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On The Commode Again

Eldo, our original overland home, is a 2004 Jeep Cherokee. We outfitted her, in the limited space available, the best we could. She’s quite comfortable and we really only want for a few other things. One of which is a toilet. We did quite…
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Zugdidi, Georgia

2020 February 23 After a few days of living the swank Batumi high-rise luxury life, we drive north toward Svaneti region and the town of Ushguli. It’s near the Russian border. We spent the night in the Abkhazia – Georgia border town of…
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Australia… hitting the road

2020 March 06 Drummond Cove WA Awake at 5 am to beat the flies. Still dark outside but the bush flies don’t appear until after sunrise so it’s the best way to get our run in without fly inhalement. We aren’t sure what other creatures…
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On The Back-road to Batumi

2020 February 18 Back on the road. Driving that is. After two weeks of settling into Tbilisi Georgia, we leave the big busy capital city in a rented 4×4 SUV and drive toward the Black Sea coast. A light snow falls as we switchback climb…

1000 Days on The Road

2020 March 9 Days get lost. It sounds ridiculous, but most of the time we don’t know what day it is. It’s our popular game to unexpectedly quiz each other about the date, or even the day of week. We are pretty solid when it comes…

Watching The Wheels

2020 March 11 “People say I’m crazy, doing what I’m doing…” Watching The Wheels- John Lennon Funny things happen when you have the luxury of watching. Camped now for a week along the Western Australia shore, we have been doing…
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Re-purpose Our Lives

Most camper-van kitchens are built out as if they are for a house. Big clunky cabinets, counter-tops, sinks, and appliances. That’s not a requirement for us, so when time comes to renovate Yolo, removing all these things is an obvious choice.…
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Fatima Road Miracle

2019 March 09 We “muled” a few items in our carry on packs. Nothing fancy or expensive, but a few gifts for a couple special friends. An opportunity arises to drop off a few of the the gifts for Christiaan, our dear Amsterdam friend, with…

2019 Another Adventurous Year On The Road!

2019 begins and ends in the USA. All told we spent over 250 days abroad and just under 100 in the states. However, our true adventurer hearts beat strongest in those months between while exploring the globe. Extended time is spent in Portugal,…

A Home on (almost) Every Continent

In July 2019 we are camped in a field in Boom Belgium attending the mother of all electronic music festivals, Tomorrowland. Checking out news via internet, we happen across a sales listing for a funny looking but well priced camper-van named…

Chasing The Timeless...

Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia Further north along coastal WA the landscape opens up and the beaches give way to more cliff than dune. Home for the night is a safe pull off just before the large Welcome to Kalbarri sign. Parked with…

Remembering to slow down....

Night two at the beach camp. It felt great to leave Perth and hit the road. We headed north on Route 60 and passed through Yanchep, Jurien, and Cervantes. There were a couple free beach camp options along the way. We opted for Freshwater Point…

Parking Donation....

Broke the gravitational pull of the big city and ventured north. Didn't get too far before the day begins to fade and tiredness convinces us to look for a place to stop for the night. Right on cue, we round a corner and find a turn off. It feels…

Home Is Where We Park It...

“Looking out at the road rushing under our wheels...” 3 homes on 3 continents... EldoRado, our 2004 Jeep Cherokee is in Europe... RadoRado, our 1985 Dodge RoadTrek Van is in North America... YoloRado, our 2003 Toyota Hiace Van is…

I would go anywhere with you...

Well I met her in a restaurant In Tom Petty’s Gainesville Florida Her heart was up for grabs as I cracked her King Crabs We laughed the night away She had a ticket and was leaving On a late-night flight to somewhere From this one…

Eldo-versary

Eldo-versary (2 years, 26 Countries, 23 States, 3 Continents, 3 Territories) 2 years living full-time on the road with “Eldo”our Jeep and “Rado” our van. June 9th, 2017, we checked out of the North Carolina Hampton Inn that had…

Tangier to Tan Tan

 “If you see her say hello, she might be in Tangier” Bob Dylan Having arrived in Morocco with no defined plan, we decide to high tail it down to the disputed border of Western Sahara. The territory is claimed by Morocco, so it's not…

The Old Datsun Trail

    Charlotte Harbor Florida The Old Datsun trail is located in Charlotte Harbor State Park, along the southwest Florida coast. Opting to avoid the sterile I-75 corridor, we wandered along the side streets of Ft Myers,…

Quirky Retro-Rado

Venice, Florida The new year finds us back in the USA for just a brief glimpse back into domestic affairs. Not to worry, as there are many exciting international adventures ahead. In fact, our Jeep Eldo, sits safely in Portugal awaiting our…

Geo Peo Reserrection

 Geo Peo Resurrection Rested up another day in Castro Verde, not only to allow ourselves some physical catch up but also to work on some Eldo projects. The roof rack needed some organization. It's rough and tumble ragtag appearance fit in…

Castro Verde Date Night

Castro Verde, Portugal First morning without rain in quite awhile. It's a travel day and we plan to be on the road by noon. Spent two nights in Castro Verde and due to rain, so far only made it by foot to the local supermarket. The rest of…

Flydo, Road Fly of The Day

Castro Verde, Portugal We didn't make it too far south today. Hit the road sharp at noon with a plan to drive south until  reaching Oceano Atlantico near Sagres, just under 200 miles. There is supposed to be some spectacular cliff side views,…

Temporarily Back in the States and Somewhere in Virginia...

Outside of a cave, where is the darkest place you've been? Darkness isn't really anything measurable. The lack of light makes it dark, but not the inverse. There are some astronomically related measures of darkness, like the Bortle Scale, but…

One year on the road... part 2

Part Two The drive was supposed to be a mad dash from Mayo Florida to Flagstaff Arizona. The first of our two objectives was to visit Florida friend Cathy who moved to Arizona. That would put us within striking distance of objective two....…

One year on the road... part 1

One year on the road.... part 1 One year. Half a million minutes. 30 million seconds.... countless memories. Sadly, most of the details already a little fuzzy. Elizabeth warned me at the start of our adventure that after awhile the day to…

Monteverde Miles

The plan to drive 3.5 hours to Playa Coyote was abruptly changed upon rounding a sharp downhill turn through the cloud forest mist. Elizabeth made a patented split second right hand turn. She saw a nice-looking restaurant with a huge parking…

Last night in Costa Rica

On the second to last night in Costa Rica, somewhere between Frank Black's “End of Miles” and Ryan Adams' “Let it Ride”, I broke a guitar string. I hadn't changed them since leaving Florida 8 months earlier. They were quite rusty, and…

Time passes slowly, Costa Rica

This morning, at the Elimar Beach Camp in Costa Rica's Nicoya peninsula there is cool shade under the thick ancient almond tree canopy. The sun had long since risen as we slept in the back of the Jeep. I peeked a few times with one eye through…