2000 miles in 8 days! Leaving Baja for Tulum

We had a few last days of Baja calm in the city of La Paz before crossing the Sea of Cortez to the mainland, on a cargo ship (Hanna’s second, our first 🙂 ).  We were off to meet the siblings in Tulum, on the Yucatan Peninsula, for a couple of weeks of more traditional holiday-type action.   Mark is … Read More

The Best Place to See Grey Whales in Baja California, Mexico

After a load of research we decided that San Ignacio Lagoon was going to be the best place to see the famous grey whales of Baja.  Each year thousands of these jolie-laide creatures come to the sea lagoons of Baja California Sur to breed. The jumping off point for the lagoon is the oasis Mission town of San Ignacio (more … Read More

We have arrived! Coyote Beach – a desert paradise found.

We’d heard that Coyote Beach was the best beach to stop at on the Bahia Concepcion. We arrived and, once we settled in, realised it was the first time we’d found what we were looking for on this trip. We’ve seen so many awe-inspiring and beautiful places along the way, but Coyote Beach was our first bit of paradise. We … Read More

Safe Drinking Water, San Ignacio & Mulege in Baja California Sur

So it’s been ages since our last post! For those of you who were wondering, we are still alive and well :). Since we last posted we’ve crossed through Mexico, so I’m going to do a few photo-heavy posts to catch you up to where we are at present, in Merida, Yucatan. Here we go… We had some gorgeous times … Read More

Where to Eat and Food Shop in Ensenada

Mexican food! What’s not to love? All those fresh flavours, hearty textures and, at least here in Baja, an abundance of weird and wonderful fish and seafood. On our first night we stopped off for supper in a hole-in-the-wall ‘restaurant’ frequented only by locals – a long narrow room with a low worktop, kitchen on one side and punters on … Read More

Tecate: Our U.S.A. to Mexico Border Crossing

The route we’re in the process of taking through Mexico is from Tecate, down the Baja California peninsula to La Paz, then from La Paz across the Sea of Cortez by ferry to Mazatlan, after which we’ll be zipping a mere 2,600 kilometres across the mainland of Mexico to the Yucatan peninsula. My sister Nic and my brother Ben and … Read More

A Breakdown and a Pause Before Mexico

Since Christmas we’ve been through a dozen different landscapes, wild camped under the most brilliant starry skies, and had another mechanical breakdown. On the way from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon, in a very empty part of Nevada, Hanna started really laboring up hills, to the point where she conked out.  Luckily we just made it to a petrol station … Read More

Deserts, Mountains and Canyons, Southern USA Style

Time seems to be flying by and so here’s an update on some of the amazing stuff we’ve seen and done since San Francisco.  I can’t believe it’s only been just over 3 weeks since we left, and how much we’ve seen in that time. After San Fran we drove down the coast before heading east to Death Valley.  We hung out … Read More

It’s a Long Way Home (via California!)

Some of you may have noticed that it’s been a while since our last update. From Vancouver, our last stop in Canada, we drove every day for 12 days. We stopped each night, and then moved on. We’d had enough of the cold and where heading for California and the warmer weather. By the end of the 12 days and … Read More

We Love Vancouver!

We’re a bit upside down and inside out with our posts at the moment because we haven’t blogged for a while.  We still want to write about the best bits of our travels so far though! So… Wow!  Vancouver.  We loved it.  What more can I say.  It’s certainly a city of extremes: from the city beaches, to the views … Read More

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