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…

USA: Death Valley and Nevada

Death Valley We forgot to mention Death Valley when we did our California post as we grouped it in with the more deserty Nevada but we looked it up and it is actually in California. Death Valley holds the record for the hottest recorded temperature on Earth which was given to us in Fahrenheit which…

USA: California

Los Angeles We got to Los Angeles, stayed at the cheapest hostel we could possibly find and then headed to the campervan depot to pick up our baby first thing next morning. All the vans were named and the guy working there was thrilled to be handing the campervan named Icarus to a women named…

Nicaragua: The only thing to fear is the sun

San Juan del Sur San Juan del Sur was the first place we visited when we got to Nicaragua. The interstate bus dumped us on a highway in Rivas and we had to flag down a bus heading in the direction of San Juan del Sur. The buses, which were donated American/Canadian school buses, barely…

The rest of Costa Rica: Sloth Mayhem!

So we got a bit over excited with the the animal sanctuary so we need to go back and fill in the rest of our time in Costa Rica. San Jose The capital of Costa Rica is San Jose. We had to go there to use the airport and the bus terminals. There are about…

Osa Mountain Wildlife Santuary

While we were in Costa Rica we spent two weeks volunteering at a wildlife sanctuary called Osa Santuario De Animales. We loved it so much we thought it deserved its own post. The rest of Costa Rica can wait until the next post. We also found out that animals are very hard to get good…