Las Vegas

Las Vegas has never been a high priority in my travel books as I've always thought you need a lot of money while your there, and of course that's true. Luckily Jake had been before so we decided to only spend one night in a hotel & the rest just outside Vegas in a dispersed... Continue Reading →

Joshua Tree National Park

We got to Joshua Tree National Park quite late at night but managed to snag ourselves a site at the best climbing campsite Hidden Valley! The first thing Jake does when he it hits dusk is build his fire, now you’ll quickly learn that this to Jake is like a pissing contest with all other... Continue Reading →

Big Sur and Sequoia National Park

After leaving Eric and Ray in Yosemite we had planned to head to Mammoth Lakes but decided we wanted to head to the coast in search of some sun and waves! Both of us had always wanted to drive the coast line of California so decided to take the coast route rather than heading inland.... Continue Reading →


Like Seattle we had a quick stop off in Portland and like everybody else I know who’s gone to Portland we both fell in love with the city. Initially when we drove through downtown Portland, neither of us really understood the hype. It looked similar to most other cities in America except for the large... Continue Reading →


I thought it was about time I write a post about one of the places we have been so far. One of the difficulties with living in a large van is navigating the cities, trying to find a park can be expensive and difficult and often leaves us feeling very overwhelmed and desperate to get out.... Continue Reading →

The people we meet. Michelle.

We decided to start this category because we have met amazing people on this trip. As I said earlier Michelle has a son called Jakes who is 24 years old and born two days earlier than Jake. What I didn’t tell you is me and Michelle dress the same. At first we didn’t know this... Continue Reading →

Buying a van in BC Canada

After planning to drive down the West Coast of America into Mexico we decided we would buy a van in Vancouver. A couple of reasons we picked Vancouver was we had friends there, the currency is very close to the NZD and the vans were better value for money. We have both travelled a bit... Continue Reading →

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