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Have Fun And Go Hi! I'm Erik, solo traveling the World in a self-converted Land Rover Defender 110!

Will I make it? That's the question when conquering the highest paved road 😅This was an incredible experience, one I wan...
18/12/2023

Will I make it?
That's the question when conquering the highest paved road 😅

This was an incredible experience, one I wanted to cross off my bucket list for a long time 🤟🏻😎 Come join me on this adventure, and let's discover this insanely beautiful place on planet Earth!

Enjoy the full episode right here:

I'm going to the highest paved road in the French Alps with my Land Rover Defender Overland Camper. The road is on top of Cime de la Bonette in the southeast...

Let's go!!To quote John Muir; The mountains are calling, and I must go ⛰️Here's to embracing the adventure, conquering n...
15/12/2023

Let's go!!

To quote John Muir; The mountains are calling, and I must go ⛰️

Here's to embracing the adventure, conquering new heights, and finding freedom in every journey! 👊🏼😎

10/12/2023

I uploaded a new video again, and here's a little preview! 🎉

In the NEW episode, I'm driving the Route des Grandes Alpes. This route is between Lake Geneva and the French Riviera, passing over all the high passes of the Alps within France. This truly is paradise on planet Earth, which you have to see!

So, enjoy this trip with me, and hit that play button!
FULL VERSION: https://youtu.be/qVlD9dvWLJo

So... Here is some double good news!! 🤩Today, I'm officially launching the Have Fun and Go Spaceship... 🚀 I mean Website...
07/12/2023

So... Here is some double good news!! 🤩

Today, I'm officially launching the Have Fun and Go Spaceship... 🚀 I mean Website!

It contains stories about my journeys, some of the gear and equipment I use, and everything you want to know about me and my Land Rover Defender 110, AND you can buy your own Have Fun and Go Sticker in the shop!

Check it out: https://www.havefunandgo.com/

I will also post NEW YouTube videos starting this Sunday, the 10th of December 2023 🍿 🎥

Now, you might be wondering where on earth I disappeared to... Spoiler: it wasn't just a really long pit stop.
Let's just say I took an unexpected detour 🙈
In a few days, I will spill all the wild tales!

Buckle up, folks – the adventure resumes.
Hope to see you there!

Cheers, Erik

Go Slow Escargot!Slow and steady wins the race, right? 🐌 I've been meandering through France for what feels like a snail...
27/09/2023

Go Slow Escargot!

Slow and steady wins the race, right? 🐌 I've been meandering through France for what feels like a snail's pace, and I'm loving every minute of it! ✌🏼😎

Forget racing through countries like it's a checklist – when do you truly experience the magic? How long does it take to really say you've visited? 🌏

Today's highlight: Meeting this escargot ** Land Rover Defender enthusiast! 🐌 I mean, look at that form! Both are not shaped to go fast 😂

So, let's ditch the 'country count' and savor the moments. It's about quality, not quantity! 🌍❤️



*no escargot was hurt during the making of this photo 🤪

What a day ⛰️Yesterday, we were in our absolute element! Small, bendy gravel roads, beautiful French mountains covered i...
22/09/2023

What a day ⛰️

Yesterday, we were in our absolute element!

Small, bendy gravel roads, beautiful French mountains covered in this smoky haze (which makes them look even cooler), and some fine tunes playing through the speakers.

For me, this is an absolute dream!!

It's when driving becomes this meditative thing where it's just me and the Defender slowly crawling to the top and then down again, only to repeat itself around the next corner.

It's at that point I forget about everything. No worries, no stress, nothing! I freakin' love it ❤️

Do you know this feeling?

Chop 'Til You Drop 🌱🔪Who knew chopping veggies could be my new World Trip hobby? 😋So, I guess I'm going to chop my way t...
17/09/2023

Chop 'Til You Drop 🌱🔪

Who knew chopping veggies could be my new World Trip hobby? 😋

So, I guess I'm going to chop my way to Asia. In a couple of months, I'm a freakin' chef or lost a finger or two 😂

Naaahhhh just kidding, don't worry Mom! I'm eating healthy and I can still count to ten 👐🏼

Now what should I do with all these veggies?

