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.
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The Vehicle!We drive a 2001 Toyota Land Cruiser HZJ78 with custom pop-top and full camper interior!
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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
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
“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....
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,...
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...