ALL PROTAGONISTS OF SEASON 1.
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Ted Simon is a living legend. In 1973 he traveled the world on his motor cycle and drove 78.000 miles across 45 countries. His book Jupiter’s Travels” from 1979 was an international bestseller with far over 400.000 copies sold.
Adventurer, Survival-Expert, Inventor
Bernd Tesch is a globetrotter, a globally respected motorcycle tour expert, traveling author, publisher of motorcycle travel books, motorcycle travel consultant, motorcycle travel outfitter, journalist and survival trainer. Since 1977 he organizes the annual “Tesch-Travel-Events”.
Adventurer, Bicycle-long term-legend, Author
Tilman Waldthaler is an Italian-Australian bike-globetrotter with German roots. He is author and amateur photographer as well as traveling speaker and advertising partner for the bicycle industry and for outdoor outfitters. Since the age of 35, he took on exactly 12 long journeys by bike covering more than 400.000 km and has visited far more than 130 countries.
About Tilmann Waldthaler
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Tilmann Waldthaler Shop
Tilmann Waldthaler News
Adventurer, Geographer and photographer, Speaker
Michael Martin is a photographer, expeditor, and adventurer: For 30 years, Michael Martin has been traveling the global deserts. The outcomes are pictures which have made him famous as desert photographer and stories which keep captivating his audience.
TANJA AND DENIS KATZER
Adventurers, Extreme-long term-travelers, Expeditioners
30 years – the longest documented expedition of our time, that’s their goal. Since 1991 the adventurer, filmmaker, photographer and author Denis Katzer and his wife Tanja have committed themselves to their lifetime project “The great journey”. Both have conquered 275.000 kilometers by camel, horse, elephant, by foot or by usual local vehicles.
RAMONA AND HERBERT SCHWARZ
Adventurers, Founder, Travelers
Herbert Schwarz founded Touratech in 1990. The trained electrician manages the corporation Touratech together with Jochen Schanz. Prior to founding Touratech, he was active as a tour guide and photographer in the motorcycle segment.
LIEVE GOSSEYE AND DIRK DE WITTE
World travelers, Adventurers, Pensioners
The incredible trip of Lieve and Dirk from Belgium around the world with their own converted Toyota FJ. On the road they meet many travelers. They are telling wonderful stories and being over 70 and still keeping the travel passion in their hearts, they are evidence for the energy that can be hiding in people.
VERENA AND WOLFGANG GRITSCH
World travelers, Long term-travelers
We both already had the travel passion in ourselves when we met. Beginning with the “regular vacation” (hotel and car to explore the surroundings – we have always been curious) to “traveling with our own vehicle”, many years have passed.
NINA AND TOM WYSSENBACH
Adventurers, World travelers
They met in fall in 2008 in Khasab. Nina was there for scuba diving in Oman, where fatefully Tom was doing his job as diving instructor. Tom quit his job as location manager and Nina was granted a year’s sabbatical by her employer – to jointly explore the world.
About Tom and Nina
Tom and Nina Home
Tom and Nina Shop
Tom and Nina News
Motorbike-traveler, Filmmaker, Adventurer, Speaker
Hunting for adventures, Erik Peters from Cologne, born 1970, is traveling through many parts of the globe with his motorcycle and camera. In 2006, after several back backing tours across South America and Asia, the trained translator took off on his journey from Cologne through Central Asia and Mongolia to Shanghai with his aged Yamaha. A journey which should change his life!
World traveler, Adventurer, Author, Speaker
One big journey – once in a lifetime. For many years this was the dream of the motorbike vagabonds Frank “Panny” Panthöfer and Simone “Simon” Dorner, until they finally took the courage. Three and a half years, 183.475 km, 64 border crossings and uncounted experiences and encounters now lie behind them
Traveler,Exhibition operator, Author
After many years of lingering in my hometown Cologne, I once again took off in spring 2011. The kids were out of the house, his son studied Law and his daughter, mostly unreachable, painfully far away with her mother – unreachable. It was my personal escape from everyday life, my escape into a new life’s chapter.
JOACHIM VON LOEBEN
Adventurer, Traveler, Author, Foundation founder
The graduated lawyer, banker and sales expert has traveled the continents for years by motorcycle, always being back in Germany, back in his old profession and has published travel reports which issue him the expertise as savvy globetrotter and capable cosmopolitan.
Traveler, Filmmaker, Speaker, Photographer
The Mediterranean Sea is much more: More than beaches and vacations, more than dolce vita and sightseeing. For nine months and more than 40.000 kilometers, the renowned travel journalist Dirk Schäfer was on the road all around the Mediterranean Sea.
Traveler, Author, Editor
He did not belong to the world of engineering. After his diploma he dived into the world of journalism. After three years of being an editor, he traded the limits of his office for the vastness of the Australian outback. He collected all his experiences in more than 100 travel reports, three books, one illustrated photo book and several lectures.
She has been traveling the world by motorcycle as individual traveler for over 15 years. It all began when she was very young: she roamed the Bavarian region for a whole week. One tour led her from the most Southern point of continental USA Key West through snow and ice to the Northern coast of Alaska, to Prudhoe Bay.
Resilience coach, Psychologist, Consultant
The Franco-German and passionate globetrotter Denis Mourlane is a certified psychologist, psychological psychotherapist and is mainly active as a professional business coach. He is a successful bestseller author (Resilience: the undiscovered skill of true achievers, BusinessVillage). For Globaltrek, Dr. Denis Mourlane is the contact for the dialogue regarding resilience and growth.
RAMEY STROUD "COACH"
Motorbike-coach, Trainer, Racing-Champion
Racing champion, professional motorcycle instructor, athlete and author. For many years he has been active in the field of professional motorcycle competitions. At the age of 50 he won the “Best in the Desert Off road Championships”, which was the longest off road route in American history (2000 miles). During a horrible indoor motocross crash Ramey suffered severe spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and many other body damages.
LAMA OLE NYDAHL
Buddhist Lama, Teacher, Founder of more than 600 buddhist centers
Lama Ole Nygdahl is a Buddhist teacher with several ten thousand students all over the world. During his honeymoon in 1968, he and his wife met the 16. Gyalwa Kamapa, the religious leader of the Karma-Kagyü School of Tibetan Buddhism. Ever since he has been traveling across the planet, holding lectures, meditation classes and maintaining Buddhist Centers. In our film, Lama Ole describes the relationship between reasoning and points out the important processes of mindfulness.
ALESSANDRA LIONCONO, FREDERICA BOCHNE, ALASTAIR GODFREY, BRIAN WINTER
Work and travelers
I met them in Cambodia, close to Kampot. They are “work and travelers” and they are living such different lives of which many people are dreaming of. Our conversation was profoundly interesting. I still had our talk on my mind for quite a while. The interview delivered an array of new thoughts, composing a completely new and interesting concept of life.