It's better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.

Wo Wege vorgeschrieben sind bleiben Entdeckungen aus.

Die Kammern der Phantasie haben viele Fenster. Die Vernunft steht bloß für ihre Jalousien.

2bfree Laguna Bacalar Copyright Mark Wistuba

2 b free

2 b free

to be free

Die Zeit ist das Feuer in dem wir verbrennen.

In Träumen, Spiegeln und Wasser trifft man den Himmel und die Erde.

Das Leben reitet auf jener Welle, die es schließlich auch verschlingt.

Es nützt nichts, neue Wege aufzutun und diese nicht zu gehen.

2bfree – to be free to be a discoverer

Es ist ein Trugschluss, dass unsere Welt keine weißen Flecken mehr bietet, dass alles was es zu entdecken gilt bereits entdeckt wurde. Auch wenn es in einer Zeit in der das Internet die Menschen dominiert und Schwergewichte wie Google, Instagram und Facebook große Teile unseres Alltags bestimmen, liegt es einzig an uns jene digitale Welt zu verlassen und uns abseits ausgetretener Pfade zu bewegen. Wir stecken unsere Ziele, wählen die Orte und Kulturen und wir entscheiden auch über die Art und Weise des „Wie“. Wir sind es, die bestimmen in wie weit wir unsere Komfortzone verlassen und ob es ausreichend ist, einen Ort aus bereits bekannten Perspektiven zu besichtigen oder ihn aus anderen ganz neu –für uns– zu entdecken.

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Eine kleine Auswahl unserer Erlebnisse, Begegnungen, Eindrücke, Erfahrungen und Abenteuer.

Was für ein Kajak! Das @prijongmbh Dayliner S scheint die perfekte Wahl für Julia zu sein. Vielen Dank an das kompetente Team von @denkoutdoor für die freundliche Top-Beratung. Die lange Anfahrt aus Thüringen und die Stunden bei euch haben sich echt mehr als gelohnt.
Wir konnten es natürlich kaum erwarten, das Kajak auch gleich auszuprobieren und hatten nach den letzten Regentagen gestern auf unserem Homespot, dem Hohenwarte Stausee, die Möglichkeit dies zu tun. Chapeau!

#kajaking
#denkoutdoor
#prijonkayaks
#tagewiediese
#hohenwartestausee
#2bfree
#exploretheworld
#homeiswhereyouparkit
#magicmoments

Was für ein Kajak! Das @prijongmbh Dayliner S scheint die perfekte Wahl für Julia zu sein. Vielen Dank an das kompetente Team von @denkoutdoor für die freundliche Top-Beratung. Die lange Anfahrt aus Thüringen und die Stunden bei euch haben sich echt mehr als gelohnt.
Wir konnten es natürlich kaum erwarten, das Kajak auch gleich auszuprobieren und hatten nach den letzten Regentagen gestern auf unserem Homespot, dem Hohenwarte Stausee, die Möglichkeit dies zu tun. Chapeau!

#kajaking
#denkoutdoor
#prijonkayaks
#tagewiediese
#hohenwartestausee
#2bfree
#exploretheworld
#homeiswhereyouparkit
#magicmoments
...

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
...

Very nice hiking here in Tiveden National Park. Combined almost all hikes to fill the day and finally got lazy legs.
Highly recommendable, but start about 6 in the morning to get the best views and escape the growd. 

#offthepath #tiveden #tivedensnationalpark #overlander #landsend #4x4camper #explorenature #expeditionvehicle #2bfree

Very nice hiking here in Tiveden National Park. Combined almost all hikes to fill the day and finally got lazy legs.
Highly recommendable, but start about 6 in the morning to get the best views and escape the growd.

#offthepath #tiveden #tivedensnationalpark #overlander #landsend #4x4camper #explorenature #expeditionvehicle #2bfree
...

