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The Interactive Route Map is now live!!

The Interactive Route Map is now live!!

For the best part of a year I have been working on a way to create an interactive map that would help bring my journey to life. I wanted a way to combine my actual route map (made from satellite tracking points every 10 minutes on the road for over 6 months and...
Departure

Departure

After several long days of carting boxes and furniture down thirty-one floors, driving them across three cities, and struggling to wedge everything into our storage unit, we are officially out of our apartment and mere hours away from departure. Arranging our exodus...
Route Kampala to Bwindi, Uganda

Route Kampala to Bwindi, Uganda

Here is the route of my trip from Kampala to Jinja, to Bwindi (Gorillas) and back to Kampala (you can move the map around by clicking and holding) Kampala (blue) to Jinja (red) – 50 miles (1.5 hours easy driving) – see my rafting post here Jinja to Bwindi Gorillas...
Route Nairobi to Crash Site, Kenya

Route Nairobi to Crash Site, Kenya

Here is the route of my trip from Nairobi to the crash site (you can move the map around by clicking and holding) Nairobi (blue) to Naivasha (red) – 58 miles (1.5 hours, beautiful escarpment road) – see post here Naivasha to Narok (green) – 80 miles (2 hours good...

Route Mombasa to Nairobi, Kenya

Here is the route of my trip from Mombasa to Nairobi (you can move the map around by clicking and holding) Mombasa (blue) to Diani Beach (red) – 23 miles (1 hour due to Likoni Ferry) – see post here Diani Beach to Tsavo East (green) – 144 miles (5 hours through the...
Exploring Baja California’s Wine Country

Exploring Baja California’s Wine Country

Just a two hour drive from the South Bay there is an incredibly fertile valley that produces some of the finest wines imaginable. Breathtaking views abound at every turn from tall mountains to rolling hills covered with vineyards year round. Wineries of every price...

The Plan, or Lack Thereof

“How do geese know when to fly to the sun?  Who tells them the seasons?  How do we, humans, know when it is time to move on?  As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within, if only we would listen to it, that tells us so certainly when to go...
The Great Game Expedition Begins

The Great Game Expedition Begins

After 20 months of planning and preparing the trip the time has arrived to begin. The final weeks were hectic and stressful just getting to the start line. But I got there with a load of help from my support team, advisers, helpers and friends. It was truly a team...

Less than nine weeks…

The last two months! Getting stressed over the last things that need to be done, but also getting excited over almost leaving. We can see the finish line of the preparation stage and can start to look forward to setting off. I must say that I start to look forward to...
10 weeks…

10 weeks…

In exactly ten weeks from today we will put Panda on a ship to Canada. 10 Days later we will hop on a plane to bring us there. In the mean time we will do our last preparations. Last weekend I prepared one big TO DO list so that we finally have everything in one list...
Weekly update (1) …

Weekly update (1) …

We are now in the last 13 weeks of preparations for our epic road trip. So much is happening every week that I will start writing weekly updates from now on. I got inspired by the blog of Aussie Overlanders, an Australian couple that has the same start date as us, mid...
Roro with dogs?

Roro with dogs?

Now that Panda is almost ready to test her wheels, it is time for us to decide which direction we want to steer her to. We have traveled a lot the past few years, but always with a backpack and public transport. For this trip we do not want to plan too far ahead...