World’s hottest

We left the astonishing beauty of Yosemite NP and continued our journey via the beautiful Mammoth Lakes to the world’s hottest place… Death Valley.  As the name itself suggests, the extreme summer heat here can be deadly.  Before we crossed the Valley, we stuffed the car with several tanks of water just in case the … Continue reading

Double Rainbow Guy

On our way to Yosemite National Park, we followed the advice of my host ‘Bear’ to stop in Bodie Mountains & Mono Lake, often described as an oasis in the desert.  Mono Lake has no outlet and contains the unique sandstone formations known as tufa.  Those petrified springs are formed when the calcium-rich springs flow … Continue reading

Lake Tahoe

This morning I met Chris & Quan in Java beach cafe in San Francisco, who would join me for the road trip. Chris, 28 yrs old is from Sydney, Australia. Quan, 19yrs old is from Hanoi, Vietnam. 3 guys, different ages, different background. This would give a very intresting mix and fascinating conversations on the … Continue reading

The Fog

Two weeks ago I joined Kelly for a short roadtrip on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.  She was from San Francisco and when she heard my plans to visit the city in July, she told me it was ‘winter’ in her city with a lot of fog.  I was a little sceptic but when I … Continue reading

Pacific Hghwy 1

‘The Great Ocean Road’ in Victoria, Australia was one of the highlights of my journey.  California has its own version of it and some claimed it to be better than ‘The Great Ocean Road’  I was eager to find out for myself and left LA on a cloudy morning for the famous ‘Pacific Highway 1’ … Continue reading

City of Angels

Movie stars, Californian sun, trendy beaches, beautiful people , …  The ‘City of Angels’ was the first stop in my American roadtrip but at my arrival in LAX, the rental car company wouldn’t accept my Belgian credit cards and therefor not deliver the car that I rented for a month and a half. Paying cash … Continue reading