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.
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Nights on the Road
Stories from our travels, off road, adventure and more!
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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!
Pickup of Vehicles
Spent the first week here, working, repacking the vehicles and having some repairs made to one before we begin the trip properly!
Big Meadows, Shenandoah national park
Impromptu Night out in Small town USA
First offroad and wild camp!
Great Smokey Mountains Tennessee
Memphis! Sun records and Blues music.
New Orleans, Bourbon, Blues and Bayou
Camping on the Bayou
Hot Springs and Bass fishing
Awesome old town of Eureka Springs.
Get the Hell outta...
Home From Home, 3 week stay in Blanca RV Park
Sand Dunes National Park
Wild In Colorado
Offroad in Moab
Salt Lake City
Gearbox Rebuild for Old Yellow..
Best Campsite Ever!
Glacier National Park
Parents coming out for a visit!
Breakdown the 3rd!
Cannon Beach and the Oregon Coast!
Valley Hybrids for the Final Gearbox Rebuild!
Sequoia National Park
el centro, final stop before crossing the border
First Stop In Baja
Stuck in the Mud!
Guanajuato, Pueblo Magico
To Fly home for christmas but return for New Year
Palenque mayan ruins
Best Campsite every
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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 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...
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...