The Wide Open Road

A family of two three four on a journey exploring the boundaries of our normal, giving form to how we choose to live. The road unfolds ahead of us, wide and open. We intent to experience it conciously and with an open heart.

The Bus

Meet our 46-year old VW Kombi Westfalia (T2). It is a female and her name is Nina. Part of the year, we make our way with her through Central America. She became part of our team in 2012 and showed us what the word freedom really means.

Our Mobile Home

Since 2018 we spend our summer months in Holland living in and working from this mobile home. It is a huge upgrade from living in the bus and great to be close to friends and family and have our own place. We have cows in our 'garden'!

Latest stories

In the latest stories section we share with you what we are doing at the moment and what is or will become important to us. Lately we have been preparing for our upcoming travel leg, and decided we will be traveling with handluggage only :-).

Our Story

We are Diana and Steven Zwerink from The Netherlands. We are chosen life partners and a unlawfully married couple. Since 2011 on a journey into the unknown traveling Central/ South America in a 1972 VW Kombi called Nina and going back to the Netherlands for a bit every year. We are two entrepreneurs working remotely, running two companies together. We help people build a life on their terms. We show people how to set and guard their own boundaries that, with persistance and focus, will lead them to such a life. To fuel all of this, we help people set up their own startup company and take a look at daily habits and patterns to incorporate and change as they go.

 

Since november 2015 we form a nomadic family with our daughter (2015) and son (2017). They travel with us and it is our deepest wish to spend as much time with each other and with them as we possibly can. Time is the profit from our own entrepreneurial endeavour. It enables us to grow to our fullest potential. It makes it possible for us to help our kids experience the world, teach them how to make choices from the heart and create or build the things they love as they grow up.

4

Explorers

8

Years on the road

15

countries

1

Old 1972 bus

Diana Vermeij

A proud mom with an adventurous heart and open mind. Responsible for our start in Mexico in 2011 and for buying Nina the van. She's observant like her son and an active listener who doesn't need a lot of words to say a lot.

Steven Zwerink

A dad to die for, he has been called numerous times. He proves it to his kids every day with the choices he makes. Like his daughter, Steven is high- energy and curious. A born entrepreneur who dares to trust his instincts.

Isa Mae Zwerink Vermeij (2015)

Born in Mexico with hair as bright as the sun and eyes blue like the Caribbean ocean. A young spirit with a lot of energy and lust for life. She speaks two languages but ignores her parents in both;)

Vesper Adrian Zwerink Vermeij (2017)

An observant and playful young baby boy. He's an easy-going Mexican with Dutch roots. Everything he sees and experiences is new and must be felt and tasted to the fullest.

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Contact us

Address:
Alewijnsweer 2, 3363 JL SLIEDRECHT, The Netherlands.

Phone:
+31653855972

Email:
info@thewideopenroad.com

Every year we spend four to six months in The Netherlands, followed by a travel leg to explore more of our beautiful world. Use this page to follow our adventures as we chose not to be visible on Facebook or Instagram.