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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…

Skillet “Baked” Gluten Free Seafood Pizza

Monkey Mia Beach, WA Even though not Celiac, we have noticed some sensitivity to gluten. This is heartbreaking to the pizza lover in us. In a small local market in the old pearl city of Denham Australia, we find a discounted bag of gluten free…

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…

Beautiful Azores Blue Whale Beauty

The blue whale… the largest animal in the history of earth. A tongue that weighs as much as an elephant. A gentle giant hunted almost to extinction. Heading out into the huge Atlantic swells this morning from the Marina D’Angra, on the island…

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…

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,…

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…

Eldo's updated map

Eldo's updated map with an incredible visit with Diana in Madrid. Now, chasing the sun and warm weather along the southern coast of Portugal!!!

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.…