Santiago to Reykjavik: 126 Days, 126 Seconds

  We tried to take one second of video footage for every day of the Santiago to Reykjavik leg of our journey. Sometimes we forgot, and sometimes we took more than one video on a day so the amount of seconds at a particular place can be slightly off but each country is timed properly….

Iceland: The only thing to fear is the new letters

Iceland at last! The land of the Vikings. No other place interested people more when we mentioned it was part of our trip. The isolated, misty isle where Journey to the Centre of the Earth begins through a volcanic passageway in Mount Snæfellsjökull. [Guess who wrote that bit.] Iceland feels very much like many other Scandinavian countries and…

USA: Heading East

We arrived in Nashville, Tennessee on Independence Day only half through planning. As it turned out, Nashville hosts one of the biggest Independence Day festivals and fireworks displays in the country with 280,000 people attending. The whole centre of the town is closed to traffic and there is live music and food stalls lining the…

USA: Louisiana and the Mississippi Blues Trail

Heading down the freeway from Texas towards Louisiana the terrain started getting swampy. We stayed overnight at a rest stop which unfortunately seemed to be built on some sort of swamp. On a side note if you are ever driving through Texas, take advantage of the rest stops. Not only is it legal to stay…

USA: Texas

The day after visiting Denver we started the longest drive of the trip, Denver to Dallas with a one night stop over at a small country Texan town with convenient free camping. We had first enquired at the local campground and RV park but weren’t given the warmest welcome. The owner barely looked up from…

USA: Colorado

After being in a desert for a while we were aching to head north to greener pastures, but before that there was one stop that we needed to visit in the south, a national park called Mesa Verde. Mesa Verde Mesa Verde is centered around the remains of a civilization that existed about a thousand years ago. They…

USA: Arizona and Utah

Grand Canyon The road into Arizona from Las Vegas and to the the main town outside of the Grand Canyon called Williams was pretty desolate. It is mostly desert and rocky shrubland but as you get closer to the Grand Canyon it starts to get greener. We camped just outside of the Grand Canyon just…