The Wide Open Road

A family of two three four travellers on a journey exploring our internal and external world. Since 2011 the road ahead of us unfolds as we go: wide, open and filled with opportunities. We intent to experience it consciously 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'!

Stories from the road

From the beginning of February 2019, we are embarking on a new journey crossing Costa Rica in the van. This time our baby boy Vesper (14 months) is joining us. Make sure to subscribe to stay up to date. We choose not to use social media.

Because people like numbers

4

Explorers

8

Years on the road

15

countries

45

Year old VW bus

Latest pictures

Our family

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, sensitive and playful boy. He's an easy-going Mexican with Dutch roots. He's outgoing and expressive. Everything he sees and experiences is felt and tasted to the fullest.

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Contact Us

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.