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A Weekend Away

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“We’re sorry, but we’re not going to make it this weekend”. The words rang hollow as we prepared to head to the beach for a weekend of camping with friends. Barview Jetty was the destination to join our dear friends…

RED ROCK BURNOUT!

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It can happen at anytime to anyone. Long term travelers succumb most easily because of the sheer intensity they experience regularly, but anyone can experience burnout. Whether it be cathedral/museum burnout on a two-week marathon through Europe, or, in my…

Little 4Runner on the Prairie

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The Prairies Despite everyone’s warnings about how boring the prairie states are, we have really enjoyed our week long journey across them. After our brief visit to the US we crossed the border back into Canada, but Ike completely biffed…

A quick jaunt to the US

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We’ve been quiet on the blog front for the last couple of weeks due to a jaunt to the US to spend time with family. Ike’s grandmother Peggy passed away when we were in St. Johns, Newfoundland, and her memorial…

Hiking Moab

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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…

Believing in More

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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…

The Journey North

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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…

It’s in the pipeline

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Since we were taking so long to get to the official ‘start’ of our journey in Deadhorse, Alaska, it made sense to delay a bit longer. The starting point of our trip South is also the starting point for the…

Kennecott

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We ended up in Kennecott because a lady in Homer mentioned it to us once, she said we’d probably like Kennecott and McCarthy, but didn’t really elaborate too much. We weren’t really sure why we were going there: It was…

Entering Mexico with your foreign vehicle

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Guide to entering Mexico with your foreign vehicle Summary of process Buy Mexican Insurance Purchase Tourist Card Obtain Temporary Import Approval (if Required) *A carnet is not required to enter Mexico   Mexico Insurance There are many insurance companies online…

Temporarily importing and driving your foreign vehicle in the USA

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Guide to temporarily importing and driving your foreign vehicle in the USA  *Please note this guide relates to foreign vehicles shipped into the USA Summary of process: Obtain EPA approval prior to Shipping Complete all documentation and forms The rules: US Border…

In Search of a Dream

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I could feel the sun beating down, in spite of the protection the sunshade above offered. May flies danced on the water as Aspen napped on my feet and Porter fretted over a passing beetle. It was a day filled…

2014 NW Overland Rally Recap

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Our 2014 NW Overland Rally experience started about 10 minutes before we were supposed to talk about our Vancouver to Costa Rica trip.  Traffic at the border and along Highway 2 added a couple of extra hours to our journey.  We rolled…

Small town Alaska

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We can’t by any means claim to be experts on small town Alaska, we’ve only visited a few. But the ones we have visited have all been pretty unique and fun. Three of our favourites in the Alaska so far…

Bird-spotting for beginners

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The town of Homer describes itself as the ‘quaint little drinking village with a fishing problem’. Or at least that is what the bumper stickers at the brewery said. There is indeed a lot of fishing going on in the…

Trapped in bear country

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It is not every day when you find yourselves locked out of your vehicle in the middle of bear country, surrounded by hungry mosquitos, rain clouds threatening and several miles from civilization. At least we hope it’s not. We’ve learned our…

The Joy of Impromptu Decisions

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Funny, isn’t it, how once you just STOP over-thinking, and take the time to listen to your instincts, the day just gets better? We hadn’t planned on spending the night in Monument Valley. We had booked through Sunday night at…

I am my own worst enemy. After cats. And arachnids. Don’t even get me started on spiderfelines.

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Urique mornings. “You’re a persistent little fucker, Mr. Fuzzynuts,” I grumble halfheartedly as my well endowed feline foe zips past me when I open the kitchen door, leaving behind him a mess of crumbs where I’d left my bread, again.…