How everything began
We are Isabela from Brazil, Fabian from Germany, and our son Matheo is "made" in Mexico and born in Germany. Our two lovely dogs “Uni” from Spain and “Basco” from Bavaria are also traveling full time with us.
Our story started a decade ago when we met in Barcelona. Fabian was emerging from burnout and was looking to make life-changing efforts by traveling with Basco in a Volkswagen Passat and a tent at that point. Professionally he quit his old career due to health issues and he traveled towards Spain where he met “me,” a Brazilian who had moved to Spain eight years earlier. We connected and realized that we shared the same passion for traveling and enjoying life to the fullest. From that moment on our journey started.
In 2014 we switched to our first VW camper bus (a 2005 / VW Karman) that we loved so much at this point.
The need to traveling full-time and having a more off-road capable vehicle was growing in our minds and finally, in 2016, we decided to make it a reality.
We financed our first Expedition Vehicle. It was a Mercedes Atego 4x4 with a Bimobil EX480 cabin on the back. We rented our home in Germany, left everything behind, and started our own journey as Live and Give 4x4.
Like others who have been able to quit their corporate jobs and travel the world, we feel very blessed. One of our favorite things has been to document the lifestyle we have created, to show the world the beauty of our planet. Our YouTube channel is our pride and joy, and watching everyone “liking” our social media and being able to engage with everyone brings us so much happiness.
Our sweet son Matheo came to this world in the middle of the craziest pandemic of our time, but for us, this was really positive! We finally had time to spend with our family and reorganized our whole setup and life at this point.
This crazy time and our travel enthusiastic lifestyle lead us to be able to change our Expedition Vehicle “Frank the Tank” for something a little bigger, cozier, and fancier. We decided to switch to a Mercedes Arocs 4x4 with a cabin designed by us together with the high-end building quality and experience of Krug Expedition. Now we really have a house/apartment on wheels and we are beyond happy with our project 100!
Being on the road for a while now, we have realized that people take an interest in our lifestyle. Everything from Isabela’s cooking on the road, to our Trucks, to Fabian’s humor, the adventures of our beautiful doggies and our lovely son Matheo is interesting to different people all over the world.
We document the unique places we explore by foot and those places our expedition vehicle can make it to with our Drone and iPhones on YouTube and Instagram. We just love it!
Creating those videos is our passion and has become a serious ”full-time job”. We love it, but only the YouTube channel is not enough to keep on going forever. We figured out a way to live this dream life. That said, we also love inspiring people to believe in themselves and to let this lifestyle become a reality!
The best part of this journey though is “YOU”, the people we meet and the people that follow our journey! This lifestyle is all about building a community, creating something meaningful, and sharing it with the world.
Our big dream is not just to keep on documenting our travels to show YOU the world in our 4x4 truck with our son and 2 dogs, we also want to inspire you…Make your dreams come true! We WANT you to be part of our journey and hope one day to meet you personally on this beautiful planet and drink a coffee or a sangria together.
Cheers and safe travels to you out there. We are so thankful for the people we meet on the road, the people who follow us, our friends and family, and of course for all the people who help us to make this lifestyle every day possible.
So many thanks and yes, welcome to the Live and Give 4x4 family!
See ya when we see ya 👋
Fabian, Isabela, Matheo, Uni, and Basco