360 ROADBOOKS are guidebooks made especially for people who are passionate about driving cars, riding motorbikes, or going on road trips in general. The kind of people who would rather spend their holidays on fabulous roads than on a beach. People who are always ready to take a detour to experience an especially scenic or engaging road.

If this sounds familiar to you, these roadbooks are made for you.

But what’s a roadbook you might ask? The dictionary will tell you the following:

“Roadbook, noun,

: a guidebook especially devoted to routes and distances”

[The Merriam-Webster dictionary]

However, a 360 ROADBOOK is much more than just a guidebook with routes. 

I want my books to offer you an experience. The pictures should make you feel like you’re there  – on the road, in your favourite vehicle, with no worries on your mind. Just an open road and all the time in the world to thoroughly enjoy the moment. The focus isn’t on my journey on these roads. Instead, it’s all about YOUR journey.

Whether you love planning your own journeys or prefer someone else to do the work for you, these roadbooks are a valuable resource that will help you get the most out of your road trips.

360 ROADBOOKS are made especially for people who are passionate about driving cars, riding motorbikes, or going on road trips in general. People who love being on the road.

My story - Frank Berben-Groesfjeld

I was born and raised in a small city in the south of the Netherlands, surrounded by flat farmland and forests. After meeting the love of my life on a summer holiday in Spain, I moved to Denmark in 2002, one of the few countries in the world with even less impressive hills than my home country. Having lived my entire life in places where switchbacks and curvy roads are rare, I have learned to truly appreciate such roads. Whenever I encounter a scenic, twisty road, I find myself in the moment, enjoying every second. I started 360 ROADBOOKS to share this passion with you.  

My first roadbook – 360 NÜRBURG – was released in 2020, but the story of 360 ROADBOOKS started many years earlier.

As a kid, I wasn’t exactly a model student. I didn’t pay much attention in class, and my grades were barely sufficient to get me into college. But I was curious, I loved to learn, and I yearned to see and experience new things. I thrived when given the freedom to focus on the things that interested me. Home assignments gave me that freedom. I would spend days drawing, writing, and looking for images I could use in the booklets I created.

Neither my parents, my friends, nor most of my family were interested in motorised vehicles. But for some reason, I have been fascinated with cars, bikes, planes, and military equipment ever since I can remember. Even so, the concept of a road trip was foreign to me. Before the age of 18, the closest I came to a road trip were the long, boring bus trips from the Netherlands to our summer holiday destination. But as soon as I got my driving licence and tasted the freedom to go wherever I pleased, whenever I pleased, I was addicted. Of course, obligations and money put restrictions on this addiction, but the seeds were sown.

I discovered photography when I was 19 years old. I lived in a beautiful suburb south of Aarhus, surrounded by gentle hills and forests. In my spare time, I often wandered for hours through the city and forests, taking pictures of everything that caught my eye – landscapes, animals, architecture, people, sports, and cars.

In 2018, I unexpectedly saw an opportunity to start a business I could be truly passionate about. Putting two and two together, I decided to make an illustrated roadbook for like-minded motoring and road trip enthusiasts. As I was visiting the Nürburgring race track every month or so, it felt logical to focus on the beautiful Eifel region in Germany. 360 NÜRBURG was released in 2020, and it became an unexpected success. It sold out in the first year after its publication, and the positive comments and reviews I received lit a fire in me that burns to this day.

I have published several roadbooks since 2020, and hope to continue doing so for many years to come. It means a lot to me if you subscribe to my newsletter or follow 360 ROADBOOKS on social media so you don’t miss new roadbooks. With your support, I can continue to create these unique roadbooks and share the joy of being on the road with you. 

The journey is the destination. Hit the road!

Frank Berben-Groesfjeld
Author, photographer, and publisher of 360 ROADBOOKS