Sunday, 15 October 2017

14/10/2017 - New custom vinyl stickers...

Life is about good times and fun so IMHO you need to keep your sense of humor alive until they day you die because you never know when your day will come.. 






Myself (L) and Hamish (my friend and graphic wizard) posing with
my zombie ready apocalypse van.. 

Saturday, 30 September 2017

30/9/2017 - new white steel rims and beaches



It’s been on my mind a while to do this after my last major mods when I got my bash plate, snorkel and ladder sandblasted, galvinized, and powdercoated; I finally got new white steel rims to replace my original alloy rims.   

The after effect is a very colourful match and these new rims are able to handle larger tyres such as 31” or 32” tyres.  


Saturday, 8 July 2017

20/6/2017 - Moved back to New Zealand!

Driving on Peka Peka Beach, New Zealand!

I've moved back to NZ!  Something's come in three in life. This time, my longtime partner and I broke up, I got an awesome new job and I realised that big city life was not for me.

Friday, 9 June 2017

28/5/2017 - Mods complete - now I have got massive lights & a VHF radio

1) Removed and sandblasted the bull-bar/bash plate/snorkel/rear ladder
2) Galvinised them all!
3) Powder coated everything!





Saturday, 13 May 2017

14/5/2017 - #Vanlife and simplicity

Get a vanlife!  Nothing beats it! Try it today & be forever changed!
Sometimes a simple #Vanlife is all you really need to be happy. 
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Saturday, 29 April 2017

30/4/2017 - Everyone keep traveling its a reminder that we're free!!

4WD camping, New South Wales, Australia

Chilean Patagonian Andes

Milford Sounds, New Zealand

New Zealand's Southern Alps

Wellington Coast, New Zealand

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

25/04/2017 - My Original Lifelong Bucket List completed



Many of you reading this surely have a "bucket list".    I hope I can inspire you by telling you that as of April 2015 I have completed mine.  Its taken me a while to post this as I normally keep this sort of thing to myself, but I wanted to share it with everyone. So here you go:

  1. 2012:  Earned my wings (private pilots license)
  2. 2015:  Traveled to, stepped foot on and went bivvy camping on Antarctica
  3. 2015:  Solo 5400kms expedition/drive through the Patagonian Andes
  4. 2010:  Trekked the Mt Everest basecamp (EBC) trek- Chomolungma (Mother Goddess of the world)
  5. 2015:  Build and still use a true 4WD Expedition Camper van
  6. 2005:  Climbed a large mountain (alpine climbing) in Alaska
  7. 2013:  Went to Fiji and island hopped for 24 days
  8. 2005:  Solo drive the Alaska Highway 3860 miles in WINTER from Seattle to Anchorage under the Northern Lights
  9. 2001: Solo 2600 mile drive across the continental USA
  10. 2001: Skied at the birthplace of downhill skiing in Davos, Switzerland.


I am now working on my next bucket list.   I am in my mid-40s and feeling like I am 25 or 30 still! I hope this blog post can inspire others to keep dreaming and working towards their dreams! 

Col Norman D. Vaughan - RIP
My lifelong motto:  “Dream big and dare to fail!”

My lifelong hero: 
Col. Norman D. Vaughan