Names: Marc Kramer and Eliana Ardila
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Road trip destination: Miami, Florida, to Alaska and back again.
Date started: June 4, 2008.
Anticipated end date: Around Feb 4, 2009.
Months on the road and ground covered: A total of 8 months on the road, somewhere around 25,000 miles of driving, 25 U.S. states, 3 Canadian provinces, and a small taste of Mexico. continue reading... »
Names: Pat and Ali Schulte
Home Town: St. Paul, Minnesota
Road trip destination: It looks like this trip will take us from Alaska to as far south as Argentina. From South America probably on to Europe, across Russia, and back to North America.
Date left home: June 26, 2008
Time line for returning home: Time line revolves solely around warm weather.
Vehicle:1958 Volkswagen Panelvan
Place bought the van and custom work done on it: We bought the bus in Canada and had it restored in Seattle. Inside it we built a camper style kit, with a fold down bed, a refrigerator, a sink, and plenty of storage. But on the outside it is really just a fairly standard 1958 VW Bus. continue reading... »
The most eco-friendly way to road trip is...on a bike.
And bicycles are the transportation of choice for the Vogel family from Boise, Idaho who intend to spend the next two and half years cycling from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina.
John, Nancy and 10-year old twins, Davy and Daryl left home on June 8, 2008 on two single bikes and one tandem. continue reading... »
Names: Karen Catchpole and Eric Mohl
Home Town: New York City, New York, United States
Road trip destination: United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America
Date left home: April 2006
Anticipated Length of Trip: 3 or 4 years
Anticipated date of entry into Mexico to start driving south: November 2008
Miles driven to date: Almost 85,000
Money spent on gas so far: $18,900 USD continue reading... »
If you are interested in roadtrippin through the backroads of BC, the Yukon and Alaska, but don't own a camper van, then Travel BC Van Rentals & Sales may be the place for you.
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, the company has a fleet of 15 (give or take) older model vans for rent, each equipped with all the necessary camping equipment including dishes, a stove, ice box and bedding. Some vans also have built-in fridges and sinks.
And unlike conventional rental car companies, Travel BC encourages its customers to drive the vans on back roads to far flung places, like the Arctic Circle via the notoriously rugged Dempster Highway. continue reading... »
If our travels through Mexico and Central America was the 12 course meal, than our tour of the Yukon and Alaska was the decadent dessert.
We will be adding entries to our Road Trip Journal in the near future.