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PEI and Bus Pie

PEI and Bus Pie

An exhaust leak that Jason had tried to fix with inferior parts earlier in the week didn’t hold, and we were in desperate need of a muffler seal fix. The sputtering was getting pretty loud. Jason had done some Facebook searching and was able to connect with Mark...
Bay of FUNdy

Bay of FUNdy

A little more than a week ago we made a plan to meet up with fellow traveling families, Adv-o-DnA and Mali Mish. We’d met both last year on our travels to Alaska and were looking forward to catching up with them since we decided to head North instead of South...
The Rockie Route

The Rockie Route

A couple of coffees, a six pack or a bottle of red! This is a long one! I’m blaming it on a lack of sufficient internet… Moab! Favoured destination of the rock crawling 4×4 community along with every other type of powered ATV you can imagine! But this...
Tlaxcala

Tlaxcala

We managed to escape the irresistible gravitational pull of Santa María del Tule. Well. Sort of escape. The break for freedom wasn’t off to a good start. Packing the 4Runner and drying out the tent. When we arrived at Overlander Oasis we carefully prepared our...
Camping

Camping

The definition of camping would go like”wherever you can sleep uncomfortable” in Latin America, mostly. Generally speaking is “roughing it”, “boondocking” or “bush whacking”. I park the van, I’m home, OK it’s...
Grand Manan

Grand Manan

We spent 3 days exploring the island and camping on the coasts. The island is quiet – really quiet. Tea time seems to be a major event in most towns. The Eastern side is more open and has sand beaches and a Provencial Park. It’s the more populated area and...
Loonies and Toonies

Loonies and Toonies

While in Maine, we finally cracked open our guidebook for Canada. Still, we had to hit the final Junior Ranger badge in the U.S. at St. Croix before crossing over. This might be the least-visited National Historic Site in the U.S. and possibly the most thorough ranger...
Canadá pa’l Norte

Canadá pa’l Norte

For the English version see below Canadá es un país que teníamos muchas ganas de conocer. Sin haber visto demasiadas fotos ya nos imaginábamos cómo podía ser: montañas gigantes, millones de pinos y lagos por doquier. No nos equivocamos. La naturaleza de este gran país...
The Ties that Bind

The Ties that Bind

We miss our people, our tribe. Especially now, during in what is low season in central Mexico (although why that is I am baffled), among empty campgrounds, we are missing those we love. With no new overlanders to connect with, our thoughts turn, even more, to friends...
Antigua part 1

Antigua part 1

Hello Antigua, Guatemala home of Laurel Baker!  Eight years ago Laurel/Lori left Chicago to “visit” Costa Rica for awhile.  She made her way north eventually landing in Antigua, Guatemala and has been there ever since.  Eight years ago I promised my great...
TELEGRAPH CREEK

TELEGRAPH CREEK

Why are we drawn along some roads and not others, especially this one,  a 112 kilometre dirt track petering out at an abandoned town, beside a fast, broad river running out of the Stikine Ranges? The writer Edward Hoagland came to Telegraph Creek in 1966, more or less...
On to Guatemala, it only took 4 months

On to Guatemala, it only took 4 months

We took a two hour drive from San Cristobal to get to the chaotic insane small border of Guatemala, after spending four months in Mexico.  The border town was wacky and swamped with vendors leaving us barely enough room to squeeze The Globe Trol through.  It it two...
Seeking Silence

Seeking Silence

Lesson learned. Do not, and I repeat, do not, rent an apartment prior to arriving in town. Our three months in Puerto Vallarta was wonderful.. until it wasn’t. So much of our time was great; We got a lot of work done, writing for me and the launch of Jim’s...
Our Last Bit of Mexico, Chiapas

Our Last Bit of Mexico, Chiapas

  We left the insanely hot beach of Oaxaca, Mexico and headed straight for the Aguacero Waterfall in Chiapas.  It’s 742 steps down in 98 degree weather to a creek bed.  We walked through and across the creek bed and looked up at a breathtaking waterfall....
You

You

You know I’m really not the “7 best things to do in Ecuador” type of blogger. There are lots of small stories coming along while traveling. Today was no exception. I flip flopped the idea to write or not about some things, but it happened while...