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


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…

Chiapas, Mexico

It was difficult to leave Zipolite and Oaxaca yet it was time to continue our journey in Mexico towards San Cristobal de las Casas, a picturesque colonial town next to an important Maya archeological site called Palenque. San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas We left behind a relaxing beach scene to venture up in the…

Oaxaca Region

Leaving Mexico City behind we continued our journey towards Oaxaca! We were so excited to discover further the interior of Mexico and its fascinating indigenous culture and heritage. Pre-Colombian populations such as the Zapotecs and Mixtecos survived even after the arrival of the Spaniards due to the rugged and isolated terrain of Oaxaca, many managing…