - especially in Costa Ricas long lasting rainy season. #2bfree #nature #monkey #costarica #rainyseason #wildlife #outdoor #monkeylove #animal #neverstopexploring ...

Praying time - monks during the spiritual evening ritual at Wat Xieng Thong - Luang Prabang, Lao #monks #praying #spiritual #WatXiengThong #LuangPrabang #lao #temple #buddha #ravel #natgeo #2bfree #wanderlust

Praying time - monks during the spiritual evening ritual at Wat Xieng Thong - Luang Prabang, Lao #monks #praying #spiritual #WatXiengThong #LuangPrabang #lao #temple #buddha #ravel #natgeo #2bfree #wanderlust ...

Surving the wave.... Arizona / USA #wave #thewave #arizona #sandstone #natgeo #2bfree #travel #usa #magicplace

Surving the wave.... Arizona / USA #wave #thewave #arizona #sandstone #natgeo #2bfree #travel #usa #magicplace ...

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