Travel to Iceland via North Sea - VLOG

Three days crossing the North Sea and Atlantic is not a pleasure cruise. The Smyril Line ferry runs between Hirtshals Norway and Seydisfjordur Iceland. Vehicles and cargo take priority on this cruise and people are a distant third. There are…

Traveling Haiti - VLOG

Haiti, a beautiful country of so many contrasts, so many people, and so much poverty. Despite it all, the people are wonderfully proud, hardworking, and honest. We stayed away from the tourist sanctuaries and drove the streets and roads through…

4-5-2018 - Schadewijk, Netherlands

Today I am feeling completely at peace and so thankful for everything that I have in my life. Yesterday was the day that we picked up Eldo from the shipping company in Belgium. For me it was a very emotional day. It had been 41 days without…

Somewhere in Nicaragua - YouTube

Granada Nicaragua has a nice blend of culture and tourism. The main street is a pedestrian mall with shops and sidewalk cafes and bars. Look for good happy hour deals, and don't be afraid to ask for and shop around a bit for the best ones.…

Somewhere in Nicaragua - YouTube

The bread bike makes it up a steep hill. I don't know who was more surprised... us seeing a bike loaded with hundred loaves of bread in the middle of nowhere... or the bread bike man seeing a Jeep Cherokee with Florida license plates driving…

Somewhere in Nicaragua - YouTube

Eldo gets to board the Boca de Sabalos river ferry on her way to El Castillo Nicaragua. Her tires are a little worn after 30,000 miles of adventuring. It was a long and bumpy ride to this point, and it got even bumpier on the far side of the…

Somewhere in Nicaragua - YouTube

Travelurdreams... We parked Eldo in the side yard of a small family tienda while we took the Nena Lodge boat to El Castillo. The Rio San Juan flows from Lake Nicaragua into the Caribbean Sea. Nicaragua owns the waters while Costa Rica is allowed…

Somewhere in Nicaragua - YouTube

Standing on top of the old fort, Castillo de la Inmaculada Concepion, in El Castillo Nicaragua. Built in the 1600's to protect the city of Granada from pirates coming from the Caribbean Sea, the fort sits high above the Rio San Juan and the…

Somewhere in Nicaragua - YouTube

Party time at Nina Lodge in El Castillo Nicaragua. Yorleni made a piñata and Tia Elizabeth brought the Flufftastic Cotton Candy Machine all the way from Florida. The food was delicious, everyone had a great time, and all the kids got to…

Somewhere in Nicaragua - YouTube

On a boat tour with Nena Lodge and Tours in El Castillo Nicaragua. Seyla took us to a clear water swimming hole in the Refugio Bartola. The kids swam and we watched the howler monkeys. Another great day on the road!

Somewhere in Nicaragua - YouTube

If Tia Elizabeth can do it, so can Isabella. She gets her turn on horseback. A wonderful afternoon at the Obregon Family Finca on the Rio San Juan just up river from El Castillo. We took a boat from Nena Lodge and explored this beautiful countryside.…

Somewhere in Nicaragua - YouTube

Tia Elizabeth shows the kids how quickly she can learn to ride a horse. It was a fun afternoon hanging out up river at the Obregon Family Finca. Seyla brought along a spotting scope for bird watching and everyone who wanted, got their turn…

Somewhere in Nicaragua - YouTube

Hanging out on the porch at Nena Lodge in El Castillo Nicaragua. This is our official home base while in Nicaragua. The Obregon family all pitch in to run the rustic yet comfortable lodge. It's right across street from the Rio San Juan, just…

Somewhere in Costa Rica - YouTube

The Laguna de Arenal was tripled in size in 1979 due to construction of a dam. Wildlife abounds here with jaguars, tapirs, and quetzal. The dam provides hydroelectric while these turbines provide wind power. It is understandable to see why…

Somewhere in Costa Rica - YouTube

There is something exciting about wind turbines. We've visited them everywhere from Ontario Canada to Costa Rica. The idea of harvesting wind to make electricity is brilliant, and the rush of being close to the giant spinning turbines is thrilling.…

Somewhere in Costa Rica - YouTube

If Imperial can be considered the national beer of Costa Rica, then Lizano must be considered the national Salsa. Eldo eats it on EVERYTHING and is sad when there is none left. Thanks to our family at Nena Lodge Tours in Nicaragua for supplying…

Somewhere in Costa Rica - YouTube

Following Misha's hand drawn map in search of a remote hilltop overlook near Playa Coyote Costa Rica. Pretty girls and howler monkeys make this hike quite pleasant. The shade was appreciated too! Our stay at Hostel Aloutta was one of the highlights…

Somewhere in Costa Rica - YouTube

Misha, our host at Hostel Alouatta, located in San Francisco de Coyote, drew us a map to find this remote hilltop overlook. To the left is the always spectacular Pacific Ocean. To the right is Playa Coyote and the shortcut inlet that floods…

Somewhere in Costa Rica - YouTube

Just a few days before Christmas. We enjoyed a walking the streets of San Jose, through the Parque Metropolitano La Sabana, and the pedestrian street near Plaza de la Cultura. Back at our home for the night overlooking the the Costa Rica National…

Somewhere in North Carolina - YouTube

A snowy day in Elizabeth City North Carolina. The streets are deserted and we are looking for the newly opened Ghost Harbor Brewery. What a pleasant surprise to find this quality brew pub in town. We just arrived from 6 months of hot sweaty…

Somewhere in Costa Rica - YouTube

Freshly back from our Christmas break in the USA with about 50 pounds of supplies. We followed the iOverlander App north from San Jose between the Poas and Cordillera Volcano Reserves and wound up on the river in La Virgen. Selva Whitewater…

Somewhere in Costa Rica... Travel Ur Dreams!!!

