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About us

I was born in Eeklo, Belgium, on June 29th, 1964. In 1988 I decided it was time to move to ‘the big city’, so I left Eeklo for Gent – a whopping 20 km away! Mind you, most Belgians perceive distance slightly different from the rest of the world; it is after all a rather tiny country. Three years later, in 1991, I left Gent to go to London to live and work; for about 2 years. Or at least that was the initial plan. But fate had something else in store for me… On my way to London I met a Kiwi called Stephen…


I was born in Cambridge, New Zealand in 1967. At age 10, I left New Zealand with my parents to go and live in Perth, Australia. And then at age 18, returned from Aussie to complete University in Auckland New Zealand. England beckoned, and the travel adventures started in earnest. In 1991, on my way from London to a jazz festival in Belgium, I met Caroline..


We became good friends. In 1992 we traveled to Africa together and on returning to London in 1993 we moved in together. In 1996 – Caroline had been in London for about 4.5 years, Stephen for 5 years – we packed all our worldly possessions in 13 boxes and a poster roll and moved to Sydney, Australia. Before settling in Sydney, where we eventually bought a home, we spent 4 months in Perth. New horizons and opportunities beckoned again in 2000 when we sold our home and moved to San Francisco. This time we filled half a container. A few weeks after arriving in the US we got married in Las Vegas. We have been in San Francisco ever since; it became our home and we love it there!.

Countries Caroline Visited
Countries Stephen Visited
Lonely Planet Best 200 Cities Visited


Recent blog entries

The Wrap.
March 21, 2018

The EarthCruiser FX is a really good-rugged-looking vehicle with clean lines and a well thought-through design. In it’s new-born state it is gleaming white. As the date for picking up Molly drew closer, we started thinking of possibly putting something on the sides:  an outline, a picture, …. we weren’t too sure. Eventually we came […]

The Naming.
March 17, 2018

photo courtesy of EC_HQ, Bend, OR.   September 23-24, 2018. A month after meeting Michelle and Lance on Green Ridge to view the solar eclipse, we flew back to EarthCruiser in Bend to look at and discuss all the ins, outs and aspects of an EC; to compare the different models (we were lucky that […]

Meeting Molly.
March 17, 2018

Monday, March 12th, 2018. Early morning of Monday March 12th we flew to Redmond, OR, with an obscene amount of luggage: 3 North Face duffel bags, 2 Pelican cases, 1 suitcase (all to be checked – status with United really paid off), one computer bag, one day bag, one camera bag, one Filston 48 hour […]

The Beginning
March 15, 2018

In 1992/93 we backpacked around Africa – well we went to countries that would admit us (being a single white woman – we weren’t married at the time – made some countries refuse me an entry visa) and countries that weren’t considered off limits at the time. Our gear consisted of a 1.5 person tent […]

Under Construction
March 7, 2018

MOLLY 42 “This is a thinking man’s toy”, Michelle Boltz   The key events in the construction of our Molly.   Contract Signed – September 23rd, 2017   Name Selected – Molly – September 24th, 2017 Molly is the name we have selected for our new overland expedition vehicle. Molly is the 42nd earthcruiser to […]

City Trips
Cubao, Manila
December 9, 2017

Tuesday to Saturday, December 4-9, 2017 A short work trip and first time in the Philippines for us both. Caroline got to catch up with a friend and Stephen got to work. Did a little exploring to get a feel for the place. I think we will be back.          

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