I’m Paul and I started this blog in 2015. At that time I was still working in the start-up scene in Berlin and acquired the tools for this site – but my passion has always been traveling. And above all, independent travel in a vehicle.
As a camper nomad I live and work from all over the world. My little motorhome is my home and the control center for reports, tips and tricks about vanlife.
In 2014 I bought an old Mercedes bus for 1200 € in Bavaria and converted it myself as simple as possilbe. At that time, like most people, I had no idea about campers. Today I live in this vehicle and have seen a lot with it. For the next few years, I can’t imagine anything better than traveling the world in it and experiencing my own freedom.
In the last 5 years I have traveled to more than 30 countries in Europe and Asia with my camper.
Romina is the good soul of Passport Diary.
At the beginning of 2018 Paul received an email from Romina in which she wrote so nicely why she would like to write about traveling.
Today Romina is responsible for all texts related to travel, destinations and lifestyle.
She herself was on a European trip for a year with her VW T4. She is currently working on a new vanlife project in her hometown of Vienna.
Do you have any questions or suggestions for Romy?
Then contact us and we will try to give you the answer you need to start your adventure.
Hello to all travelers,
I’m Johannes and I’ve been part of the Passport Diary team since the beginning of 2018. After I was only able to get to know Paul briefly in Iran, we shared an apartment shortly afterwards in Tbilisi and Paul took me into the world of the digital nomads – and I liked it. So it was clear that we wanted to work together on Passport Diary in the future.
And the team grew.
I am originally from Stuttgart and enjoyed my time there. My studies were super relaxed and my subsequent job also went well with my life.
But why should you keep turning in the same circle all your life?
I’ve always loved trying new things and moving on. And so I did again.
Discovering the world with my own house on four wheels – that was a dream that I’ve had since the first Unimog came into our family. Go wherever you want – just go.
My girlfriend, now wife, was immediately enthusiastic and we started our shared dream.
After many lows and highs and four years of planning with a 30-year-old all-wheel-drive truck we set off – with no destination and no time limit. Live in the camper full time. We gave up everything at home.
Quit our jobs and gave up our apartments to leave Europe behind us. We set off towards Asia to see the whole world.
The journey came to life, life surprises you again and again.
Our baby was born in Tbilisi in 2018 and we have been traveling as a family ever since. Not only do we love it, our son does too. The little one is doing great and we three feel comfortable in our rolling home.
When Paul and I talked about the opportunity to work for Passport Diary in early 2018, it was clear that our journey would be longer. So we travel slowly, relaxed and like to help wherever hands are needed.
With my knowledge of all-wheel drive vehicles and automotive technology, I can close a gap in Passport Diary that was not previously filled. In addition to the technology, I also like to write interviews or information about traveling in general.
Ask yourself: If you have the feeling that something should change in your life, why not?