About us


Photo by Karl Andre Terblanche

Hi! I am Riana, the wife and mom, runner and free-lance writer. I am a stay-at-home to our boys, Mr 8 and Mr 6, while Nico, their daddy, and my dear Hubs, work as consulting geologist almost all over the world. Apart from being a very successful exploration geologist, Nico is also a trail runner and an avid mountaineer that has scaled a number of unfathomably beautiful and technical mountains.

We believe that traveling as a family is the best form of schooling and jump at every opportunity that arises to do it, whether it is for Nico’s work, for mountaineering or for running races in new and beautiful far-off places.

When not traveling we love spending our days in our tiny castle near Brandberg in beautiful Damaraland. It is our desire and our goal to help preserve our Wilderness, a small fraction of earth representative of all wild places and wild hearts, by raising awareness first within our own home. Hopefully, the ripples will also reach further and wider as we grow and learn, meet new people and experience new places. 

We would love to hear from you, so drop us a line or head over to our Instagram or Facebook pages!