Max and I were the first to join our traveling group, it was in Melbourne. We were both new to everything and it was the the timing when we were both trying to find our way in Australia, until the other guys found us, or we found them💙. Cant imagine starting it with other backpackers. He is simply the best guy!
After I took this photo in the background on the endless corn field, with the sunset, there was this biggest muscular kangaroo we had ever seen throughout our road trips, looking at us, then taking a big leap into the bush, and it disappeared. It was only a few seconds, but it was one of the most beautiful moments in my memory 🌅 #straya
Didn’t run it dry, bought fuel sooner.
I had been driving progressively slower, down to about 60-62 mph, for the last 50+ miles, watching the distance to empty (pretty accurate), how far it was to my cardlock station in Sparks, Nevada, and trying to make it.
Exited the freeway with about 16 miles to go, with 18 miles to empty, and the Edge Insight CTS2 showing 2% fuel remaining (also pretty dang accurate, had been bouncing between 2-4%).
Two percent of 28 gallons is 0.56…not nearly enough! But with similar topping-off as the prior fill-up, it ‘only’ took 26.971 gallons. So their could have been 1.029 gallons remaining (about 4%), or as much as 1.295 gallons if I was again able to draw 28.226 from the 28 gallon tank? Often I carry a Jerry can backup, didn’t have any this trip. Too close for comfort, even for me, was not a good gamble. ---------------------------------- @EdgeProducts
"... if you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living." Joseph Campbell sums it all up.
This week I helped launch the Winnebago Revel, this insane 4x4 adventure van to the world. They gave me the first set of keys to take it up to 12,000ft in Colorado to let me go play. I brought a few filmmakers and we captured a day in Bean and I's life. Watch the film, link in my profile.
Just spent a week with an old friend from Playa Brasil (Pop. 200) surfing some of the best points in Mexico, many hours playing with the neighborhood children (mostly all cousins), and watching the small fishing boats come and go providing the main source of income ($30 a week per fisherman). Surf tourism in the area has absolutely blown up ... points which I used to surf alone having 40 guys on a decent day of surf (surprisingly the set-ups are so damn good that they can easily handle the crowds). Wealthy Americans are buying up land and setting up hotels for as much as $200USD/night, even some have tried to buy out entire points to prevent public access. Yet my friend was still living in poverty even with multiple oceanfront land titles and an oceanfront restaurant situated directly between the two best point breaks in all of Mexico (yes, Barra and Nexpa aren't what they used to be). It's sad to see American's arrive and easily convince the locals to sell off land that could provide generations of prosperity rather than a single pay-day which will likely go mid-managed. Also, in a time where so many Americans can squeeze a successful business out of the smallest idea and narrowest market, it's sad to see the education system in Mexico lacking the substance to enlighten these good people on the fact that they have the ability to create a small business on their own without American investment. I did my very best to explain the value that his family's land contained without foreign investment needed. We painted a simple new sign for the restaurant claiming additional services of camping and surf guides. Literally hours after finishing the sign, we had someone from Utah show up and my friend made more in one night than he would in a over week of fishing. Let's hope that was proof enough of his ability to provide for his family without anything but opening his mind to the opportunity around him and closing his mind to the need for outside help. Oh, and his second daughter came early and is officially named Kolby ... although I am pretty sure spelled Kolvy. I also added the camping spot on #iOverlander if you are so inclined to stop and visit... cont
It's been a crazy few weeks and I'm realizing we have about 103 days left until the new year arrives. Are we ready? Let's own it, stimulate all our senses, and make the final stretch something to remember. 🇨🇦#philupadventures#philipislosttour2017
Still having trouble wrapping my head around this 'fall' thing... I know summer will be back next year, but It feels like yesterday we were swatting away swarms of bloodthirsty vampire mosquitos and watching from bed as the high peaks lit up under midnight thunderstorms. I'll always love you, summer, no matter how quickly you come and go.
Who would have thought that we'd relate to other vandwellers?!
Joking aside, @vincevahn made for genuine, entertaining company and we're excited to see them continue their journey westward over the next few months- bon voyage, friends!
I hit the 20,000 Km. mark! I can't believe how quick everything goes, but it has been such a blessed experience. A lot of new lessons learned and passions found. And all thanks to my followers! You are the best! #gratefull#roadtrips#roadtrippers#roadtripper