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About Us

Hi, we’re Lars and Shelley

Founders of Lifejourney4two

We’ve sold all our belongings and are road-tripping our way around the world.

Along the way, we share our road trip journeys, destinations, travel tips and photography.

When our adventure began, it was only going to be for about a year …but the paths less travelled still call our name…

So, our lifejourney4two continues, and we’re now road-tripping experts who love sharing our passion with you, our reader.

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Why Come Along For the Ride?

Join us for:

🔘 Tips and ideas to make your road trips and travels hassle-free, economical and fun

🔘 Road trip itinerary ideas

🔘 Destination guides

🔘 Travel Resources to help plan your road trips and adventures

🔘 Inspiration to make your one day… day one

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We took a leap out of our comfort zone and made it happen.

In traveller terms, we are neither your youthful backpackers nor your retirees; we fall into that illustrious middle-age bracket. We didn’t win the lotto and weren’t born with a silver spoon, but we both desired a different kind of fulfilment from what we were living.

Back in 2016, in Perth, Western Australia, we sat down one afternoon with pen and paper and mapped out our hopes and dreams for the future.

We wanted to travel and volunteer overseas. So we listed all the countries we’d like to visit … the list became bigger and bigger.

We felt so excited about the future and everything we wanted to do… One day!’


Once we retired?

When we won the lottery?

We turned to each other – both knowing what the other was thinking,

‘Why not now?’


lifejourney4two first road trip from Perth to Melbourne
Camping on our west-to-east coast trip across Australia

After saving like crazy for about a year, we sold everything we owned (even down to the plant pots — every dollar counted!), quit our full-time professional jobs and set forth.

Our first trip was an epic camping road trip across Australia from Perth to Melbourne to say bye to friends, many of whom thought us either crazy or brave …



We don’t think so.

We followed our hearts and made the decision.

Now, that dream is a reality.


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We’ve been on the road since April 2017. 

Our plans have chopped and changed during the journey, but that’s all part of the adventure.

Our Lifejourney4two Travels so far …  

April 2017 – May 2018: YEAR 1

May 2018 – April 2019: YEAR 2

May 2019 – April 2020: YEAR 3

May 2020 – April 2021: YEAR 4

May 2021 – April 2022: YEAR 5

  • Scotland, UK: In September 2021, after almost a year in Norway, we arrived in Aberdeen, Scotland, where Lars worked for a year – more savings for our return to Africa (while Covid was still ravaging travel)

May 2022 – April 2023: YEAR 6

May 2023- April 2024: YEAR 7

  • Perth, Australia: At the end of May 2023, we packed up “Bucky” (our 4×4 Hilux bush camper), left it in storage in Maun, Botswana, and flew back to Australia.
  • The plan is to grow Lifejourney4two and to take this time to add more travel guides and travel tips while we spend about 12 months house-sitting in Perth, Australia, before returning to Africa later in 2024.
  • Western Australia: In January 2024, we bought a 4×4 Isuzu Dmax and popped on a rooftop tent. We can now combine housesitting and travelling in Australia while we work on the travel blog.
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We share stories from our travels on these Podcasts:


AlbaniaAustralia (home), Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Bosnia and HerzegovinaCanadaCroatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, FranceGermanyGreece, Hungary, IcelandIrelandItalyLesotho, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, NetherlandsNorway, Poland, PortugalSerbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South AfricaSpainSwedenSwitzerlandUnited Arab EmiratesUnited Kingdom, USA, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe


We are currently in Perth, Western Australia


Check out our videos on YouTube for more of our story.

Walkthrough of our Toyota Hilux Bush Camper

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Walk-through of our 4x4, 2016 Toyota Hilux following modifications

 Check out our YouTube Channel for more of our travel videos.

Some said we were crazy, some said we were brave and many more said, ‘I’d love to do that, one day…’

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