Crossing the Equator [Video]Catch up with the Van Soyes as they discuss what it’s like to cross the equator and the International Date Line.
Journey to the Four Corners of the EarthWe have now ended our second five day stretch of sea days on the Pacific Ocean. During this time we were, in a sense, sailing through the four corners of the earth.
American Samoa [Video]Catch up with the Van Soyes as they visit a local school, the sliding rocks and a waterfall in American Samoa.
Dravuni Island, Fiji [Video]Catch up with the Van Soyes as they visit a Dravuni Island, Fiji. This tiny island is the home of a small community of 200 people.
Bay of Islands, New Zealand [Video]Catch up with the Van Soyes as they visit the Bay of Islands in North New Zealand. Darren and Sandy spend their time kayaking through a small estuary where they see birds and end at a horseshoe-shaped waterfall.
Passage around New ZealandWe spent three days in three very different areas of New Zealand. In the process our ship made a semi-circumnavigation of the two major islands, North Island and South Island.
Transportation in Sydney [Video]Catch up with the Van Soyes as they review the different forms of public transportation in Sydney, Australia. While visiting Australia’s largest city, they rode trains, trams, ferries and even a monorail!
Tasmania – First ImpressionsThe island of Tasmania is the location of our first trek of our journey. It is home to national parks, world heritage sites and many animals. We were able to visit several locations on the island.
Experience the Overland Track [Video]Watch an overview of the Overland Track, our first trek in our Trekking the Planet expedition. Learn more about the animals and plants from a track ranger.
Farewell, AustraliaOur time in Australia is coming to an end. After traveling through four states on planes, trains, buses and ferries, we are now in the northern section of this vast country, just smaller than the continental United States. The highlight of our time here was a visit to the Great Barrier Reef.
Bonus Video: The Hidden Oil Tunnels of Darwin [Video]In this video, the Van Soyes cover the hidden oil tunnels that were built during WWII to protect Darwin’s oil supply. You will learn more about the the oil tunnels as well as other historic challenges for this fascinating city.
Trekking the Planet: Day 67 Update [Video]Catch up with the Van Soyes as they review their around-the-world trip to date. It is unedited, unrehearsed and unscripted. You might find some of their answers surprising!
Trekking the Planet through our Treks [Video]During our 14 month around-the-world journey, we completed 12 treks in some of the most remote places in the world. While trekking we filmed our experiences and created short videos to summarize our time.