The Big Summary

So after 405 days on the road, our trip is over and we are back in London; adjusting to not living out of a backpack, having a routine and waking up in the same bed every day. The trip was incredible and we loved every minute of it. We really didn’t want it to end….

North America summary

We are now over five months into our trip (can’t believe it’s gone so quickly) and have just left the USA for French Polynesia. So after a total of nearly eleven weeks in the USA (58 days) and Canada (17 days), here is a summary of our time in this vast and varied continent: Destination highlights…

Arid Arizona and coastal California

The final section of our USA campervan trip saw us head south into Arizona and then south west back to California, completing a loop of over 4,000 miles in a month. Monument Valley By this point, we were getting a little bored of red rock. However, Monument Valley ended up being our favourite rock-based sight of the trip. I’m not…

(Red) rock ‘n’ roll

Las Vegas After our wilderness camping escapades in California, what we really needed was a hot shower and a laundrette. Las Vegas wasn’t necessarily the first place that sprung to mind for these cleaning needs, but it’s version of civilisation fitted the bill nicely for two nights. Obviously, we also explored The Strip and Freemont…

California dreaming…Los Angeles to Sonoma

After the relief of getting back into the USA, we had seven weeks to explore California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. We kicked off with a few days in Los Angeles staying with friends in Santa Monica, flexing our biceps on Muscle Beach, stalking celebrities (actually just Tobey Maguire) in Venice and generally trying to look cool….

The crazy multi-coloured geothermal wonderland that is Yellowstone National Park

From Portland we flew nearly 600 miles east to visit two of the USA’s 58 National Parks: Grand Teton and Yellowstone. We landed in Bozeman, Montana and drove south through Idaho (mainly known for potatoes) and then into Wyoming, where both parks are located. This was our first taste of small-town Americana and we enjoyed ticking off the clichés…

A tale of three cities: Vancouver, Seattle and Portland

Being city slickers at heart, we were ready for the bright lights after our drive through the Canadian Rockies. Over the next two weeks we explored three of the top North American cities to get our fix. Here are some of our favourite snaps:. Vancouver: a bustling, ethnically diverse city surrounded by stunning water and mountains. Seattle: a quirky city;…

Latin America summary

After nearly three months of travelling in Latin America (including a quick stopover in Miami) we’ve reached the end of the first section of our trip. During this time we have visited Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras (Roatan only), Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. We can’t believe that almost 90 days have passed already. Here are some of the highlights:…

The melting pot that is Miami

With our short jaunt through Central America over, we hot-footed it to Miami for a few days. It wasn’t somewhere we’d ever considered visiting but as we were passing through we thought we’d check it out. After our month in Panama, Costa Rica and Honduras; we were so used to speaking (our pigeon) Spanish we automatically…

Places I am looking forward to most

I can’t wait to visit everywhere on our route but these five places are what I am most looking forward to: USA: it’s never really been high on my list as I was always more interested in exploring places which I believed were different from the UK, however now the thought of road tripping in…