Friendly locals and the ups and downs of van life

There was a horrible noise coming from Daphne as we left Skagway and we had no idea what was causing it. The town ‘mechanic’ was just a man that worked out of his garage and charged us $25 for a five minute diagnosis. He said we should make it back to Whitehorse OK so we…

Roadtripping past stunning lakes, deserts and Bears

It was sunny everyday while we were stuck in Whitehorse but the day we left the heavens opened and it poured with rain. God damn! We were happy to be back on the road though and detoured south on the Klondike Highway to explore a little of south eastern Alaska. The storm passed and did…

Whitehorse the Wilderness City

Normally when we get to a city we head straight to a supermarket, stock up on food and gas, email the family and hit the road. But Whitehorse was different. We were waiting for our replacement windshield which ended up taking a couple extra days to arrive so we had no choice but to explore…

Kluane National Park, Canada

‘Hello, Bonjour, welcome to Canada’….we forgot how French Canada was but were quickly reminded with the road signs. Miles changed to kilometres and head lights were to be used at all times. The buzzer to notify us that our lights are on doesn’t actually work so we’ve already had one morning waking up to a…

Disaster in no-man’s-land

We are slowly grasping how wild Alaska is after nearly two months here. A 100-200 mile drive along a main highway might not pass a single village, let alone a roadside letterbox. Every viewpoint we get to amazes us, how can one state be so wild, remote and undeveloped. There’s nothing but trees, mountains, rivers,…