I'm Alive!!Wow!! I don't know what happened but I crashed straight into the French Vacation Twilight Zone doing absolute...
10/09/2023

I'm Alive!!

Wow!! I don't know what happened but I crashed straight into the French Vacation Twilight Zone doing absolutely butkus 🤤

Well... apart from strolling through French towns, chilling at the pool, a lot of reading and listening to podcasts, meeting some very nice people, and I visited my parents who were also in France 🇫🇷

I guess I really needed some time off. So, that's what I did. Thanks for all the lovely messages of concern 🤗

I'm freakin' alive 🙋🏻

And now it's time to go from 'tourist mode' to 'traveler mode'🧭

In other words, crispy croissant time is over 🥐 Let's rev up the engine and get to my global quest!!

Asia is calling ☎️
But first, let me finish my morning coffee ☕🤣

Of course, I had to go inside this WW I bunker 😲While driving through the Northeast of France there are a lot of World W...
02/08/2023

Of course, I had to go inside this WW I bunker 😲

While driving through the Northeast of France there are a lot of World War 1 memorials and sites you can visit around the city of Verdun.

This fortress bunker is one of them and although it doesn't mean you can actually go inside and just wander around... I still did. 😆

In the latest YouTube episode, I'll tell you all about the longest fight during WWI, which happened here 100 years ago 🤯 AND A LOT MORE!

So, if you haven't seen it yet... Here's the link to the video; https://youtu.be/ES03xSKRw0E

After a rough start in the Netherlands 😵‍💫 I entered Luxembourg via Belgium 🇱🇺🇧🇪Now I'm determined to find a wild campin...
23/07/2023

After a rough start in the Netherlands 😵‍💫
I entered Luxembourg via Belgium 🇱🇺🇧🇪

Now I'm determined to find a wild camping spot!!

There's a lot of forest where I can easily hide, or is this adventure with my Defender camper going to turn out differently? 🫣

Enjoy the new episode 🎬 https://youtu.be/wEw9pQUG3V0 and don't be afraid moehahahaha! 👻

WATCH OUT!!!Yeahhh... you're all good! Almost stepped on your face there 😝While in Luxembourg I did not only enjoy drivi...
21/07/2023

WATCH OUT!!!

Yeahhh... you're all good! Almost stepped on your face there 😝

While in Luxembourg I did not only enjoy driving through the beautiful landscape. I also walked through the beautiful landscape. So tiring but it saves a lot of diesel 👍🏼

Normally I just turn off my phone and go on a long hike where it's just me 🙋🏻 and the sounds of nature 🌿🐯 (didn't spot one unfortunately!)

But in this case, I had some selfie fun 👊🏻😎

Nothing beats setting the timer of your camera, running away from it like you just armed a bomb, and then posing like a badass fashion model pretending you're not out of breath. Nailed it 🤩👍🏻

Cows and rain! What?I have adopted a new 'mantra' and it is ; Have Fun and Go slow 🐌 If you've watched the latest video ...
18/07/2023

Cows and rain! What?

I have adopted a new 'mantra' and it is ; Have Fun and Go slow 🐌 If you've watched the latest video on youtube (see the previous post) you know it was a bit of a hectic start so I really had to go into Bob Marley mode 😅

And so I did... Relax man✌🏼😏

Going from sixth gear to third gear was challenging because I was still in full preparation mode 🏃🏻 But now...

