The Great Balkan Ride offers the chance to see some of Europe’s most underrated countries.    The Balkans are almost* certainly Europe’s most underrated region. This tightly packed peninsula of small nations has it all: you can explore untouched nature, relax (or party!) on luscious beaches, discover the area’s complex history, or be welcomed by

  This year’s Rickshaw Challenge Classic Run was as successful as ever.    From Chennai all the way down to the tip of Southern India, the Rickshaw Challenge Classic Run was filled with laughter and adventure. Teams traveled almost 1000 km, experiencing the region’s incredible food, fascinating history, and stunning scenery. There were challenges too: the

We talk to Johnny, from Team Wildsome Volvo, who participated in this year’s Baltic Run. Now the Baltic Run is over, it’s time to relive the memories with some of the contestants. After interviewing the overall winners, we caught up with Johnny from Team Wildsome Volvo. This team were involved in many of the most memorable

This year’s Baltic Run winners answer our questions. The Baltic Run is over for another year, so we took the chance to interview this year’s champions: Team Oachkatzl. They excelled at the various challenges set throughout the Baltic Run, and for their victory were presented with a remote-controlled car. We caught up with Christina and Christian a few days after

The latest Baltic Run is over, so it’s time to look back at the highlights! After a terrific 9 days, travelling over 2600km all the way from Krakow to Tallinn, the latest Baltic Run is over for another year. The teams — “Wildsome Volvo”, “Hakuna Matatu”, “Barfeeli”, “Deepzone”, “21”, and “The Road Blockers” — came

Meet Hungarian Team Wonderlust King, who’ve just completed the Caucasian Challenge 2016 in their rusty, old but still trustworthy Subaru Justy. It didn’t only carry them all across the Caucasus, but it also served as a hotel room for the team on several occasions. Let’s see what the winners of the sought-after Bonkers Award have

The Caucasian Challenge 2016 has ended a while ago and it’s about time to ask our Caucasian Challenge 2016 World Champions Tony and Rob from Team Llanfair Railway a few questions about their time on the road. They are quite special pair and it’s not that easy to have a serious conversation with them, but see

After 10 short days already the last day of our 11 day adventure across the Caucasus had come. It started with high hopes for Belgian Team Care Bears, whose tank had started leaking the day before, but miraculously stopped doing so overnight. But the joy only lasted till someone pointed out that it was probably just

Day 9 led our teams of the Caucasian Challenge 2016 into Nagorno-Karabah, a disputed territory, which is officially part of Azerbaijan, but basically independent with its own government and supported by Armenia. There is kind of a border check point, but the officers usually more busy with enjoying life (and a drink) than with bothering

Another border was waiting for the teams of the Caucasian Challenge 2016. After initial desperation and panic attacks remembering the long wait at the Turkish-Georgian border, it turns out that the Georgian-Armenian border is comparatively a real pleasure to cross – if there was not this darn bureaucracy for bringing a car into the country.

After an exhausting day five, a rather relaxed day was waiting for our teams. First, we headed to the city of Gori… Birthplace of Stalin In this center of his still-ongoing personal cult, we could visit his birth house, by now enclosed and protected by a shrine – like building. Also nearby is the Stalin

Day Five should be one of the highlights of the Caucasian Challenge 2016: driving up the narrow and winding mountain roads to Ushguli, one of the highest-altitude continuously inhabited villages and, after that, crossing the 2600-meter high Zagor Pass.   A Strange Crew on a Strange Brew: a Few Hiccups in Fluidity But first things

The day started with a challenge right away, even before the teams had gotten into their cars. Overnight, a busy marked had popped up on the streets, making any movement of the cars impossible.  But luckily there is no problem, that could not be solved with a lot of gesturing and smiling, so soon they

Five teams with participants from Belgium, Hungary, UK, India and Germany – old Travel Scientists veterans and new recruits – will explore Turkey, Georgia and Armenia for 11 days in 2WD or 4wD drives during the Caucasian Challenge 2016.  The senior of this year’s rally is a more than 20 year old Subaru Justy, which

Adventure lovers – pay attention! If you’re looking for the next big thing to get the adrenaline pumping while throwing in a heavy dash of travel on the way, then pay attention this post is for you! Also, if you’ve been on the fence about joining the Caucasian Challenge, we’re just about to make your