About Us

“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

Lower Antelope Canyon with kids-3457 copy

Here at Terra Trekkers we believe that one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is an appreciation for this magnificent world that we all call home. And we do that through traveling: learning about other cultures, exploring new destinations, seeking out that lonely promontory rising from a vast, untrammeled wilderness.

We believe in turning off the television, grabbing the passports, and setting forth on new adventures, whether its a short road trip to a local farm or a multicity journey in a far-away land.

In 2015 we purchased a Four Wheel Camper shell for our Toyota Tundra and spent a year building it out for our family.

In 2016 we drove from Seattle to Alaska, visiting the Arctic Circle and Deadhorse.

In June 2017 we quit our day jobs in Seattle and pointed our truck camper south – way south. We’re currently driving from the United States to Argentina with our children Ben (6) and Emma (3). Follow along at Overlanding the Americas 2017.

 

Map of our current route.

 

Sonja and Chris
Editors, Terra Trekkers

 

Sonja and Chris have spent ten years exploring the globe together, beginning with a two-month trip to Europe in 2003. Some of their favorite travel destinations include the Okavango Delta of Botswana, the coral atolls of Belize, and the Waitomo Caves of New Zealand.  

Sonja is a former environmental scientist who enjoys scuba diving and hiking. Chris is in the financial management business and spends his free time planning the build-out of their FourWheel Truck Camper.

The family welcomed their son Ben in 2011 and introduced him to travel with an adventure in Peru when he was 20 months old. Their daughter Emma joined the family in early 2014 and is well on her way to racking up some frequent flier miles following trips to Baja, Alaska, and Iceland.

The family lives in Seattle and enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest on the weekends. 

 

Temple of the Moon, Mexico City, July 2017