Small glimpse at Eldo Life... driving through beautiful and interesting places to find even more beautiful and interesting places. Some fresh local veggies fueling us up for what awaits around the next corner or over the next hill. Cool Life!…

Somewhere in Costa Rica - YouTube

Hummingbird feeder at the Selvatura Park north of Monteverde Costa Rica. We had a great fresh hot soup for lunch using our new pressure cooker. It warmed us up after a chilly and damp mountain hike.

Somewhere in Costa Rica - YouTube

Imperial... La Cerveza de Costa Rica. Enjoying a cold refreshing beer near our camp for the night just south of Arenal National Park. It's a windy and cool day but the beer was quite a treat after a long day of exploring. Pura Vida & Cool…

Somewhere in Panama - YouTube

Panama City skyline from our rooftop hotel pool. It was a necessary sacrifice to make while coordinating the overseas shipping of Eldo. We wound up spending two weeks in Panama City; mainly due to bad timing on our part arriving the holiday…

Somewhere in Panama - YouTube

Just another day on the road. Fortunately we had some affordable hotel options as we prepared Eldo for a month at sea, shipping from Panama to Europe. It was a great opportunity to clean her all out and organize her kitchen and bathroom containers.…

Somewhere in Panama - YouTube

We had a room in this busy Panama City hotel. However, the parking garage was fairly deserted and quiet. We got to spend some quality time relaxing in Eldo's comfortable bed before losing access to her for over a month while shipping to Europe.…

Somewhere in Panama - YouTube

The first step if you want to get your vehicle shipped out of Panama, either to cross the Darien Gap or all points elsewhere. This is the "DIJ" police inspection where your temporary import paperwork is checked against your VIN number and…

Somewhere in Panama - YouTube

Safe in her basement garage parking space, Eldo gets her last bit of preparation for a month at sea; shipping from Panama to Europe. After 8 months of driving, dirty and muddy back roads from Florida to Panama, she got her first car wash in…

Somewhere in Panama - YouTube

City driving reality check after days of backroads. It takes a few minutes to adjust and then it's all normal again. Just another day on the road.

Somewhere in Panama - YouTube

Watch out if you are driving the Panama-Colon Expressway. Most of the motorcycle cops with radar guns are very realistic phony look-a-likes. It's hard to tell they aren't real until you pass them and see the flat wooden silhouette. We named…

Somewhere in Panama - YouTube

More... waiting at the busy shipping port in Colon Panama. Eldo is washed, clean, and organized for her month at sea from Panama to Europe. We are very nervous to turn her over to the port workers for her "stuffing" into a 20 foot container.…

Somewhere in Panama - YouTube

Driving to the busy Manzanillo Shipping Port in Colon Panama. Eldo is on her way to a shipping container and eventually a month at sea from Panama to Europe.

Somewhere in Panama - YouTube

The busy shipping Manzanillo Shipping Port in Colon Panama. Last minute preparations before Eldo spends a month at sea on her way to Europe.

Somewhere in Panama - YouTube

Manzanillo Shipping Port in Colon Panama. The final step after weeks of planning, coordinating, and paying to ship Eldo to Antwerp Belgium for an adventure to Iceland. The endless paperwork and hoop jumping is intense. Elizabeth finally gets…

Somewhere in Panama - YouTube

We decided to walk to the waterfront on a slow Saturday and enjoy the beautiful Panama City weather. We were blown away by the beautiful skyline. Well done Panama!!

Somewhere in Panama - YouTube

Spent over a week in our inland section of the city coordinating vehicle shipping before we had the time and energy to walk to the waterfront. Wow, were we blown away by the impressive skyline and the amazing parks and paths.

Somewhere in Panama - YouTube

On Avenida A in the old town section of Panama City. We walked past the fishing port and all the working fishermen to find a quiet corner for a couple affordable beers and a shady table. Expected to find some good happy hour deals in this…

Somewhere in Panama - YouTube

You have to hand it to the creative bus operators all through Central America. Just when you think you have seen it all, you haven't! Walking around Panama City on a fun Saturday night, this neon bus cruises past the Iglesia del Carmen toward…

Somewhere in Belguim - YouTube

The morning after a crazy Amsterdam night, we take the Intercity Train Line to calm Brussels. We spend a luxurious night at the Hilton Grand Place, top floor suite. The windows actually opened for cool crisp fresh air and amazing views toward…