After reading this book, I have resolved to take more trains.

Tom Hodgkinson, The Idler

Opened my eyes to make me look at my own methods of travel

Rosie Amber on GOODREADS

Amusing essays that you won’t want to read on the fly.

GEO Saison Magazine

This book has everything you need in a read. Humour, entertainment, love, a dash of tension and, best of all, plenty of inspiration.


What’s it about

Richard Kaufmann once travelled to Morocco, unintentionally with no money, simply because he had set off without any kind of plan. It changed him, and the way he travelled in future. Here, he shares his stories and vision for how we can all holiday in comfort, without wrecking the environment. And we don’t have to take especially long, or go particularly far. We find the most beautiful destinations when we travel overland. Normally we never see them, because we fly right over them.

The German original of OVERLAND is »Landreisen«, which has been sold over 5000 times in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It’s a 224 pages thick book on slow travelling that has been praised by many readers. The Indie publishing house RAZ EL HANOUT has released the English edition in March 2022 along with an all new Map of Train Routes around Europe.

Look inside


This book has been designed to be a small piece of art, there are only 2000 copies. We used selected 70 % FSC paper with 100 grams for the inlay to present the text content and colourful illustrations in the best possible, yet most sustainable way. Along with the book, we send you a small pocket-size map in A5 when unfolded. It shows train routes to some of the most popular travel destinations in Europe by train, along with times and prices. Perfect for planing your next vacation!


Richard Kaufmann is a writer and free journalist. His topics include Sustainability, Future and Travelling. He was a cofounder of the German printed transform magazine in Berlin and editor-in-chief till 2019. After that, he published his first book LANDREISEN on RAZ EL HANOUT, which was released as an English Edition in 2022 as OVERLAND


Author: Richard Kaufmann
Translation: Rachel Ward
Proofreading: Dr Kate Sotejeff-Wilson

Cover: Fabian Gampp
Illustrations: Ed J Brown, Freya Shork

Size: 115x185x17mm
ISBN: 978-3-949160-01-1

Currently, only available via us. Buy it here and support the artists directly.

Additional information

Weight0,5 kg
Dimensions18,5 × 11,5 × 1,75 cm