Roadtrippers

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New Cruiser: Expedition from Vancouver to South America


Names: Robin and Raenelle
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Date started: July 19, 2008
Date returned home: January 2009. It was 6 months nearly to the day.

Destination: Vancouver to Argentina. Previously we had done separate road trips to the Baja in Mexico and to Central America.

Vehicle: A completely rebuilt Cruiser made of aluminum that we did on our own over a two year period ending in 2002.

Top 3 campsites:

1) Anywhere in Patagonia, Argentina.
2) Northern Peru on the coast - beautiful pacific ocean beaches.
3) Along the Sea of Cortez on the Baja Peninsula

Preferred guidebook(s): We use Lonely Planet, though we're not the guidebook type travellers. The most useful bit of information we get out of a guidebook are the little city maps that help us get our bearings once we're in a populated centre. It's also interesting to read a bit on the history and culture sections, but only if you spend the time talking to the actual countrymen for their version. For us, true history is no where near as important (or interesting) as percieved history.

Top 2 travel gadgets/devices: Hard to say. The compact single shot espresso maker was pretty nice to have.  continue reading... »

Surfari Collin in Central America

Names: Brad and Jana Collin
Hometowns: Los Angeles, California

Road trip destination: Los Angles to Panama

Date left home: March 6, 2008

Date trip ended: No end date really. We flew back home for the holidays but are returning to Costa Rica in March to landscape our new property and house sit another property for the rest of the year.

Key road trip activity: Surfing twice a day everyday. Eat, surf, sleep, eat, surf, sleep.  continue reading... »

Road Trip From Montreal to Mexico is Online


Name: Michael Maheux
Hometown: Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada

Road trip destination: Thetford Mines, Quebec to Bahias de Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico, and back home again.

But in 2006-2007, I roadtripped in Mexico to Sonora to Chiapas to Quintana Roo to the Yucatan...  continue reading... »

Not All Who Wander Across North America Are Lost

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... »

"Africa By 2WD Drive" Team First Does The Americas


Names: Hayden Carlyon and Alexandre Matos
Hometowns: Oamaru, New Zealand and Puerto Alegre, Brazil, respectively

Road trip destination: Austin, Texas to Argentina

Date left home: October 21, 2007
Date arrived in Argentina: March 10, 2008

Vehicle: 1995 Honda Accord

Purpose/motivation for the trip: The Adventure; traveling by car allows you to be free and travel like a local; wanting to just hit the road and keep on driving; and drive Alex back to his home town in Brazil.  continue reading... »