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…

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…

Muncho Lake, Canyons and Wild Bison

Call it fate or whatever you like, but yesterday if we hadn’t turned around to check out the log that looked like a dead bear we wouldn’t of had the crazy close encounter with the bear family from the ‘relative’ safety of our van. Today it happened again. We were looking for a hike but…

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…

Grizzly bears and scary rock slides

It was our final full day in Denali National Park so we decided to make the most of the buses and try and go up and down the park road twice in a day, about 10 hours travel time to maximise our chances of wildlife viewings. We waited for the bus but the first two…

A near run in with a Grizzly

There were so many friendly people staying at our campground in Denali and the Americans sure love a chin-wag so we ended up meeting lots of interesting people. One of which was a lady camping next to us on her own in the back of her car. She was nearly 70…I was cheeky and had…

The blonde bears of Denali

Finally the day has come to drive into Denali National Park and camp there for four nights, we were super excited! We drove at snail pace the whole way searching for wildlife en route. Some workers were putting out red warning signs which tell people that they can’t walk in an area due to animal…

The High One | Mount DenaliĀ 

The Parks Highway headed through dense forest and our mountain vistas vanished. We were surrounded by trees and lakes, smack bang in Alaska’s lake country. Some lakes were clear and inviting while others looked like mother natures tea; heavily brewed with fallen leaves. We checked out the tourist village of Talkeetna where the main road…

Mountains, glaciers and idyllic camp spots

It was an awesome drive heading east along the Sterling Highway towards the mountains. We followed the gorgeous blue Kenai River and made it to Tern Lake at the junction with Seward Highway. The lake was perfect with mountains all around it. We took lots of photos and continued onto the Seward Highway before stopping…

Beautiful lakes and our first bear in Alaska

When we drove through the rain to Soldotna the mountains became distant white triangles in our wing mirrors. The land flattened and the forest became denser. It was a prime area for wildlife but we didn’t even see a goddam moose, we think Anchorage stole all the wild moose and took them to the city…

8 years travelling the world

The lovely Danielle and Mat from Exploring Alternatives asked to interview us about our nomadic lifestyle and how we’ve managed to fund 8 years on the road. They’ve put together an awesome video which you can watch here: You can check out their other great videos, blogs and photos on the attachments below. They’re YouTube…

Our final roadtrip video around Europe

Living in a van makes us go abit loopy, when there’s no TV we are the only entertainment and making these silly videos each time we entered a new country certainly made us laugh. While I always attempted to do a local accent (usually sounding German) Craig decided to do Chinese and Indian accents, for…