Summer may be over Down Under, but it’s calling our name over in the Northern Hemisphere!
As we prepare to escape the cold and head overseas for long days in the ocean, salty air and unforgettable road trips, we’ll be catching up with a favourite road-tripper every fortnight to inspire you to get out on the road.
First up we chat with Kim Leuenberger about all things summer...
Kim Leuenberger is a photographer, videographer and location scout, originating from Switzerland. She’s lived all over Europe before finally settling in London to complete a BA in Photography at London College of Communication.
Since graduating, Kim has been adventuring along coastlines, hiking up mountains, and roaming across some of the most beautiful roads in the world.
Her work focuses on travel and centres around her projects on road trips. Her love for the open road and adventure (by foot, car or motorbike) was passed onto her by her parents and grandparents, who taught her everything about exploring in any situation.
Her never-ending thirst for adventure has led her to embark on unexpected and mostly unplanned expeditions all around the globe, which she likes to capture with her trusted Leica Q while armed with her playful and easily amused gaze.
Tell us a bit about yourself in one sentence.
Hiya, I’m Kim, a 20-something world explorer, forever on the move, always ready to start a new adventure.
You were featured in our Life's a Roadtrip journal a little over 2 years ago... What does your life look like now?
You loved collecting toy cars, have you collected any new ones since?
Do you still go road tripping frequently?
Anytime I can tie in or pitch a job centred around my love and expertise of road tripping, I do! Luckily one of my biggest client is Hertz, so I get to do that quite often and I love it.
I also bought my first ever own motorbike (her name is Bichette, she's a Yamaha Virago and a beauty) and she's patiently waiting for the summer to be back at my dad's house in Switzerland. Can't wait to take her out for a spin!
Where was the last place you last road-tripped?
Earlier in the year, I also road tripped around Scotland, Ireland, Denmark and the West Coast of France.