Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
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

Handsome Dog on Rocky Beach

Yesterday we shared our best 10 moments from our first year as Vangabonds, and so today we think it’s only fair to fess up about the worst 10 as well. Except we couldn’t think of 10 moments that were all that deserving. We stretched ourselves, but 9 will have to do. As we devised this … Read more

Badlands at Sunrise

For the last year we have opened our lives to the people, environments, customs, and experiences of a range of different places within North and Central America. These various aspects of the locations we’ve temporarily called home have gifted us with countless incredible memories and extensive mental reminders of our journey thus far. Now, as … Read more

One Year on the Road: A Reflection

September 17th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in About | Celebrations - (16 Comments)
Love-at-first-sight-iversary 2013

In the midst of all of our Darien Gap adventures, we failed to mention or celebrate a pretty meaningful milestone in our life – our one year travelversary. You know, a travelversary. It’s like an anniversary, except with travel. We flew from Panama to Colombia on the eve of our travelversary and woke up for … 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