Exploring the Jurassic Coast | England

Our alarm went off at 6am and after a few snoozes we reluctantly peeled our heavy eyes open. What a terrible night sleep that was, the wind made it feel like our we were in one of those plane simulators, rocking around in turbulence. As much as I wanted to lie in bed all day…

We bought a Vintage Campervan!

We did something a little crazy – we bought a new campervan. We actually bought it in Septmeber but these blogs are churning out slower than a snail in wet concrete. We’ve been keeping our eyes on the market for a while and then I spotted this beauty. A 1989 Talbot Express Rambler who’s the…

Arriving in Vancouver and buying our new home on wheels

It was a hell of a journey to get from Northern Norway to Vancouver, Canada. We caught practically every mode of public transport possible and spent 6 uncomfortable hours laying on a hard, cold floor in Oslo airport. When we arrived in Seattle the airport was a shambles, immigration took nearly two hours and we…

The untold stories of Vanlife | Part One

You see all the good times of vanlife smeared across social media these days, but is it really as idyllic as it looks? What you don’t see is the breakdowns, the expensive mechanics bills, the restless nights spent in dodgy car parks and the general shit times. It’s still our favourite way to explore the…

The mountains to the prairies

We’re in a mountain sandwich but the filling is shit. We left the stunning northern Rockies and have been driving for quite a few days through nothing but forest. Occasionally the scenery changed to burnt forests where wildfires had charred the surroundings leaving nothing but black tree trunks and a ground covered in bright pink…

The Denali Highway, pure wilderness! 

The Denali Highway can barely be called a highway, it’s 135 miles of dirt road, traffic is light and it’s completely closed for half the year when it’s snow covered and caribou herds migrate past it. It’s a true wilderness road and sounded perfect for us, except the ‘dirt road’ issue. Daphne really hates dirt…

Walking on an Alaskan Glacier

The Matanuska Glacier is one of Alaska’s most accessible and you can get a birds-eye view of it just from driving along the highway. The road sits high up across the valley so the 27 mile glacier can be seen like a huge streak of white against the green background until it blends in with…

Meeting rescued moose, bear and more in Alaska

We drove up and down the highway, past marshes, meadows and forest looking for wildlife and a nice spot to stay but we only found the latter. When we set off in the morning a moose was hanging out in the marsh beside the highway, hooray! We pulled over to admire her and she started…