|Find out how we got
Charlotte and how she got
Fumbling Across America
with a Reluctant VW Bus
Available at major
Barnes & Noble
After months of preparation, we hopped in Charlotte (our beloved 4x4 Vanagon Syncro)
and drove to the southern-most tip of South America, spending fourteen extraordinary
months camping and living on the road. Then, in April 2016, a keen desire to finish our
North-South tour of the Americas led to two months exploring western Canada and
Alaska, eventually arriving at the top of the world...Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
As with all of our adventures, our biggest plan for the Americas was to have no plan at
all. Feeling extremely fortunate, however, to be in a position to travel, we are strongly
motivated to share our experiences and adventures through continuing blog posts and
books. We love having you along for the ride!
We still intend to ship Charlotte to Europe for a year or more of wandering (our July 2020
departure was derailed by CoVid!), but for now, life at home has been rich and
rewarding. We will also continue to post blogs on our shorter-term adventures, like our
more recent trips to Israel, Paris and New Zealand, so stay tuned! If you are not already
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Now for the Big Announcement!
Our entire blog, all 2,187 pages and 2,300 color photos, has been published as an
eBook (it was too big to produce in paper!) called, Charlottamiles South and North -
Nevada to Argentina to Alaska - A Circuitous Sojourn in a VW Syncro. See below for a full
book description or go to Amazon Kindle or iBooks.
Whether having adventures of your own or enjoying life at home, we wish the best for all
Ned and Kat
|Welcome to our Travel/Blog Website!
|As many of you know, Ned and Kat have had a long-time
dream of driving around the world, and in December of 2013,
they finally began realizing their vision...
Follow Ned, Kat and Charlotte (an intrepid 1987 Volkswagen 4x4
Vanagon) as they wander the Americas, turning the 10,000 crow-fly
miles from Ushuaia, Argentina to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska into 40,000
circuitous ones. With no route planning, no Internet research and a
penchant for bush camping and remote, dirt tracks, Ned and Kat’s
experiences and unexpected encounters while living on the road
will leave you breathless. With 2,300 fascinating photos and plenty
of exciting, unpredictable and electrifying stories, you will find
yourself along for the ride of a lifetime.
“At 6am, December 21st, right on schedule, Ned and I looked at
each other in the pre-dawn dark of the bus, gulped a couple of
times and said goodbye to all the comforts of home. The future
was now an immense unknown. I felt this crazy fluctuation of
feelings bouncing around somewhere between the
anticipation of elated excitement and the apprehension of
sheer terror. But how incredibly fortunate we were; the road
ahead was not so much a black hole as a blank canvas.”
Excerpt from Charlottamiles South and North
From the vivid color and vibrancy of Mexico, to the jungles of Central
America and the soaring elevations of the Andes, Ned and Kat delve
into a rich diversity of people, culture and food with honesty, humor