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 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…

Mexico City

Mexico City exceeded our expectations with its pre-Columbian heritage, pyramids, temples, numerous museums, local art and its authentic and delicious culinary scene! Aztec Warriors Whilst we were initially skeptical, anticipating many challenges transiting through the huge capital, we were impressed with its infrastructure, the overall feeling of safety and the kindness of the mexiqueños. For…

Baja California, Mexico

Since we started planning our expedition we thought Mexico would be the apex of our adventure. It was our first time in the country and we were so curious to discover all it has to offer, from the white sand beaches and snorkeling with manta rays and whale sharks, to learning about the Mayas and…

San Diego

San Diego was our last destination in USA and the gate to the next adventure: Mexico. We were melancholic about finishing our USA expedition after two months exploring gorgeous national parks and meeting so many wonderful and inspiring people; however, we were also excited to reach Mexico! We looked forward to its unique culture, exotic…