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Picking a Truck for our XPCamper

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Once you’ve decided on a truck camper, rooftop tent, or just a normal tent, the next step is to go out and pick a vehicle.  This was a pretty daunting task for us as we knew nothing about trucks.  I…

Budget: Mexico & Central America

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Budget: Panama

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The Darien Gap: A Tale of Two Ports

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Shipping Across the Darien Gap When we started planning on driving the Pan-Am Highway, shipping across the Darien Gap was the most daunting obstacle.  Now that we have made it through the gauntlet, I wanted to share our experience and understanding…

TRIP 3 – Preparation

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Trip 3: Preparation Well, here we go again… preparing the next trip ! Actually I am very late with the preparation and with the post as well… in fact I will leave tonight from Paris to go back to Harare and…

Budget: Costa Rica

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Underway…

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My container with my car is finally underway to Curaçao. The ship that initially had to transport my container was sold and did not leave the harbor of Colon, Panama so it took at least a week extra. The other…

Entering Mexico with your foreign vehicle

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Guide to entering Mexico with your foreign vehicle Summary of process Buy Mexican Insurance Purchase Tourist Card Obtain Temporary Import Approval (if Required) *A carnet is not required to enter Mexico   Mexico Insurance There are many insurance companies online…

Temporarily importing and driving your foreign vehicle in the USA

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Guide to temporarily importing and driving your foreign vehicle in the USA  *Please note this guide relates to foreign vehicles shipped into the USA Summary of process: Obtain EPA approval prior to Shipping Complete all documentation and forms The rules: US Border…

Project II: Install a Roof Top Tent (RTT)

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Roof rack… check. Roof top tent… check. …that’s everything, time to put them together! We had seen CVT’s (Cascadia Vehicle Tents ) tent display previously at the Overland Expo in Arizona and had decided on this brand for a couple…

Budget: Nicaragua

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Project III: Install a power inverter

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At this stage, the number appliances requiring charging in our technological arsenal has become somewhat of an issue. So rather than visiting coffee shops and public libraries carrying arm loads of laptops, phones and camera chargers—we decided a power inverter…

Cartagena – car shipping

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This morning I concluded with the very professional shipping agency; Enlace Caribe, the shipment of my car, back to Bonaire. Señor Luis Ernesto la Rota and his partner Sonia had the process down to a very effective one week loading…

Budget: Honduras

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Overland Expo 2014

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The main reason we stopped for 10 days in Arizona was so that we could drive up to Flagstaff to attend Overland Expo 2014. For those who haven’t heard of Overland Expo (we hadn’t until we started planning this trip).…

Introducing our new ride

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Brodie is back in the UK. We are in the UAE. So what is happening with Kapp2Cape now? We continue exploring, of course! All good explorers must have a trusted vehicle to take them where they would like to go…

Find Other Overlanders

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Overland Travel Places Select CategoryAfrica  (1,466)Central Africa  (21)Cameroon  (12)Equatorial Guinea  (1)Gabon  (10)East Africa  (680)Eritrea  (1)Ethiopia  (89)Kenya  (129)Malawi  (104)Mozambique  (57)Rwanda  (19)Somalia  (1)Tanzania  (130)Uganda  (46)Zambia  (79)Zimbabwe  (52)North Africa  (229)Egypt  (79)Libya  (6)Morocco  (93)South Sudan  (1)Sudan  (42)Tunisia  (11)Western Sahara  (7)Southern Africa  (395)Botswana  (70)Lesotho  (5)Namibia  (134)South Africa  (170)Swaziland  (3)West Africa  (64)Benin  (7)Burkina Faso  (2)Cote d’Ivoire  (3)Gambia  (7)Ghana  (7)Guinea  (3)Guinea-Bissau  (3)Liberia  (2)Mali  (4)Mauritania  (2)Nigeria  (6)Senegal  (10)Sierra Leone  (2)Togo  (7)Americas  (3,250)Antarctica  (14)Caribbean  (18)Dominican Republic  (1)Jamaica  (1)Turks and Caicos Islands  (15)Central America  (649)Belize  (93)Costa Rica  (124)El Salvador  (72)Guatemala  (168)Honduras  (60)Nicaragua  (93)Panama  (98)North America  (1,319)Alaska  (25)Canada  (130)Mexico  (639)USA  (482)South America  (1,291)Argentina  (266)Bolivia  (123)Brazil  (44)Chile  (205)Colombia  (201)Ecuador  (189)Falkland Islands (Malvinas)  (1)Guyana  (3)Paraguay  (10)Peru  (223)Suriname  (1)Uruguay  (18)Venezuela  (22)Asia  (656)Central Asia  (55)Kazakhstan  (6)Kyrgyzstan  (8)Tajikistan  (13)Turkmenistan  (5)Uzbekistan  (22)East Asia  (41)China  (14)Mongolia  (26)South Korea  (1)South Asia  (145)India  (96)Nepal  (28)Pakistan  (24)South East Asia  (252)Cambodia  (33)Indonesia  (75)Laos  (43)Malaysia  (39)Myanmar  (4)Singapore  (9)Thailand  (57)Timor Leste  (3)Vietnam  (9)West Asia  (173)Afghanistan  (3)Azerbaijan  (6)Georgia  (10)Iran  (41)Iraq  (2)Israel  (9)Jordan  (15)Lebanon  (2)Oman  (10)Saudi Arabia  (3)Syria  (6)Turkey  (63)United Arab Emirates  (9)Europe  (425)Eastern Europe  (55)Belarus  (2)Czech…

Voukefalas Tool Kit

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I have always had in mind that a tool kit is useful to carry.Most important though in our case is to carry tools that you actually know how to use them. In my case my kit is minimal and is…

Our First Aid Kit

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1/6/2014 Still on the preparation mode we have put together a basic first aid kit.From my experience this would grow with the addition of local medicine that will be more effective in specific cases.So we stay minimal but not unprepared…

Budget: Guatemala

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Camping equipment

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Overland Roof top tend ( Qty 1 ) Sleeping bag (-10oC to -5oC) ( Qty 2 ) Inside the sleeping bag fleece ( Qty 1 double ) Bedsheets & Pillow Cases  ( Qty 2 ) Stove Coleman / Parts gaz…

Visa Planning

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I have  collected some info on our visas for this trip.After research ,I have created a spreadsheet  that you can download bellow under   VISAS Note that this is e simple reference and not something you can depend on as things…