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South America Campsite Log

  We have compiled several camping logs from other travelers and we are posting it to get some beta from potential users and share this compiled document.  Keep in mind, this is a work in progress and we still have a lot to do, but so far here is the list for...
Questions from Kindergarteners

Questions from Kindergarteners

A while back, we were approached by a friend who teaches Kindergarten.  He told his students about our journey and they were very curious about the fine details.  He sent us this list of questions, and it was so much fun to think about our responses to a group of 5-6...
365 Days On The Road!

365 Days On The Road!

Remember when we used to write a blog?  Oh you forgot about our blog. That’s cool, so did we… Well much has happened since Guatemala and our last blog post. As a matter of fact, we’ve officially been on the road for over 365 days now. Yep,...
Volcano climbs and eruptions

Volcano climbs and eruptions

After our last wedding guests left town we still had some time to kill while the 4Runner was getting some surgery.  We met a couple of fun German backpackers, Fabian and Puck, while hostel-hopping and they had convinced us to tag-along on a day-trip to climb Volcan...
Fellow Travelers

Fellow Travelers

Once we started searching, it was amazing how many similar stories we discovered online.  We're obviously not the only folks who decided it would be fun to drive the Americas… We have found so much inspiration through their stories. Facing their fears and...
Our Wedding Day

Our Wedding Day

We’re married! Even though we had been engaged for a year, we didn’t actually decide where our wedding was going to be until about three months before the actual event.  After seeing photographs of Lake Atitlan and getting confirmation from several other...
Guanajuato Fred

Guanajuato Fred

Chances are, if you’ve spent any amount of time in Guanajuato, Mexico you’ve probably met our dear friend Fred.  You may not have realized it, and you probably don’t even remember it, but I’m willing to bet you’ve bumped into...
First Taste of the Mainland

First Taste of the Mainland

We arrived in Mazatlan early the next morning and spent about half a day exploring the city before heading south to San Blas, Nayarit.  It was nice to finally make it to mainland Mexico and switch from desert to lush coastline. San Blas was one of Brenton’s...
Heading to the Mainland

Heading to the Mainland

Maybe it’ll be my job (Shannon) to bring the audience up to speed when we’ve had a lack of blog writing.  It’s been a while so I’ll have to thumb through some pictures and journal entries to remember it all. Fellow travelers mentioned that when...
Mexico Campsites

Mexico Campsites

Rooftop camping on top of a hostel We have published a Google map showing all of our campsites to date.  We will try to keep it updated as we continue.  Please feel free to use the information, but don’t forget to credit the source.  Many of these campsites can...
Gettin’ Raw On Baja

Gettin’ Raw On Baja

After getting our fix of sand and sun, we decided our best bet for avoiding the Semana Santa crowds was to head inland.  We’d heard really good things about Loreto and it sounded right up our alley. While trying to find a place to camp we got lost for a minute,...
Bay of Conception?

Bay of Conception?

“Grade to Hell” On our way to Mulegé, we passed thru Santa Rosalia which has a unique history.  This place is very different from any other town you might see in Baja, thanks to a French company that built a copper mine in the 1800’s.  Many of the...
San Ignacio, Baja Sur

San Ignacio, Baja Sur

After relaxing in Laguna Ojo de Liebre for a couple days we headed inland through Southern Baja.  As the sun was quickly dropping beyond the horizon, we rounded a bend and approached the charming small town of San Ignacio.  A welcome sight on a desolate drive, San...
Shifting gears in Baja Sur

Shifting gears in Baja Sur

After 6 kilometers of slow paced driving across vast salt flats and hard-packed, corrugated sand roads, we finally reach Laguna Ojo de Liebre.  We idle up to the kiosk and pay the security guard 65 pesos ($5 US dollars) for our entrance fee, as Shannon mutters...
What about Shady???

What about Shady???

You might be asking at this point what happened to our dog.  Well we did not quarter her into lean tacos and she has thankfully not yet succumbed to a tennis ball-induced heart-attack (not that we know of at least).  As you may have guessed, we have decided to leave...
Shannon’s Two Cents

Shannon’s Two Cents

Brenton is usually the one writing the blog updates, and that's fine with me, but I figure every now and then I'll throw in my two cents and let you know what I'm thinking about this epic adventure of ours.  Our drive down the Pacific Coast was beautiful. ...
The Last Straw

The Last Straw

  How we’ve been feeling lately Technically we were on the road, but we still felt completely unorganized and overpacked.  Thankfully, my brother cleared out his garage for us.  Finally ANOTHER chance to re-organize, de-clutter, do some work and get rid of...
Wrong turn at Albuquerque

Wrong turn at Albuquerque

Finally hitting the road, we decided to make a drastic detour.  Due to the unexpected arrival of Brenton’s sister back to the US and the fact that his best friend, Jordan, was getting married in one week, we decided to drive 2,000 miles north to the beautiful...