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Our next adventure is awaiting you: for the second time PETplanet will travel throughout the USA and parts of Canada.

In cooperation with the world's biggest plastics show in North America, the NPE in Orlando (May 7-11, 2018), we will set off again for an extensive tour throughout the PET industry of the American continent.

Starting in March 2018, we will be exploring the USA and Canada. During the tour we will be visiting PET supply companies, bottle producers, bottle fillers, labellers and recyclers on site in their factories for wide-ranging interviews and discussions. In May we will stop by at the NPE showcasing the vehicle plus our first visit results so far before heading off towards the north-east and the returning back to the west coast. In August 2018 we will finally complete the round trip.

Get ready to join us in this dynamic specialist reporting adventure which is absolutely unique in the PET sector!

April 20, 2018 | Los Angeles - Phoenix

Who would have believed it: after two weeks of cold, snow and rain, the first sunshine. The journey from the west coast over the Rockies towards Phoenix is hard going despite the good weather. Through the valleys the wind lashes the RV, with its rigid axle, so violently that it bounces up and down like a football, and rocks uncontrollably from side to side. So it's time to step off the gas again and proceed at walking pace over the mountains. These are the desert regions of California. I have indulged myself in a tourist stop at "Pioneer Town" an old cowboy movie set, where there are screenings of some of the old westerns, and it also boasts an excellent restaurant. Highly recommended. ... [ Read more ]

April 13, 2018 | San Francisco - Los Angeles

The two big cities are a challenge for RV owners. Overnight parking is practically impossible, and parking generally is difficult. Having arrived in San Francisco, I stood above the Golden Gate Bridge on the first night admiring the fantastic view of bridge and city. I did the typical tourist trip to Alcatraz. It's easy to understand how the prisoners lived here, locked in for what must have seemed an eternity overlooking the vibrant San Francisco just across the bay. ... [ Read more ]

April 6, 2018 | Seattle - San Francisco

The first part of the tour takes us from Seattle down the west coast to Phoenix. Tour manager Kay has allowed me three weeks for this stretch. The Editourmobil livery should have been carried out at the rental shop. But, as the saying goes, if you want something done, do it yourself. It took two days to get all the sponsor logos and graphics done. With infinite patience, the technician applied the film, wrinkle-free, around each flap and window frame. A well-deserved gratuity was certainly coming his way. In the two days I had more than enough opportunity to fit out the camper. It was good exercise as well. A stroll round the aisles of the local Wal Mart provided us with some missing kitchen utensils, a selection of games (especially Jenga, Uno and Yahtzee) and some decent steaks and beer for the fridge. ... [ Read more ]