What a night! We have seen our first northern light here in Norway. 
At exactly 68°55′38.62″N (north of the Lofoten) we had great luck with a party clear scy around midnight. A childhood dream came true for both of us last night. Now, we are looking forward to see them hopefully more often.

#northernlights
#aurora
#auroaborealis
#nordlichter
#nightsky
#2bfree
#visitvesterålen
#bestofnorway
#vanlifediaries
#vanlife4x4
#exploretheworld
#expeditionvehicle
#vanlifegermany
#homeiswhereyouparkit
#iveco4x4
#homeonwheels
#explorermagazin
#whatanight
#northofpolarcircle
#4x4camper

What a night! We have seen our first northern light here in Norway.
At exactly 68°55′38.62″N (north of the Lofoten) we had great luck with a party clear scy around midnight. A childhood dream came true for both of us last night. Now, we are looking forward to see them hopefully more often.

#northernlights
#aurora
#auroaborealis
#nordlichter
#nightsky
#2bfree
#visitvesterålen
#bestofnorway
#vanlifediaries
#vanlife4x4
#exploretheworld
#expeditionvehicle
#vanlifegermany
#homeiswhereyouparkit
#iveco4x4
#homeonwheels
#explorermagazin
#whatanight
#northofpolarcircle
#4x4camper
...

Top of Poland. An early start gave us about 30 minutes of silence to enjoy the beautyfull panorama of both the Rysy summits (high point of Poland and the slightly higher top located in Slovakia) and the High Tatra just ourselves. 

#rysy
#rysy2499mnpm🗻☀️👣
#rysy2503mnpm
#hightatras
#hightatrasmountains
#hohetatra
#topofpoland
#alpinism
#climbing
#poland
#slovakia
#wanderlust
#2bfree
#exploretheworld

Top of Poland. An early start gave us about 30 minutes of silence to enjoy the beautyfull panorama of both the Rysy summits (high point of Poland and the slightly higher top located in Slovakia) and the High Tatra just ourselves.

#rysy
#rysy2499mnpm🗻☀️👣
#rysy2503mnpm
#hightatras
#hightatrasmountains
#hohetatra
#topofpoland
#alpinism
#climbing
#poland
#slovakia
#wanderlust
#2bfree
#exploretheworld
...

Not our first encounter with a moose here in Norway, but the first where they gave us the opportunity to get the camera ready...
As we are still not sure what the difference between moose and elk is - maybe someone can comment this here. 

#moose
#elk
#wildlifephotography
#norway
#2bfree

Not our first encounter with a moose here in Norway, but the first where they gave us the opportunity to get the camera ready...
As we are still not sure what the difference between moose and elk is - maybe someone can comment this here.

#moose
#elk
#wildlifephotography
#norway
#2bfree
...

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
...

Once in a lifetime...
...visiting one of the climbing Mekkas of the world. 

Flatangers "Hanshallaren" cave for sure belongs to this places, known as climbing Mekkas. But not just because of Adam Ondras 'Silence', worlds first 9c (UIAA 12). The area offers far more than 'just' this. Besides climbing from 4c to 9c, there is a stunning landscape to explore in vertical and horizontal direction. And further more, the archipelago is a fantastic place for kajaking and fishing, too.

#hanshallaren
#flatangercave
#flatanger 
#climbingnorway
#klatring
#climbingmekka
#2bfree
#thebestofnorway
#explorenature
#naturephotography
#natgeo100contest

Once in a lifetime...
...visiting one of the climbing Mekkas of the world.

Flatangers "Hanshallaren" cave for sure belongs to this places, known as climbing Mekkas. But not just because of Adam Ondras 'Silence', worlds first 9c (UIAA 12). The area offers far more than 'just' this. Besides climbing from 4c to 9c, there is a stunning landscape to explore in vertical and horizontal direction. And further more, the archipelago is a fantastic place for kajaking and fishing, too.

#hanshallaren
#flatangercave
#flatanger
#climbingnorway
#klatring
#climbingmekka
#2bfree
#thebestofnorway
#explorenature
#naturephotography
#natgeo100contest
...

