England born, Michael went to school in France in his teens; in his early twenties he hiked solo across nearly 30 countries all over Europe. Later he visited various destinations in the Middle East as an accomplished photographer and cameraman; and in South Africa, Southeast Asia and the Americas he worked as a tool designer in the automotive sector. Petrolhead that he is, his heart beats for vintage cars and motorcycles, restoring them in his free time and using them for the tasks for which they were originally intended; amongst others he drove his wife Elisabeth, son Tristan and dog Buddy on a 5,500 km round trip across the Alps to Sicily and back in a 1963 Series IIA 109 Land Rover Station Wagon, living in a tent. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast, travelling is his way of life. His other passion is writing…one thing led to another and since 2016, Michael, now based in Germany, is the publisher of Overland Journal for all of Europe.