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…

Home is where you park it | Alaska

There’s nothing we love more than finding the perfect place to wild camp for the night and Alaska sure is treating us to some phenomenal locations. After leaving Delta Junction the Richardson Highway was a wonderful drive with forest, wildflowers and meadows. The sun was shining and we saw more wildlife along the highway than…

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…

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…

Our fifth campervan conversion | Alaska

We ended up spending four days in Anchorage converting Daphne from a passenger van into a home. She will be our 5th van conversion and I feel like we are almost pros at it now. We scrubbed, shampooed and hoovered the carpet, gave her a good clean on the inside and outside, and then spent…