To Tierra del Fuego and Beyond

Names: Gerry and Sharon Channer
Home Town: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Road trip destination: Ottawa, Canada to Tierra del Fuego, Chile and back again

Vehicle: 1987 VW Camper Van
Van Nickname: DC3
Garage used to service van before and after trip: Van Cafe, Santa Cruz, California

Date left home: January 20, 2004
Date reached Ushuaia, Argentina, the southern most city in the world: April 2005
Date arrived back home: July 2007
Time on the road: 3 years, 5 months

Cost of crossing the Darien Gap: It cost US$250, plus $105 for agents fees, to ship the van with NYK from Purto Caldera, costa Rica to Esmeraldas, Ecuador. It cost US$760 plus $52 airport tax (for two people) to fly from San Jose, Costa Rica to Quito, Ecuador.

Number of view on travel blog: 222,393 (As of November 9, 2008)
Blog recognition: Named TravelPod 2006 Member of the Year Award

Gerry and Sharon's Travel Blog: www.travelpod.com