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…

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…

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…

Autumn on the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Autumn colours finally started to show more as we reached Doughton Park. The road also had some nice sections of open pastures so the trees got extra sunshine and those areas popped with colour. We enjoyed a short walk up some bald hills to a dramatic view of the layered mountains. It was such…

Exploring the Appalachian Mountains

After the long drive east it was finally time to head south towards Florida – the scenic route of course. So we started the journey in Shenandoah National Park where the Skyline Parkway begins. It’s an extremely scenic road that winds its way along a ridgline in the Appalachian mountains. Instead of normal pointy mountains…

Paranormal or Myth | A tour through a lunatic asylum

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is said to be one of Americas most haunted buildings and it was easy to see how when we read over 50,000 deaths occurred during the running of the asylum from 1864 until 1994. We both wanted to find out what life was like in an asylum, how the patients were…

Life inside one of Americas most notorious prisons

The West Virginia State Penitentiary was regarded as being amongst Americas top 10 most violent correctional facilities. The huge gothic maximum security prison operated from 1876 up until 1995. It’s now used for training programs, tours and mock riots – mind you the marines aren’t welcome back after a member shot the face of a…

The Taj Mahal of America | West Virginia

Set amongst the rolling hills of West Virginia is a little slice of India, and what some say is the Taj Mahal of America. A wiggly, hilly road took us past farm houses where the American flag swayed in the wind and shortly after we arrived at the majestic palace. Swami Prabhupada was the founder…