Roadtrippers

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Drive to South America


Name: Elliott Kim
Home Town: Los Angeles, California, United States
Age at time of trip: 23

Road trip destination: Los Angeles, California to Ushuaia, Argentina

Vehicle: 1980 Mercedes Benz 300SD Turbo Diesel

Date left home: June 1, 2007
Date arrived in Ushuaia, Argentina: August 14, 2007

Motivation for taking the trip: I didn't want to be just another college graduate that backpacked through Europe. I wanted to set a goal that I thought was reachable but also hard enough that most would consider it to be otherwise. I wanted to do something that very few had ever done, and see some cool sights along the way. Basically, I wanted to something different.  continue reading... »

The Trans-Americas Journey


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... »

A Long Drive from Inuvik to South America


Names: Shreesh and Neena Taskar
Home Town: San Franciso, California, United States

Road trip destination: Inuvik, Canada to Puerto Toro, Chile. In other words, “As far North as One can Drive to As far South”

Vehicle: Toyota FJ Cruiser

Date left home: October 20, 2007
Anticipated return date: February 2009
Date started planning trip: 18 months before we left

Worst Stretch of road: Going up Volcan Purace in Colombia

Camping or hotels: Mostly hotels

Average living expenses per day on road trip: About $200 (USD). Includes expenses back home like storage and health insurance.  continue reading... »

Go Panamerican to South America


Names: Dovile Januskeviciute ("Dovi") and Zilvinas Kilda ("Zee")
Home Town: Kaunas, Lithuania

Road trip destination: Newport Beach, California to Tierra del Fuego, Chile

Vehicle: 1996 Nissan Pathfinder XE
Kilometers driven: 43,515

Date left home: February 8, 2006
End Date: September 29, 2006
Days on the road: 215

Average living expenses per day on road trip: $50 (for 2 people)

Worst border crossing: No horror stories in this area. Borders in Central America a bit less civilised, there are annoying border guides and you have to watch your stuff, but all the experiences were pretty good.  continue reading... »

Travesia Panamericana


Names: Barbara and Cris Torlasco, and dog Chance
Home Town: Eugene, Oregon, United States

Road trip destination: Eugene, Oregon to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Vehicle: 1982 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Diesel ("Guapo")

Date left home: April 8, 2002
Date arrived in Buenos Aires: August 7, 2002

Months on the road: 4  continue reading... »