Now I'm chilling in the shade with a cup of coffee accompanied by a couple of curious cows 🐮 and even those rain clouds up ahead can't ruin my day ☀️

🎼Don't worry about a thing, cuz every little thing is gonna be alright 🎼

The World Trip KICK-OFF video is here!! Yes, it's live now🤩It's a strange feeling that after many, many months of prepar...
16/07/2023

The World Trip KICK-OFF video is here!! Yes, it's live now🤩

It's a strange feeling that after many, many months of preparations, the time has come to turn the key and... GO!! 🚀
I'm super excited 😎
Curious about what's to come 🫡
So, enjoy this episode, everyone 🎥

This is it! The kick-off of my solo World Trip to Asia in my self-converted Land Rover Defender Overland camper. It's a strange feeling that after many, many...

You can call this the unofficial start of my solo world trip to Asia in my Land Rover Defender Overland Camper 🚀 Why not...
02/07/2023

You can call this the unofficial start of my solo world trip to Asia in my Land Rover Defender Overland Camper 🚀 Why not official? 🤔

Well, I really need a head start! Why? Well.. You're awesome if you click the video below because then you'll find out! 👊🏻😎 Also.. Watch out for the hair pin bend 😂

So, enjoy the well-known intro for the very last time. It's all going to be different next week 🎉

You can call this the unofficial start of my solo world trip to Asia in my Land Rover Defender Overland Camper. Why not official? Well, I really need a head ...

Ola Facebook friends!! 👋🏼A new YouTube video is now live 🤩Before I start the solo World Trip with my Land Rover Defender...
25/06/2023

Ola Facebook friends!! 👋🏼
A new YouTube video is now live 🤩

Before I start the solo World Trip with my Land Rover Defender Camper, I want to solve one major problem with the rooftop tent, which has annoyed me since I used it for the first time🤬

Ok, before I start the solo World Trip with my Land Rover Defender Camper, I want to solve one major problem with the rooftop tent, which has annoyed me sinc...

Hi, I hope you are doing well!!There's a SUPER FRESH new YouTube video waiting for you! https://youtu.be/vbWUO1K4fWY 🔺sp...
18/06/2023

Hi, I hope you are doing well!!

There's a SUPER FRESH new YouTube video waiting for you!
https://youtu.be/vbWUO1K4fWY

🔺spoiler alert🔺 It's gonna be ugly!

Why? Well... A front axle is an essential part of getting the Land Rover Defender out of the garage. Which I DON'T HAVE!

Oh, and there are a few other things I had to fix where I had to spend a few hours on a freezing concrete floor 🥶

I hope you enjoy the video, and please tell me about your car repair struggles in the comments below. I'm curious! 🔧

17/06/2023

In exactly 12 hours, I will launch a new video on YouTube!!

It's all about an undrivable Defender 😮🔧
So... I hope you are as excited as I was frustrated 🤪

Alright! Let's start counting down together 43200, 43199, 43198...
Now common! Don't stop... 43,197 🚀

The Overland Camper build is slowly coming to an end, so I'm almost going to start with the solo World Trip to Asia 🤩On ...
11/06/2023

The Overland Camper build is slowly coming to an end, so I'm almost going to start with the solo World Trip to Asia 🤩

On the other hand, the Land Rover Defender is giving me a hard time, delaying my departure date 🔧

I will tell you all about it in a brand-new, fresh vlog! 🍿🥳

The Overland Camper build is slowly coming to an end, so I'm almost going to start with the solo World Trip to Asia. On the other hand, the Land Rover Defend...

I have an ELECTRIC CAR!! ⚡️⚡️Oh.. wait, not really. BUT this episode is pretty SHOCKING! 🤯Or...You know what.. Find out ...
27/09/2022

I have an ELECTRIC CAR!! ⚡️⚡️
Oh.. wait, not really.

BUT this episode is pretty SHOCKING! 🤯
Or...

You know what.. Find out yourself!
Check the BRAND NEW VLOG here 👇

In this episode, it's time to install the 12 volt electrical system inside the Land Rover Defender Overland Camper. This is a very basic and easy 12-volt sys...