Amazing view over the archipelago east of Stockholm.
#archipelago #schären #sweden #2bfree #vaxholm #rindo #stockholm

Amazing view over the archipelago east of Stockholm.
#archipelago #schären #sweden #2bfree #vaxholm #rindo #stockholm
...

"A bicycle brings you to places, that cars never see." #bicycles #vaxholm #sweden #2bfree

"A bicycle brings you to places, that cars never see." #bicycles #vaxholm #sweden #2bfree ...

Julia is scouting the trail on cedar creek through the flooded Congaree National Park. The Ally Expedition canoe easily offers space for us and the bikes to roll back to the camper - the 23kg of the canoe (when taken apart) can be carried in a big backpack. #expedition #adventure #natgeoadventure #natgeowild #natgeotravel #canoe #congaree #outdoorwomen #outdoorliving #outdooradventures #allycanoe #canoeexpedition #findyourpark #nationalpark #southcarolina #usa #2bfree #wanderlust #travel

Julia is scouting the trail on cedar creek through the flooded Congaree National Park. The Ally Expedition canoe easily offers space for us and the bikes to roll back to the camper - the 23kg of the canoe (when taken apart) can be carried in a big backpack. #expedition #adventure #natgeoadventure #natgeowild #natgeotravel #canoe #congaree #outdoorwomen #outdoorliving #outdooradventures #allycanoe #canoeexpedition #findyourpark #nationalpark #southcarolina #usa #2bfree #wanderlust #travel ...

Approaching the Danube delta is not the easiest task at all...
But once getting there it's a perfect place to start with the Kanu to explore the delta

#danubedelta
#donaudelta
#4x4camper
#exploretheworld
#expeditionvehicle
#iveco4x4
#offthepath
#abenteuerlust
#tinyhouseonwheels
#overlanders
#2bfree
#homeiswhereyouparkit 
#explorermagazin
#vanlifediaries

Approaching the Danube delta is not the easiest task at all...
But once getting there it's a perfect place to start with the Kanu to explore the delta

#danubedelta
#donaudelta
#4x4camper
#exploretheworld
#expeditionvehicle
#iveco4x4
#offthepath
#abenteuerlust
#tinyhouseonwheels
#overlanders
#2bfree
#homeiswhereyouparkit
#explorermagazin
#vanlifediaries
...

Klettern in Belogradtschik lässt die Herzen höher schlagen ❤️😁

Climbing the beautiful sandstone towers of Belogradtschik (Bulgaria) make  hearts beat faster. ❤️😁
@climbing_wordwide
@climb_lover

#rockclimbing
#keepbalance
#kletternmachtspass
#climbingmekka
#belogradchik
#climbnowworklater
#belogradtschik
#bulgariaofficial
#climbinginspiration
#biwaktv
#climbingpassion
#climbinglovers
#2bfree
#tradclimbing
#sandstoneclimbing

Klettern in Belogradtschik lässt die Herzen höher schlagen ❤️😁

Climbing the beautiful sandstone towers of Belogradtschik (Bulgaria) make hearts beat faster. ❤️😁
@climbing_wordwide
@climb_lover

#rockclimbing
#keepbalance
#kletternmachtspass
#climbingmekka
#belogradchik
#climbnowworklater
#belogradtschik
#bulgariaofficial
#climbinginspiration
#biwaktv
#climbingpassion
#climbinglovers
#2bfree
#tradclimbing
#sandstoneclimbing
...

The magic Angel Oak in South Carolina. Awesome beauty of nature. #angeloak #charleston #southcarolina #johnsisland angeloaktree #tree #nature #magicaltree #wonderofnature #2bfree #usa

The magic Angel Oak in South Carolina. Awesome beauty of nature. #angeloak #charleston #southcarolina #johnsisland angeloaktree #tree #nature #magicaltree #wonderofnature #2bfree #usa ...

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 ...