Author: steph

There…and back!

On September 13, 2012, we left San Francisco and headed south in our 1989 Volkswagen Westfalia. After reaching the southernmost tip of Argentina, Ushuaia, on April 3, 2014, we headed back north to Buenos Aires, where we flew home on…

Dog-friendly travel

Yes, you can travel overland with your dog(s)! We have met many travelers in the Americas with their dogs, and most of them were like us–not the richest, not the most organized, not the most Spanish-speaking. If you want to…

Turkey by car

We left Istanbul in a rental car, heading east through the central region of Anatolia. The road were very good, although there were a lot of tolls immediately outside the city, and for a while the scenery was a constant…

Van sin van : Istanbul

Our honeymoon in Turkey and Greece was a completely different travel experience from our last journey abroad. We started out by taking a mercifully direct flight from San Francisco to Istanbul on Turkish Airlines, 14 hours that went by quickly…

Van and Casa upgrades

I can’t believe Juan hasn’t posted photos of the van. Here he is, in all of his restored glory. It is pretty unbelievable how shiny and new it looks. You would never guess where it’s been! The color is pretty…

Adventures in the *new car

*New to us We’ve been stateside for six months now and have wasted no time in settling in. Since June, we’ve gotten married, built a house, and bought a car! True, there were just two guests at our City Hall…

MILO IS FAMOUS

I was excited to receive my two complimentary copies of The Bark today, which features this:   No, it’s not an entire spread on Milo (although he does have some fascinating views on low-income housing in the Bay Area). It’s…

This road of life

A few days after we got the van back from Buenos Aires, our family was hit with some very bad news. A cancer that my mother fought ten years ago had metastasized, and she would have to undergo intensive treatment…

The Best Travel Bag in the World

People planning their own trips always want to know what gear we recommend. Over the next few weeks, as part of our post-trip roundup, we’ll be sharing some of our stories with critical gear–I wouldn’t exactly call them ‘reviews,’ just…

Pony Homecoming

We got our van back! Tuesday afternoon, as Team USA was losing to Team Belgium, we took Milo in a rental car and drove down to Port Hueneme in Ventura County. We were a bit apprehensive, as the month of…