Ola! A fresh new vlog is NOW live on YouTube!I never thought I would use this for the Defender 🤯Enjoy 🍿🙃
18/09/2022

Ola! A fresh new vlog is NOW live on YouTube!
I never thought I would use this for the Defender 🤯
Enjoy 🍿🙃

I'm getting really close to finishing the interior build for the Land Rover Defender Overland Camper. While crossing more and more off the to-do list, the cl...

Hi everybody! Yes, I'm alive! I've worked really hard on the Land Rover Defender and enjoyed a much-needed summer vacati...
11/09/2022

Hi everybody!

Yes, I'm alive! I've worked really hard on the Land Rover Defender and enjoyed a much-needed summer vacation. But now it's time to go back into sixth gear and focus on the World Trip.

In other words... A BRAND NEW VLOG IS NOW LIVE!!! 🤩🍿

For the first World Trip, I had my eye on this Gullwing Window. In the end, I didn't buy/installed it because I ran out of money and time, so I didn't bother...

In other news...I had to blink twice this morning when I opened the Dutch newspaper 😲 I thought it would be just a 'shor...
23/07/2022

In other news...

I had to blink twice this morning when I opened the Dutch newspaper 😲
I thought it would be just a 'short' article about my World Trip adventures, but it turned out to be an almost two-page long article 🗞🤯

It's about the first attempt, which started in 2019 and ended in Iraqi Kurdistan due to the jibblefrizzles, turning the Land Rover Defender into an Overlanding camper, and -of course- the restart of the World Trip in august.

It's cool to share my story and hopefully inspire others to start their own adventure⚡

Picture 2/3
Newspaper- DvhN
Article by- Herman Sandman
Photo by- Duncan Wijting

Badass Upgrade!After 20 years, the Land Rover Defender could use a super sweet, badass upgrade⚡️So, I removed the old wi...
23/07/2022

Badass Upgrade!

After 20 years, the Land Rover Defender could use a super sweet, badass upgrade⚡️

So, I removed the old window -which was also leaking- and installed a new one from Explore glazing which is so much better 🤩

I decided to replace the sliding window with a half-drop window, including a window guard, so I can leave the window open for some fresh air, which is very convenient in case I have to sleep in the back of the car 💤

I made a video about it in which I explain EVERYTHING : https://youtu.be/ZP8xqOh8E2k

After more than 20 years, the old Land Rover Defender 110 window could use a BADASS upgrade. So in this video, I remove ...
10/07/2022

After more than 20 years, the old Land Rover Defender 110 window could use a BADASS upgrade. So in this video, I remove the old one and install a brand new window! I tell you more about it in episode 11!

After more than 20 years, the old Land Rover Defender 110 window could use a BADASS upgrade. So in this video, I remove the old one and install a new window ...

Defender kitchen!First of all... Please appreciate the interior stylist in me for this photoshoot 😂🥕I'm just a big step ...
03/07/2022

Defender kitchen!

First of all... Please appreciate the interior stylist in me for this photoshoot 😂🥕

I'm just a big step closer to finishing the Defender Camper Build. I've been working on a REAL kitchen with a sink, a faucet, and a massive butcher block countertop this time.

I decided NOT to paint the wooden kitchen worktop, but I used vinyl to upholster the wooden panel. I made a video about it : https://youtu.be/Dca9W-0l3Ng 🍿🎬

So why vinyl? Because I wanted something different than treating it with lacquer or varnish. Also, this stuff is super durable and easy to clean 😎

The overall look is a bit dark for now, but... just wait, I haven't finished the build yet 🛠😅

I'm in a magazine!Look at this happy dude! 😁 The Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB wrote an article (it's in Dutch) about Ov...
30/06/2022

I'm in a magazine!

Look at this happy dude! 😁 The Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB wrote an article (it's in Dutch) about Overlanders and their vehicles, and they interviewed me about my travel plans. The article is about my Land Rover Defender with its TD5 engine, how I converted the car into an Overlanding camper, and my upcoming journey to Nepal. Oh, and my lockdown story in Iraq, of course.

