A taste of old times in Miami

We had five days left in America so based ourselves in Dania Beach at an Airbnb which was cheaper than a hostel, and much nicer too. We met a lovely lady from Belize, called Michelle who was also staying at the house and was such a character and so full of life. One night Craig…

The end of the road | Key West

The all American road leading through the Florida Keys looks spectacular from the sky. I’ve only googled that mind you but as soon as I saw the photos of the road I declared that we had to drive the legendary route. It actually wasn’t as spectacular to drive as we’d hoped. The bridges were extremely…

Snorkelling, feeding tarpon and vanlife in the Upper Keys

The Florida Keys marked the end of the road for us on this 14,000 mile roadtrip. The Keys are a string of little islands connected by bridges that head south west towards Cuba. It looked like an incredible drive and we were excited to see it for ourselves. The first island we reached was Key…

A walk on the wild side | Florida

After having dinner in a parking area we had two cop cars pull up behind us shining their full beams at us like laser beams and burning our retinas. We hadn’t done anything wrong so we just sat there and continued to eat our candy. They called out on their microphone stating that they were…

Airboat rides and alligators in the Everglades

We couldn’t find a place to camp around Naples so we continued south under a pitch black sky into an area of true wilderness in south western Florida. We’ve seen some pretty interesting wildlife signs in Florida that we hadn’t expected to see, first bears and now panther signs. The Floridan Panther is endangered and…

A taste of Florida’s wildlife, beaches and shelling

We had a bit of a crazy morning after finding out an interview we did had been published as headline news on The Mail Online. Headline news?! It didn’t take long for other news sites to get hold of the story and we were soon featured in articles around the world. My sister kept me…

Sunsets, dolphins and beach life | Florida

We hadn’t seen the sea since Alaska so we were keen to hit the coast and watch the sun go down. It proved to be rather difficult to find a place to watch the sunset though as every road we took was lined with private property and fancy houses…bit mean calling a road Sunset Boulevard…

Swimming hand in hand with a wild Manatee

There’s only one place in the United States where you are legally allowed to snorkel with manatees and that’s Crystal River, Florida. Twenty years ago it really was a crystal river but its all murky now minus the springs that dot the Kings Bay. The most famous of which is Three Sisters Spring which was…

Springs, alligators and bears in Northern Florida

After our first Floridian Spring we were hooked and excited to explore some more. Browsing over our map we could see northern Florida was full of them, but which one to go to next? We ended up picking Fanning Springs State Park. Steps led us down to the spring with glimpses of the clear blue…

Arriving in sunny Florida and exploring the springs

After six months on this incredible roadtrip we finally crossed the border into our final state, Florida. We were over the moon that good old Daphne had taken us roughly 13,000 miles through some of the worlds most impressive scenery. It didn’t quite feel like we’d crossed the finish line yet though as we still…