Welcome to Follow the Hound, the overland adventures of Ross, Dee and Frankie; our (not-so) faithful hound.

 

We are travelling the world in our Toyota Land Cruiser 78, currently in Guatemala, after a year split between the USA and Mexico. We are on the Pan-Americas Highway,  heading South through Central America and eventually working our way down to Argentina.

A few things about us

IN NUMBERS:

Nights on the Road

Miles Driven

Hound Escapes

Countries Visited

Stories from our travels, off road, adventure and more!

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Ross’ Stories – Two – My Hometown

I’m Ross, long-term traveller, digital nomad and borderline alcoholic. Over my years of worldwide...

Stories from the Road. Volume One – Banged up in Bangkok.

Over my years of worldwide adventure travel I have collected a large set of stories. The content...

Monochrome Memories: USA

Our journey across the United States took us 179 days. Over 12000 Miles. 700 gallons of fuel. 3...

Here are a few of the 

Locations we’ve visited:

The Vehicle!

We drive a 2001 Toyota Land Cruiser HZJ78 with custom pop-top and full camper interior!

We think we might have built one of the best overland vehicles in history (third time lucky!) – check out the build and the finished article here!

Click Here to see the exterior setup!Click here for the Custom Interior

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The Main places we have visited on

The Trip So Far!

Start!

Pickup of Vehicles

First Campsite

Second Campsite

Spent the first week here, working, repacking the vehicles and having some repairs made to one before we begin the trip properly!

First Mechanic

Big Meadows, Shenandoah national park

Impromptu Night out in Small town USA

First offroad and wild camp!

Karma camp

Dixie Caverns

Great Smokey Mountains Tennessee

Nashville Baby!!

Memphis! Sun records and Blues music.

First breakdown

Second Mechanic

Mr Transmission,

Jackson,

Mississippi

New Orleans, Bourbon, Blues and Bayou

Camping on the Bayou

Hot Springs and Bass fishing

Fayetteville

Awesome old town of Eureka Springs.

Get the Hell outta...

Colorado, finally!

Home From Home, 3 week stay in Blanca RV Park

Sand Dunes National Park

Wild In Colorado

Boulder

Offroad in Moab

Salt Lake City

Gearbox Rebuild for Old Yellow..

Grand Tetons

Yellowstone

Best Campsite Ever!

Glacier National Park

Spokane

Parents coming out for a visit!

Breakdown the 3rd!

Cannon Beach and the Oregon Coast!

Crater Lake

Portland

Valley Hybrids for the Final Gearbox Rebuild!

Sequoia National Park

santa barbara

el centro, final stop before crossing the border

First Stop In Baja

La Paz

Mainland!

Stuck in the Mud!

Guanajuato, Pueblo Magico

San Miguel

Meixco City

To Fly home for christmas but return for New Year

Palenque mayan ruins

South Coast

Best Campsite every

Family Visit!

Older posts from earlier trips!

Blast from the past:

Top 10 Driving Experiences

Having driven many miles in many countries we thought it time to look back and put down a list of...

Pristine Lakes and Soviet Statues: First Days in Lithuania

Arriving typically late at the Lithuanian border after failing to get our transit Visa for...

Exploring The Ruins of a Soviet Prison.

The Murru Prison Quarry was established in 1938 under the Soviet occupation of the Baltic states....

15 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Vilnius.

1. Uzupis Republic "The other side of the river" Republic, is the quirky, artisan area of the...

Gallery Post: Lahemaa National Park

Lahemaa National Park is the largest in Estonia. It is a beautiful, serene place with a myriad of...

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Ross’ Stories – Two – My Hometown

I’m Ross, long-term traveller, digital nomad and borderline alcoholic. Over my years of worldwide adventure travel I have collected a large set of stories. The content of each varies wildly, from hilarity to destitution, from kindness to fear and from mishap to...

Stories from the Road. Volume One – Banged up in Bangkok.

Over my years of worldwide adventure travel I have collected a large set of stories. The content of each varies wildly, from hilarity to destitution, from kindness to fear and from mishap to perfection. Join me in my new segment for the Travellers Post as each week I...

Monochrome Memories: USA

Our journey across the United States took us 179 days. Over 12000 Miles. 700 gallons of fuel. 3 gearboxes. Having now spent 3 months enjoying everything Mexico has to offer and with time to reflect on our time there I wanted to take those numbers and reduce them down...

Guanajuato, Pueblo Magico, Mexico

Pulling into the obscure labyrinth of streets in this historic city was an otherworldly experience. The warren of tunnels and overhanging buildings rendered our GPS immediately useless and within minutes we were gleefully lost. We later learned that the tunnels were...

Six Things You Learn Visiting Home During a Long Term Trip.

One of the (admittedly few) curses of the long term traveller, is the overall inability to spend much, if any time with family and friends. This year, having been away for nine months, I was lucky enough to get a flight back to the UK to spend ten days with good...

Follow The Hound: Episode One; Baja Days

So, the first episode of our new travel series is finally here! We are hoping to make this a regular series, capturing the essence of life on the road as we live it. This is only episode one, so it is a little rough around the edges, but we think it is pretty good...

Gallery Post – Pismo beach, California

Pismo was a place reccomended to us by some other Cruiser fans. It is a beach in Southern California, with public vehicular access to the dunes, with our vehicles newly repaired by Valley Hybrids and in better condition than they had been when we left, we decided the...

Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks

Yellowstone was utter madness. After the relative peace and tranquility of Grand Teton, Yellowstone was like stepping in to nature’s (or the NPS’) version of Disneyland. Don’t get me wrong, the static mixture of vast pine forests, rocky peaks and volatile but colorful...

The Pro’s and Cons of Travelling With a Dog.

We I love travelling with a dog. One of the best things we I have done with our my life is rescuing a helpless and starving stray. Travelling with a dog is something that can really only be done if your travel is vehicle based, but it is also rewarding, engaging and...

Hiking In The Grand Tetons.

The Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks are essentially one. Nestled in the vast surrounding forests of Wyoming, Yellowstone represents the best known and most visited national park in the USA, with most visits to Grand Teton being somewhat of a tag alog. Teton...

Utah: Gallery Post

Utah was a stark contrast and absolutely stunning. We spent a few weeks here exploring the 4x4 trails, the national parks and the uniquely different culture, like trying to navigate its crazy drinking laws. We still loved our time here and it certainly provided us...

Offroad in Moab. Pt2.

Day two of the trail did not turn out quite as I had expected. Waking up when the intense Utah sun blasted over the canyon, we were all in high spirits, even despite the profuse sweating that occurred just as a result of the morning pack up. As planned we continued...

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