This very colorful slice of the Internet was founded in 2008. On THE ESCAPE you’ll find more than 4000 photos and 600 posts from adventure travels in more than 60 different nations on our beautiful planet. With vibrant photos and great stories THE ESCAPE aims to light up in day-to-day life and tempt visitors to a more adventurous existence.

Photo below: Erik in a teahouse in Tabriz, Iran.

Erik Ohlson, founder of THE ESCAPE, is 25 years old from Stockholm, Sweden. His constant travel urge, curiosity and love of nature and wildlife has kept him on the road on and off the past six years. In 2009 he discovered cycling as means of transport. Since then he's cycled more than 25.000 kilometers through 22 countries on four continents. In 2009 he cycled New Zealand’s south island and crossed North America. His last solo cycling adventure took him from Europe to Southeast Asia (see MAPS for a trip overview). If not on the saddle he’s preferably in grand landscapes either beneath or above the waves. On the page CURRENT ADVENTURE you’ll find out what he’s up to at the moment. Erik Ohlson (THE ESCAPE) was 2012 awarded the Scandinavian Photo Scholarship.

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