500,000 Miles Around-the-World Trip – Two Germans, One Car

Living life to its fullest, Gunther Holtorf and his wife Christine have spent the last 23 years travelling on an around the world trip. Covering an approximate 500,000 miles (800,000 km), the German couple has driven the equivalent of 20 times around the world.

“The more you have traveled, the more you realize how little you have seen.” Gunther Holtorf.

Gunther Holtorf Merdeces-Bens G-Wagon

Beginning their adventure back in 1989, as the Berlin Wall fell, the retired coupled set out to discover Africa on an 18 month trip. Enjoying the trip, they decided to keep on going and explore the rest of the world in the same manner.

Gunther Holtorf Merdeces-Bens G-Wagon

Gunther and his wife relied heavily on their Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon, which they lovingly named Otto, to take them through some of the most difficult terrains in the world and to serve as their home away from home. Never experiencing any severe breakdown, Gunther was able to fix nearly every mechanical problem on his own immediately.

Gunther Holtorf Merdeces-Bens G-Wagon

The adventurer’s completed this truly awe-inspiring trip completely under the radar, with no sponsor or blogs. Their remarkable story is captivating the dreams of many.

Gunther Holtorf Merdeces-Bens G-Wagon

Gunther Holtorf Merdeces-Bens G-Wagon

Gunther Holtorf Merdeces-Bens G-Wagon

Gunther Holtorf Merdeces-Bens G-Wagon

Gunther Holtorf Merdeces-Bens G-Wagon

Gunther Holtorf Merdeces-Bens G-Wagon

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Roxanne or Roxy, founder of Luxe In A City, was nominated as one of the Top 5 Luxury Travel Bloggers by the readers of USA Today. Aside from overseeing this luxury travel blog, she spends her time teaching how to perfect the feeling of luxury to authentic niche brands while traveling the world with her family.
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