04/1991 - 11/1993
Our first big trip together; in 2½ years by train from Cham/Switzerland via Austria, Eastern-Europe, Russia, Mongolia and China to Hong-Kong. From there, through Southeast-Asia, Australia and New Zealand to the South-Pacific. Then via Asia back to Switzerland.
11/1993 - 05/1994
We are Flatmates of Renate + Thomas and get first temporary jobs.
06/1994 - 05/1999
We live together with different, interesting flatmates in Lindencham, work and save for our goal ...
We "dropped out" 1999
Aged 37 and 39, we "dropped out" on May 12th, 1999, because "normal" life seems to be too monotonous to us, and we value our freedom more than security. Since then, we're travelling slowly and joyfully around the globe. The experience of new landscapes, cultures and culinary delights is much more rewarding to us than the success obtained by the restless fighting of today's common prestige- and career-thinking. Furthermore, we take time to practise naturism regularly, as we feel best nude with nature. Instead of being addicted to working, we’re now incurable addicted to travelling, and this with delight, no matter if this virus ends harmless, or even lethal. So far, it has brought us to the following enriching destinations:
05/1999 - 12/2001
Voyage of experience and naturism across Europe with our Renault Twingo. Between Gibraltar and the North Cape we visit: Portugal, Spain, France, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. We enjoyed quite often a naturist's life, especially in France, Spain and Croatia, and even in Scandinavia.
12/2001 - 11/2003
Voyage of naturism: two years of "vivre nu et manger bien" in France and Spain.
05/2004 - 10/2004
Voyage of experience and naturism through Canada, in between one week side trip to Urs in the Dominican Republic.
10/2004 - 03/2005
Voyage of experience and naturism through Australia's eastern half.
04/2005 - 10/2005
Voyage of experience and naturism through Australia's northern and western territories.
10/2005 - 11/2005
Voyage of experience through Vanuatu's islands of Efate + Tanna.
11/2005 - 06/2006
Voyage of experience and naturism through New Zealand.
07/2006 - 09/2006
Voyage of experience through South-Africa and Namibia.
11/2006 - 01/2007
Voyage of experience and naturism through Western Australia.
06/2007 - 08/2007
Back to Switzerland, buying a car and preparing ourselves for a longer trip through Europe.
08/2007 - 04/2009
Voyage of naturism nude and natural at Europe’s nicest naturist grounds between Germany, Switzerland, France and Spain; including a long stay in Vera Playa.
09/2010 - 10/2011
Voyage of naturism About a year without clothes nor worries at 8 of the most beautiful naturist grounds in France and one in Spain.
03/2013 - 04/2013
Voyage of experience through Great Britain (England und Wales).
04/2013 - 10/2013
Voyage of naturism: A summer in our birthday suits in the Netherlands and on the French Atlantic coast. Also shortly to Belgium and Luxembourg.
10/2013 - 04/2014
Voyage of experience: We spend winter in Switzerland (Grisons, Ticino and the Bernese Oberland) and Germany (Lake Constance district).
04/2014 - 02/2015
Voyage of naturism: Almost 11 months "vivre nu et manger bien" in France and Spain.
02/2015 - 04/2015
Voyage of experience through Corsica (F).
04/2015 - 05/2015
Voyage of experience through Italy (Tuscany, Liguria, Piedmont, South Tyrol / Alto Adige and the Dolomites region).
Voyage of experience through Singapore.
11/2017 - 12/2017
Voyage of experience through Chile. Thereby, we visit the capital Santiago, as well as the the Atacama Desert in the country's north.
12/2017 - 02/2018
Voyage of experience and naturism through New Zealand's North Island.
02/2018 - 02/2019
Voyage of experience and naturism around big parts of Australia. Thereby we visit Tasmania, traverse the red centre and drive, apart from Queensland, once more around the entire fifth continent.
Voyage of experience through Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
05/2019 - 03/2020
Once again: Voyage of experience and naturism through Europe. Thereby we visit France, Austria, Hungary and Germany. Especially in France, we enjoy "vivre nu et manger bien"; eye- and dental repairs are on the agenda in Hungary.
04/2022 - ~08/2023
Once again: Voyage of experience and naturism through Europe.
all may be, nothing must be...
In the meantime, almost a quarter of a century has passed since we dropped-out 1999 at the age of 37 and 39 respectively. During this time, plus 4 ½ previous years, we’ve visited 6 continents, 77 countries or autonomous regions, 35 Pacific islands, as well as parts of Greenland and the North Atlantic. We still have more travel plans, all of it may be, nothing must be, if tomorrow is a good day to die, no worries – we lived our dreams, indeed!
The latest news and our future plans can be found on our News page.