Exit Glacier, Alaska
We are taking a sabbatical to explore the Americas overland with our expedition truck.

We started in Romania, crossed Europe to Belgium where we shipped the truck to Halifax, Canada. From there we headed west towards Alaska, reaching Prudhoe Bay and the Arctic Ocean. Now we are driving south towards Terra del Fuego, at the tip of South America.

The trip has been an eye opener so far, with a lot of good, but also challenging situations. It’s easier than you think and more rewarding than you expect. We learned to embrace life on the road, to live with less, to enjoy simple things, the nature and the people we meet. Above all we are learning more about ourselves and about each other, developing as a couple and better human beings.

Here you will find more about the expedition, why we chose to overland this route and what we experience on the road.

We hope you enjoy!


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How it happened

Costa Rica

After an exhausting marathon crossing in three days El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua we entered Costa Rica. We felt sheltered and rescued when at only 20km from the border we found a perfect campground to rest. We stayed only few days there as we thought the best was about to come: the reputable beaches and…

El Salvador-Honduras-Nicaragua

After spending a great time in Guatemala where we had the confirmation of my pregnancy, we soon realized we did not have a lot of time left to complete our journey to the “Fin del Mundo”, Argentina. We had to make a few tough choices. One of them was to push through Central America at…


We were in the heart of Central America halfway through our journey. By this time, we had crossed Canada, USA, Mexico and Belize in approximatively 8 months. We had planned to complete our journey in 12, so we had left just 4 months to reach the southern point of South America. How the heck would…


“Don’t go there! It’s very dangerous!” View to the Caribbean Sea from Placencia, Belize That is what we have been told before entering Belize. Some down south neighbor danger syndrome?  We have been told the same by the Americans before entering Mexico, and it was not that bad at all. We had a great time…

Quintana Roo, Mexico

We had been cruising Mexico for three months when we reached Quintana Roo, a Mexican state known for its turquoise waters and the famous resorts of Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum. We thought this region, the Riviera Maya, would be the apex of our journey in Mexico. Lake Bacalar, Mexico JP’s cousin, Dudu would…


We expected Yucatan state to be a quick stopover in our traveling agenda. Our focus was to get to Cancun in Quintana Roo where we would be meeting Dudu, JP’s cousin from Brazil. Our plan was to spend a week together discovering the popular Riviera Maya, with its Cancun, Tulum and Playa del Carmen world…