Driving the Americas

This map is not an exact rendering of our trip; we did not make it into Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, for example. Additionally, we may end our journey in Santiago or Buenos Aires, depending on shipping routes or sale options.

We are currently driving the PanAmerican Highway from Alaska to Argentina with our two young children.

In August 2016 we loaded up our Toyota Tundra and Four Wheel Camper and drove from Seattle to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Our kids were ages 2 and 5.

A year later in June 2017 we pointed our truck south from Seattle with Ushuaia, Argentina as our destination. As of this writing (Oct 2017) we are in Panama City, having just loaded our truck aboard a ship bound for Cartagena, Colombia.

-Below are all trip blog posts in chronological order. –

Overlanding the Americas Posts


August 2016

US and Canada

Part 1: 12-Day Itinerary 
Part 2: Seattle, Washington to Fairbanks, Alaska (by way of Canada)
Part 3: Fairbanks to Deadhorse, Alaska
Part 4: Fairbanks to Anchorage, Alaska
Part 5: Family Activities in Anchorage, Alaska


June 2017

United States

The Beginning of a New Adventure
Washington, Oregon, and Northern California – and we’re off!
Southern California – friends, Death Valley, and Lego Land


Baja – Ensenada: beaches, puppies, and an animal sanctuary
Photos from Above – drone photography (haven’t lost it yet!)
Bahia de los Angeles – swimming with whale sharks
Cabo Pulmo – Mexico’s only Pacific aquatic national park
Southern Baja – Sun and sand. And sunburns
Mainland Mexico – crossing the Sea of Cortez without sinking
Teotihuacan – The pyramids outside of Mexico City
CDMX – Parks, traffic, and amazing food in Mexico’s largest city
Basalt Pillars + the Caves of Tolantongo – Cool geologic features and crowded camps
Honest Reflections of the Trip Thus Far
San Miguel de Allende + Nevado de Toluca – PLUS an awesome water park
Acapulco – Lazy days and a turtle hatchery
Puerto Escondido – Surfing mecca and a farm stay
The Crocodile Sanctuary – Ben’s favorite spot in Mexico
San Christobal de las Casas
 – A gorgeous town and excellent food
Trip Budget: Mexico

Central America

Tikal, Guatemala – Mayan ruins and crazy turkeys
Rio Dulce, Guatemala – Ahoy, Matey! Man the castle walls!

Honduras – a quick cross-country trip and a soccer match

Granada, Nicaragua – Volcano experience!
San Jose del Sur, Nicaragua – Beaches and a zip line adventure
Trip Budget: Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua

Playa Samara, Costa Rica – Tropical paradise
The Sea Turtles of Playa Corozalito – nesting sea turtles and a dead armadillo
Monte Verde, Costa Rica – Torrential downpours & butterflies
Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica – Night walks and monkeys
Creepy Crawlies
Cerro de la Muerte & Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica – Rain. Everywhere.

Bocas del Toro, Panama – Family visits at a tropical eco resort
Panama – Land – The critters that call Bocas del Toro home
Panama – Air – The drone is out and damn this place is gorgeous
Panama – Water – Paradise doesn’t get any more perfect
Panama – Underwater – A glimpse below the surface
Panama Canal Zone – cruising the famous canal with giant cargo ships
Shipping Across the Darien Gap – The truck camper goes on a nautical adventure


South America

-Coming Soon-