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, in the USA, heading up to Canada for summer before joining the Pan-Americas Highway and heading South through Mexico, Central America and eventually working our way all the 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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Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks

Yellowstone was utter madness. After the relative peace and tranquility of Grand Teton,...
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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...
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Hiking In The Grand Tetons.

The Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks are essentially one. Nestled in the vast...
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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!


Older posts from earlier trips!

Blast from the past:

The Best Hike in Europe? Sucha Bela – Slovakia

South of the High Tatras, nestled comfortably in the Slovensky Raj National Park lies Sucha Bela....
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Wild Boars and Canoeing (A real adventure in the Polish lakes)

Sometimes, everything just happens around you at once. It starts, always, with a long drive....
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Romania: Part 2

When we finally arrived at the highly recommended town of Sighisoara, and found the best camp...
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The Hill Of Crosses

Hill of crosses Established in 1831 the hill first stood as a monument to religious defiance in...
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Gallery Post: Suburban Latvia by Night.

On a cold and atmospherically foggy autumn night, we took a wander through the silent streets of...
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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...

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...

Offroad in Moab. Pt1.

This might be the best moment of my life to date. A moment that I would not trade for any amount of money. A moment that truly is the endeavor of all overland travel. A moment that legitimizes choosing travel in a 4×4 vehicle and reminds me exactly why it is I...

Wild Colorado

After our jaunt up Modeno Pass and first real experience getting off road and wild in the Rockies, our appetite for the Great Colorado wilderness was at fever pitch. With our vehicles finally fully functional, we decided to get as wild and remote as we could, and stay...

Great Sand Dunes National Park.

Part one; Dunes. There is nowhere in the world like this place. Huge cascading dunes rise 750 feet from the valley floor, framed by rolling greenery, mountain streams and all set against the snow-capped peaks of the Rockies. You could be forgiven for thinking that you...

On Expedition Vehicles

My mother once told me that she would love to travel the world, but once out of the western hemisphere, she would like to do so exclusively in some kind of protective bubble. I retorted that if this was the case, she may as well just watch a travel documentary on...

Riding up a mountain, Blanca Colorado

“I hate to see world travellers like yourself not being able to explore due to vehicle issues”, Ann said to us as we returned defeated and exhausted from our sunday afternoon 16 mile effort to reach a decent viewpoint on the side of the mountain....

Nashville

It is a unique experience, the first few tentative steps you take down Nashville’s “Honky Tonk Highway”. A wealth of Neon signs battle for your distraction amongst reams of street performers, and you pick your way through crowds of drunken cowboys,...

Impressions of the USA so far.

Firstly, it is stunning here. Virginia especially has blown us away and it is the first state we have travelled in extensively. The national parks and forests are huge, beautiful, massively untouched and are a paradise for overland and adventure travellers alike. The...

First Days; Washington

I always knew that arriving here would be bittersweet. The goodbyes were a lot harder to say than I had hoped and the departure more abrupt than I had previously been used too. While previously we have left directly from our home, and slowly pulled away from the...

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