Drive Around The World (Australia)

One family, one car, one year, one planet

Who else has done it?


Melbourne to London


Jon and Jack are from Melbourne Australia. They are driving from home to London and left Melbourne at the start of July 2008 and plan to meet up with Jan [wife of Jon and Jacks Mum] and friends in Paris, France for Christmas 2008 and to celebrate New Years Eve in London. They want to see if they can do the entire trip without using an aeroplane. They want to drive as much of it as possible in their own car – from their front gate to Piccadilly Circus! We hooked up with Jon just before we left and have been in contact ever since – swapping notes and sharing dramas! Check them out at


The longest driven journey, The most kilometres/miles, The most countries in a single car. Emil & Liliana Schmid have driven 617,359 km (383,609 miles) around the world since October 16, 1984! Visit their website or their Guinness World Record entry

Garry Sowerby, a 4-time world record holder for long-distance driving, columnist and global adventurer.Drive Around The World (USA) – This team of San Francisco Bay Area professionals use long-range driving expeditions to promote cross-border understanding and goodwill through innovative educational programs, as well as rasie funds and awareness for charitable causes.

Long Way Round -Setting off in London in April 2004, Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman travelled through mainland Europe, through France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Siberia, Alaska, Canada before arriving 115 days later at their final destination, New York City, USA.


Two years in the planning, four friends teamed up to organise the ultimate lifetime experience… over a year and a half raising money for CARE International by undertaking a challenging journey of 65,000 km to drive from the United Kingdom to New Zealand.


The World by Road is a group of individuals embarking on an around the world expedition dedicated to promoting awareness of the diversity of people and cultures of the world.


Four Silicon Valley engineers, a mountain climber and a Peace Corps volunteer travel around the world in 78 days driving old 1960’s Land Rover Dormobiles and answering email questions sent via satellite from California students.


“Two idiots and their leisurely drive around the world in a 1976 Land Rover…”

Couple drive around the world on 1,300 litres of fuel



Danilo, Fabrizio and Zivile cover more than 26,000km through Europe and Asia in a Fiat 500 (Italian site)


Lunaya is a world-wide expedition (40 countries so far) mixing a technology of the 70’s (a modified Citroen DS ambulance) with new technologies (Internet, email, etc). (French site)


Robert and Martine set off in 2004 in a Landrover to drive around the world while experiencing and learning about food from different cultures.

The World’s Most Travelled Motorcycle – Peter & Kay Forwood’s Trip Around The World On A Harley-Davidson

Have you done it, gonna do it or doing it now? Email us!



  Kai Brethouwer wrote @

Dear Danny, Sandy, Maddy and Raffy (I like the y’s in your names!)

We are Kai, Shona, Lulu and Kaia (Lulu = 8, Kaia almost 4). We’re planning on travelling a ‘similiar’ route to Jon and Jack Faine (Darwin to Dili, island hopping upto Malaysia, ship to Singapore, going to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and back down to Singapore to ship to Chennai), except we’re taking 18 months, and will be going via India, either through Pakistan and Iran into Turkey, or shipping from India to Dubai, and going via Oman, Saudi Arabia, Jemen, Syria into Turkey and on to Europe.

This is just a note to say hello, wishing you good luck with your travels, and hope to see you when you get back to Melbourne.

One question: Are you shipping from Turkey to India? If so, what is the cost for that shipment, and is it a container shipment or RoRo?

Also, are you shipping from Chennai to Bangkok? Do you know if that is much more expensive then shipping to Singapore?

All the best!


  Joe wrote @

I have a plan to drive a similar trip soon. Maybe we will meet somewhere at this small planet…( look on my planed road on my website)

Have a nive trip.

  Jeff wrote @

Im going to drive around the world….as soon as I find the money sooo it might be a while but ill get back to you

  drivearoundtheworld wrote @

Great Jeff. Let us know how you go.



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  drivearoundtheworld wrote @

Thanks for your comments. Hopefully our book will be published this year – look out for it, and we wish you well on your travels.

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  Leul wrote @

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  Alan Taylor wrote @

Its some years since the last entry, so you may not be listening, but my wife and I and another couple did a similar trip. We got back last month, been on the road nearly 18 months. 34 countries, 70,000kms, in a 1991 80 Series Land Cruiser.
Would be great to know if there is a ‘group’ of Round World drivers?
Best regards

Alan Taylor

  drivearoundtheworld wrote @

Hi Alan

Just started looking through your website – looks amazing!

I haven’t come across any coordinated group as you suggest. Maybe it’s time to set one up?



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