There are some people who never feel the urge to leave the house. They’re content to stay in the city they came from, the couch they sit on, and the 360 degrees that immediately surround them.

Then there’s the rest of us: the people who can’t sit still. Whether you call it wanderlust, a love of travel or regular old curiosity – the fact remains the same: your hunger to explore simply cannot be quenched, no matter how many vacations or journeys you take.

Mihai Barbu, a Romanian photographer and his girlfriend Oana Leulescu belong to the category of those born to travel. In the summer of 2015, the two did what many of us only dream: they dropped everything and went on a trip around Europe with their 4-year-old son Vladimir to show him the world. What better way to teach a child that “the world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” ?

Riding a 2014 Ural Ranger sidecar that they called Zair, they spent four months traveling across Europe, through 41 countries, spanning 28,000 kilometers (roughly 17,400 miles). They’ve documented much of the journey through photos – a short story in pictures thay may inspire you to start in your own adventure around the world.

Check out their story from the road.




Mihai, Oana, and Vladimir in Scotland: 

Story From The Road - Trip Around Europe (2)

The map of their journey, starting in Bucharest, Romania:

Story From The Road - Trip Around Europe (1)

Experiencing nature firsthand by camping:

experience nature by camping (3)

Wild camping in Finland:

Wild camping in Finland (4)

Seeing the Doonagore Castle in Ireland:

Seeing the Doonagore Castle in Ireland - travelling around Europe (5)

Finland’s endless roads: 

Finland’s endless roads - travelling around Europe (6)

Playing on the beach in the Lofoten Islands (Norway):

playing on the beach in the Lofoten Islands (Norway)

Atlantic Road (Norway):

Trip Around Europe - Atlantic Road Norway (9)

On the road (Norway):

Story From The Road - Trip Around Europe (10)

Camping in England:

Camping in England (11)

Wild camping in Spain:

wild camping in Spain. (12)

On the road in Spain:

On The Road In Spain (15)

Colorful doors in Porto, Portugal:

Colorful doors in Porto, Portugal. (14)

Sand storm in the Sahara desert:

Sand storm in the Sahara desert (16)

Camel riding in the Sahara, Merzouga (Morocco):

Camel riding in the Sahara, Merzouga (Morocco)

Merzouga (Morocco):

Merzouga (Morocco) (17)

Sleeping on a hotel rooftop in Morocco:

Sleeping on a hotel rooftop in Morocco

On the road in Monaco:

On The Road In Monaco

Stelvio Pass (Italy):

Story From The Road - Stelvio Pass (Italy)

Looking off a cliff in Montenegro:

Stories From The Road - Travelling Around Europe

Sedlo Pass (Montenegro):

Sedlo Pass (Montenegro)

Adding the last travel sticker:

Stories From The Road - Mihai Barbu and Oana Leulescu


photo credit : Mihai Barbu (Website | Facebook)