With 4.4 million members, the ANWB is the largest club in the Netherlanders, so it's really awesome I could tell them my story and hopefully inspire many others to follow their dreams!

Picture 2 :
Magazine | ANWB Kampioen
Article by | Jasmine Groenendijk
Photo by | Femke Reijerman

Another step closer to starting the World Trip! I thought a kitchen would come in handy one day... So, I build one 😜 I t...
28/06/2022

Another step closer to starting the World Trip!
I thought a kitchen would come in handy one day...
So, I build one 😜 I tell you all about it in episode No. 10 🍿

Just a big step closer to finishing the Defender Camper Build. This time I've been working on a REAL kitchen with a sink, a faucet, and a massive butcher blo...

Camper ceilingThis was quite challenging, but I installed the "new" ceiling ⚡️ I made a vlog about it. The link is in th...
24/06/2022

Camper ceiling
This was quite challenging, but I installed the "new" ceiling ⚡️ I made a vlog about it. The link is in the description! 🍿

It's actually the old ceiling with a fresh coat of white paint. When I was ripping out the old camper interior, I noticed that the slats had an orangy-yellowish color. I thought it was always like this, but after comparing them with the original one (check out photo 2!!), they actually changed color during the first World Trip, probably because I didn't use any lacquer or varnish.

Crazy right?!? 😳😳

So, I turned the old slats around, where the wood still had its original color, and I re-used them. I could go with the wood color (after treating them, obviously), but I decided to whitewash the ceiling because I like the wood texture, but I just wanted another look for the new interior build. Check out picture 3 😍😍

So, tell me... Like 👍🏻 or Dislike 👎🏻?

Here's the second and last part of the DIY Land Rover Defender camper ceiling build! It was a lot of work, but really ha...
19/06/2022

Here's the second and last part of the DIY Land Rover Defender camper ceiling build! It was a lot of work, but really happy with the result 🤩 Check it out, the new vlog is NOW LIVE!!!

Here's the second and last part of the DIY Land Rover Defender camper ceiling build! I re-used the old slats from the previous build, but this time I painted...

It's time to work my way up! Yes, it's time for the Defender camper ceiling! There's more to it than expected, so... thi...
12/06/2022

It's time to work my way up! Yes, it's time for the Defender camper ceiling! There's more to it than expected, so... this is part one (of two).

Enjoy episode eight.
There's a big surprise waiting for you!!
🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

It's time to work on the Defender camper ceiling! There's more to it than expected, so... this is part one (of two). ◇ MUSIC ◇I find all my music on Epidemic...

Check out the new vlog for all the details about the kitchen/storage build 🍿🎬https://youtu.be/LNi6YhpHnaM
29/05/2022

Check out the new vlog for all the details about the kitchen/storage build 🍿🎬
https://youtu.be/LNi6YhpHnaM

Significant progress with the Overland Camper build. I have installed the storage and kitchen inside the Land Rover Defender. It's a big improvement, and now...

Camper kitchen/storageSignificant progress with the Overland Camper build ⚡️ I have installed the storage and kitchen in...
29/05/2022

Camper kitchen/storage
Significant progress with the Overland Camper build ⚡️

I have installed the storage and kitchen inside the Land Rover Defender. It's a big improvement, and now it looks like an actual camper 🤟🏻😎

This is not the final result, there's still a lot to do, but I'm really happy with how everything worked out!

New mechanic! New vlog! Finally, I got some help from a real mechanic building the Land Rover Defender Overland Camper ⚡...
24/05/2022

New mechanic! New vlog!

