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The Global Convoy - Travelling The Globe In Scrapheap Cars

May 21, 2018

  We recently met up with Max White, founder of the Global Convoy: a movement of like-minded travellers driving around the globe in cars bought from a scrapheap, picking up other wanderers and creating unforgettable memories along the way. Read on to hear about all his crazy adventures, including being shot at in the mountains of Guatemala and his top tips when exploring new countries!   BLOCKHEAD: So how did The Global Convoy start? Max: Having completed the Mongol Rally, I simply hadn’t had enough and was keen to do something more. One thing I knew was that if you want to achieve something...

Chapter 1: Into the wild and across the border

August 09, 2017

BLOCKHEAD! I write this from Ryazan - Russia. All going as well as could be expected for three hugely unprepared fellas. We bombed the first leg of the journey through Western Europe, camping in a forest no more than three metres off the main road in Germany. Second night we hit up a forest in central Poland and decided to call that home for the night... as did a load of wild dogs unfortunately that continued to growl, fight and bark throughout the night, easy sleep there!  We then made our way up to Vilnius in Lithuania for a couple...

Delve into the world of Street Luge

August 09, 2017

Travelling around the World on a skateboard tearing down hills at over 100kmph. Sounds pretty normal right? BLOCKHEAD caught up with one of the very few woman’s Street Luge Racers in-between work, studying and living life in the fast lane. Tell us about yourself? What do you do? Well, I suppose I should start with my name. It's Jennifer Butler, but I like to go by Jenn. I'm 22, I used to live in San Jose, California, but I moved down to Southern California for school. Currently, I work at a pizza shop across the street. Very glamorous, I know,...

This is the story of Two Aussie's and an Englishman

August 09, 2017

This is the story of an Englishman, two Aussies, a beat-up car, a couple of visas and an eagerness for the unrevealed. Please read on if this seems a bit out of the ordinary. In this series of unconventional events Tom, Luke and Mark embark on a road trip East in a battered car with nothing but a list of countries and a few visas.  This unplanned road trip to Russia and through Kazakhstan, Uzbekista, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan tests the waters in a first-hand experience as they meet random people and have crazy adventures as they bounce and bribe their...