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Hiking Moab

Ahhh, Moab. That fabled adventure town in Utah. Traveling in the heat in late May with two black dogs, we longed to hike the famous red rock canyons, but knew we needed to find something that allowed for shade and…

Reflections on a year on the road

We were not sure how long this trip would take when we left. We had planned for a year to get to Argentina, but found that the pace of travel required to achieve that goal did not suit us. The…

Take me to the Wilderness

Many years ago not long after jen and i first met, she told me “Take me to the wilderness.  If I’m ever stuck inside my head, or so low that i cant find a way out of it.  Simply take…

TRIP 3 – Preparation

Trip 3: Preparation Well, here we go again… preparing the next trip ! Actually I am very late with the preparation and with the post as well… in fact I will leave tonight from Paris to go back to Harare and…

Back to Costa Rica

With our hosts Will and Cate returning from Uruguay, we reluctantly packed up the van for the trip to the house we’ve rented in Costa Rica for August. We’re sad to leave beautiful Boquete and the wonderful house we’ve been…

Plans of mice and men

After arriving in Nairobi on Sunday we got ourselves organised for going out to get our visas, getting the papers together, etc, the next day. However we received some concerning information that caused us to change the order of our…

Slum life

When were still in California way back in early 2011 we met up with the San Diego based Secret Car Club.  Club members Will and Carly Headaphol invited us to stay a few days and we got to know them…

Back at work!

It’s been four weeks now since I am back at work. And I never thought I’d say this, but I love it! The journey has changed me in a way that I am now more relaxed at work than before…

On the road to La Grita

We leave Merida bound for La Grita, which is only about 100 miles away, but Google Maps has said we should go up the mountainside out of Merida and then back down and join the main highway. So is it…

An Encounter at Erongo

Before the past three days, the travelling I had been doing and the trip I was partaking in were two vastly different things. I had imagined a rugged trip in the African wilderness with plenty of dusty campsites, dirty facilities,…

Believing in More

Certain places possess a vibe that can be unexplainable. A power to draw you in so that you only sit in wonder. Such places transcend the modern and cause you to wholeheartedly embrace a higher being, whether you call it…

An Invitation

The Invitation ~ by Oriah Mountain Dreamer It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me…

Boquete & the Azuero Peninsula

I’d had enough of the heat and humidity.  I wanted mountain air, cool streams, and beautiful scenery.  In addition, we needed to get to Panama because we had a timeline to cross the Darien Gap.  Boquete, a small town in…

Merida, Venezuela

Merida is one of the few towns I’ve heard of in Venezuela that has a number of hotels and things for visitors to do. I don’t think Venezuela is tourism-oriented, so I really don’t know what to expect. At least…

The Journey North

The time had finally come to drive the Dalton Highway up to Deadhorse to officially ‘start’ our journey. While we had been camping in Fairbanks, we had met a couple from Texas who had just completed the drive themselves. They…

Going local ……

Day 82 – L: Sunday morning and we are awake again with the chanting over the loud-speaker. We have been here a week and it still manages to wake us up. We were wondering how long it will take for…

07/06/2014 – 365 days/30717 miles

Mr. Ramelau (Tatamailau, in Tetum, which translates to ‘grandfather of all’) is the highest peak (2986m) in both the country of East Timor, and the whole island of Timor. During the Portuguese colonial period, it was also considered the highest…

Slippin and Sipi

While waiting to be visafied by the Egyptians I have really being enjoying my time in Uganda , exploring Jinja and taking a side trip up to Sipi Falls , which border the Mt Elgon National Park very close to the Kenyan…

Homeland…

Its been a few months since my last confession….After an pretty OK flight back from Halifax to London with a supprisingly low price of about £250 each we got home to a fridge full of basics thanks to my Mum.…

La Paz Bolivia

Leaving Copacabana we headed the 143 km to La Paz. The views of Lake Titicaca and the snow coverd peaks of the Andes were awesome. The first step was to go 30 km to Tiquina where you need to get…

Budget: Costa Rica

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Gravel Roads

Since we got back from the All Roads lead to the Moon tour we’ve tried to find some gravel roads to keep up our “off road” skills. In Scotland though its almost impossible, the hand full of people who own…

AK47′s On the Afghan Border!

Our first evening at Nomad’s Home was spent enjoying a few tasty beverages with some of the other travellers whom were in habitation. One character in particular had us looking wide-eyed as he told us some of his travel experiences!…