Finally, I got some help from a real mechanic building the Land Rover Defender Overland Camper ⚡

This is Sadie. She's a one-year-old Dutch Shepherd 🐶 But.. is she really a great mechanic or just a furry hairball that only likes to eat cookies?! 🍪

Check out the vlog here -> https://youtu.be/NeLG3l4urE0

Hi Everybody!! A brand new vlog is NOW LIVE! 🥳😎🥳It's all about this storage compartment ⚡️And I'm really proud of this o...
08/05/2022

Hi Everybody!!

A brand new vlog is NOW LIVE! 🥳😎🥳

It's all about this storage compartment ⚡️
And I'm really proud of this one! 🤩

Go check it out right now 👉 https://youtu.be/51iVpwEtikk

Ding D**g! That's a colossal doorbell. Oh, wait... it's a water tank 💧The interior design of the camper build has change...
06/05/2022

Ding D**g!

That's a colossal doorbell.
Oh, wait... it's a water tank 💧

The interior design of the camper build has changed significantly, and therefore I had to buy a smaller water tank 😄

Well, smaller... It's still 83 liters, but its capacity is lower than the old one, which was 103 liters. But I think I will survive. The upside is that this new tank is 23 centimeters shorter than the old one, which is massive when you're building a camper with limited space 😎👍🏻

Long story short... Everything fits perfectly in the rear footwell of the Defender again, and I can continue with the build 🔨🪚

The saga continues!Things are getting serious with the Defender Camper Build 😅 As you can see (or probably already knew)...
01/05/2022

The saga continues!

Things are getting serious with the Defender Camper Build 😅

As you can see (or probably already knew), I had to remove the side window because of water leakage problems 🌊

But there's also good news because I finished a large part of the interior build⚡️The storage system is as good as finished, and now I can focus on other projects.

Enjoy episode 4! 🍿
The link is in the comment 🥳👇🏻

Camper build 🤟🏻Currently, I'm in full woodworking mode 🪚And I tell you... I love it! ❤️ Building the new camper is such ...
28/04/2022

Camper build 🤟🏻

Currently, I'm in full woodworking mode 🪚

And I tell you... I love it! ❤️ Building the new camper is such a fantastic and rewarding thing because seeing everything come together - that was once only a thought - is freakin' awesome ⚡️😎

So yeah, slowly but steady, it's starting to look like a superb Defender house on wheels 🚜

And... working with power tools is always +1!

What's your favorite one? Circular saw, Jigsaw, tell me!

25/04/2022

Now... what's going on here??
Well, you can check it out in episode numberrrr 3!! 🤩🤩 https://youtu.be/AiY3_q80-gk

NEW VIDEO NOW LIVE 🎬🥳A new vlog and a brand new interior design! Yes, I will remove (HAMMER TIME 🔨) the old interior fro...
18/04/2022

NEW VIDEO NOW LIVE 🎬🥳
A new vlog and a brand new interior design! Yes, I will remove (HAMMER TIME 🔨) the old interior from the Defender 🚜

Then, I'm going to start building a new camper interior using scrap cardboard. Wait... what? I'm using scrap cardboard for the prototype of the new interior design ✂️

I have a couple of demands and wishes for the new build, and with the cardboard, I can easily visualize what the fresh set-up will look like 🤟🏻😎

Check out the vlog 🍿🎬 The link is in the description and let me know what you think 🙃

It's demolition time because I'm about to remove the old interior design from the Land Rover Defender 110. Then, I'm going to start building a new camper int...

The right tire!So, which tire do you prefer? For the World Trip in 2019/2020, I bought the General Grabber AT3 ⚡️And I w...
15/04/2022

The right tire!
So, which tire do you prefer?

For the World Trip in 2019/2020, I bought the General Grabber AT3 ⚡️And I was really pleased with this sturdy piece of rubber!

The noise on the asphalt was good. Though I should mention that the noise of the Defender drowns out the sound of the tires 😂 Gotta love the Defender ❤

The off-road capabilities were excellent, and I had zero problems on the trip to Iraq and back home 😎

Oh... And they look pretty sweet on the Defender! 🤟🏻

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