来自瑞士苏黎世市的37岁男子桑德罗•阿尔瓦雷斯（Sandro Alvarez）和来自列支敦士登瓦杜兹市的26岁女子加布里埃拉•赫梅尔（Gabriella Hummel）是一对向往自由的情侣，二人双双辞去工作开始了环游世界之旅。自2016年7月至今，这对情侣在追求自由的路上越行越远。
One couple have revealed how they quit their day jobs for the trip of a lifetime in their 1988 Volkswagen T3 Syncro van called Luz.
Sandro Alvarez, 37, from Zürich, Switzerland and Gabriella Hummel, 26, from Vaduz, Liechtenstein are enjoying life on the road as they travel through The Americas.
The couple had their vab shipped all the way from Belgium to Seattle, where their adventure started.
The couple have captured envy-inducing photos of their epic trip including Gabriella, who is also a yoga teacher, practicing early morning yoga on the beach in Zipolite, Mexico with a feline friend and Sandro taking to the driver’s seat.
In other breath-taking photos, the couple can be seen keeping up with the van’s maintenance with Sandro reading up on the van’s engine and Gabriella cleaning the solar panels.
So far, the couple have clocked up 15,000 miles in eight months since hitting the road in July 2016 and are currently in Chetumal, Mexico.
Gabriella said: ‘We always wanted to go traveling together, two years ago we went to Bali and rented a van there to drive around the island.
‘We loved the independence that comes with this style of traveling so we decided to buy our own van and discover the American continent in it.
‘We started in Seattle and drove to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico in eight months, in between there were many stops and detours.’
Gabriella who used to work as a journalist while Sandro is a former sociologist now enjoy a much calmer way of life.
She continued: ‘We went to the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, Gabriella did an Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Baja California for a month.
‘We rented an apartment in Mexico City for a couple of weeks and almost stayed in Zipolite on the Oaxacan Coast in Mexico forever.
‘It’s exciting because every day is different and it’s our own responsibility to make the best out of it.
‘The best thing is that we’re absolutely free to decide what we want to do, we have the time for everything and we take it, we’re reading and learning a lot because we can.
‘If we like a place, we stay as long as we want and make it our temporal home which is beautiful.’
The couple say that they have enjoyed meeting plenty of new friends along the way.
Gabriella added: ‘The absolute best thing of all is the people, the locals and the other travellers we meet – that’s what really makes this experience heart and mind opening.’
The couple say that there are two types of days on the road, driving days and non-driving days. They also say that the van does not feel as small a space as it is.