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 →


I have been putting off writing our first blog post, because I didn't know where to start. I decided there was no better place to start than the bottom of New Zealand. While waiting on my flat white in Milford Sound I came across a Stewart Island brochure and decided we had to go when... Continue Reading →

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