Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
french-quarter-selfie

So, yeah, we do take the occasional selfie. We feel like it’s excusable, owing to the cool locales and absence of duck lips. Here are ten of our favorites. 1. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA – September 9, 2012 2. Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA – September 28, 2012 3. Montreal, Quebec, Canada – … Read more

oregon-beaches

Over the past twelve months and 25,000 miles we have taken some 8,500 pictures. These are some of the best, or at least some of our favorites. Happy viewing! 1. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA – September 6, 2012 2. Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA – September 28, 2012 3. Montreal, Quebec, Canada – … Read more

Efectivo

So you just lost all of your credit cards and driver’s licenses in a foreign country, huh? You must be a beginner. That would only, could only, happen to a virgin traveler. Wait, no, that’s not right. That’s not right at all. As it turns out, even after living on the road for a year, … Read more

Cartagena Canon

We didn’t know a single thing about Cartagena (pronounced: Cart-ah-hay-nah, also called Cartagena de Indias) before the city forced its way onto our route by being the receiving location of our shipped car. Honestly, if the Darien wasn’t a Gap, we probably still wouldn’t. We think that a Colombian acquaintance we had in Raleigh might … Read more

Darien Gap Expenses

Our Darien Gap experiences have occurred (and been written about) in segments, and after completing our crossing we were compelled to calculate the total financial impact of this overlanders’ endeavor. We knew well in advance that the time we spent crossing the Darien was going to call for grossly atypical expenses, making the jump from … Read more

Opening the container at Contecar

So you’ve shipped your car from Panama, made it into Cartagena yourself, and now are ready to go about getting your car out of its container and out of the port (for all of our articles in the Darien Gap series, click here). Somewhat detailed maps of the places you will need to go to … Read more

Colombia Entrance Stamp

We normally (but not this time!) cross borders by land in a CR-V with US passports and our two dogs. We do not carry drugs or weapons or disallowed fruit (usually). These articles are not a definitive guide to crossing borders nor should they be used as a sole source of information. They are our … Read more

Dogs on Palette on Forklift

If you’re just joining us in this series of Darien Gap posts, you can read about what the Darien Gap is here. If you’re driving, check out how to prepare ahead of time here,¬†how to complete the Panamanian side of vehicle shipping here, how to complete the Colombian side of vehicle shipping here, how to … Read more

Getting ready to load

By now you have theoretically decided on a shipping company or agent and set up a date to load your vehicle into its container (read this post for more info on preparation – if you are waaayyy behind, here is an explanation of what the Darien Gap is). What follows is a step by step … Read more

Maya and Olmec share a kennel

If you missed our latest post detailing what exactly the Darien Gap is and why we keep talking about it, be sure to check it out here. For the past year or so we’ve periodically sat down at a computer, done a bit of searching for articles and websites (Drive the Americas is a particularly … Read more