Azores - Terceira Island

First full day exploring the amazing Azores. We took out full insurance on rental car so that we could explore all the interesting back roads!    

Sweet Home Alabama Yummy Adventure

Rado's music library is full of Alabama Songs. Of course there is “Sweet Home” by Skynyrd, “Alabama Bound” by Leadbelly, and Rado's favorite “Alabama Getaway” by Grateful Dead. So, it was our honor to free her from the borders…

Florida Rails to Trails Adventure

St Marks Trail Woke this morning at the St Marks Boat Ramp. There is always something in the pantry to make for breakfast. We returned to hike the Tallahassee-St Marks Rails to Trail. It's only 16 miles to Tallahassee... no problem!!! Along…

Florida Panhandle Exploration Adventure

Sopchoppy is a small town with a pizza restaurant, grocery store, hardware store, and a great city park. We spend the night, backed right up to a small river. The park charges a reasonable $15 night to camp; complete with electric and water…

Florida Van Life Adventure

Woke this morning at the St Marks Boat Ramp. There is always something in the pantry to make for breakfast. We returned to hike the Tallahassee-St Marks Rails to Trail. It's only 16 miles to Tallahassee... no problem!!! Along the way we…

Van Girl With Tools Making Road Repairs

We find ourselves still resting up in Mayo Florida at The Suwannee River Rendezvous. When we bought Rado, we knew there was going to be a ton of repairs and fixes. Built in 1985, she is 34 years old. Today's projects are to fix the heater…

Funny Video Redneck Bowling

Redneck Bowling.... pins with strings attached. Bowl day or night in the old chicken house. Bowl a few frames on the plywood lanes. Turn the crank to reset your pins, and pull the doo-hickie to lift the thing that returns your ball. Knock…

Vintage Retro Roadtrek Van Renovation

Realizing that we will occasionally return to the USA for family and or business needs, we take the plunge and buy a domestically based home. She is a 1985 Dodge Ram , converted by Roadtrek in a camper van. Mechanically she's in good enough…

Iceland Adventure, Five Weeks in a Jeep (week 4)

  Cathy flies WOW Air from USA to Iceland to spend an adventurous week Eldo-exploring with us. This required a quick trip into the big capital city of Reykjavik and of course a stop at the famed Blue Lagoon Spa. A bit of social culture…

Jeep Life Expedition Europe (part 6)

Further exploration of Switzerland and the long Jungfrau Railway ride to the “Top of Europe”. At 13,640 feet, The Jungfrau is the main summit of the Bernese Alps and first climbed in 1811 by the Meyer brothers. We hiked along the glacier…

Jeep Life Expedition Europe (part 5)

When entering Switzerland by car, don't forget to buy your Motorway Vignette. It is required to have this sticker if you drive on Swiss motorways. We tried to buy one at the border crossing, but it was unmanned. Fortunately, the first gas…

Jeep Life Expedition Europe (part 4)

Champlitte is a commune in eastern France not far from Dijon and Paris. It's a stop along the Via Francigena Pilgrimage and has history dating back to the Roman Empire. We hike some ruins and visit the Chateau de Champlitte. The cobble streets…

Jeep Life Expedition Europe (part 1)

The start of a two week mad dash around Europe trying to get Cameron to as many countries as possible all the while reminding ourselves to slow down and enjoy every turbine. Flew from Orlando to Elizabeth City North Carolina, then drove to…

Jeep Life Expedition Europe (part 3) Gauklerfest

We find ourselves travelling from Germany and France into Luxembourg and Switzerland. Along the way we enjoy countless miles of beautiful scenery and even more laughs. Camping and cooking are constant activities and with Cameron in charge…

Funny Time Lapse, Camping in Andorra with Sneaky Cat

Somehow, we wound up in Andorra. (Note: Country 58 for Elizabeth and 21 for Eldo) Andorra is a sovereign state in the Pyrenees, located between France and Spain. It is the 11th smallest nation and has the world's highest life expectancy, at…

Jeep Life Expedition Europe (part 2)

We boondocked on the streets of suburban Amsterdam before heading to Germany, where we boondocked in a small car park in the forest. Boondocking isn't for the faint of heart, as there is always a chance of getting hassled and kicked out.…

Boondock Camp at Haunted Spanish Castle (time lapse)

While checking our maps, somewhere south of Bilbao Spain, we decided that a 350 mile eastern detour to Andorra was going to be today's itinerary. Our usual choice to stay off motorways and toll roads turned this into two solid days of driving.…

Iceland Adventure Five weeks in a Jeep (week 4)

Week 4 finds us beginning the month of May... but jeez, it still feels like winter. Our southern coast exploration continues among more glaciers, black lava beaches, and more seals and reindeer. In the town of Djupivogur we encounter the…

Iceland Adventure Five Weeks in a Jeep (week 3 part 2)

 Off season camping in Iceland can be a budget saver. Most campgrounds are available to use for free, although facilities may be closed. This one in Stykkisholmur not only had a friendly notice that welcomed us to stay for free, but also…

Iceland Adventure Five Weeks in a Jeep (week 2 part 1)

Iceland, land of snow, waterfalls, and tunnels. Even in late April, the weather remains extreme and unpredictable. The protection provided to us by our wonderful Jeep "Eldo" is priceless. We've learned a lot about ourselves and our ability…