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In 2017 we decided to change our busy lifestyles for a self-development adventure that would mark us forever: we took a sabbatical to travel the Pan-American Highway from Alaska to Argentina overlanding in our expedition truck, Brutus.

The adventure was more rewarding than we expected. We learned to embrace life living simply, being present, appreciating what before we would have taken for granted. We have developed lifetime friendships, experienced a diversity of cultures, witnessed true wildlife encounters and untouched nature. But the best of it, we have reconnected as a couple and conceived our son, Luca, on the way.

On this blog we explain how it all happened, giving you insights and tips about planning and preparation. You will find all about the journey itself and how we resumed our lives after the sabbatical break.

We hope you will find the blog insightful when planning your next lifetime adventure or next “big change”!

Enjoy and Keep On Exploring!


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How it happened

Goodbye Brutus, Montevideo

With our sabbatical coming to an end, time came to say goodbye to Brutus in Montevideo. There we shipped the truck back to Europe where we planed to sell it. JP was heartbroken when he had to let go Brutus in the port’s terminal. There was always a special connection between the two. Throughout one…

Inspired by Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires inspired us with its strong European heritage, Beaux-Arts architecture, delicious cuisine and the fascinating story of Eva Perón. After seven days driving continuously from Ushuaia we made it just in time to meet our Brazilian family. They came to greet us in the capital of Argentina. It was a time to celebrate and…

Impressions at “The End of the World”

When we reached the place famed as the “End of the World” we felt grateful and impressed how arresting Ushuaia looked like. Our quest to explore the American continent from its northernmost point in North America to the southernmost one in South America approached its culmination. It was time to celebrate and reflect on all…

Overlanding Route 40 Patagonia

After our short stop over in Chile, we were back on Route 40 in Argentina cruising Patagonia towards the “End of the World”. We were less than 2000km from the finish line of our expedition when the cabin door of our truck deep-froze due to the ice cold temperatures in Esquel. Our dream to travel…

Chile Pan American Highway

We crossed into Chile from Mendoza province of Argentina on the Pan American Highway. We were curious to experience the most prosperous country of South America with its bohemian city port of Valparaiso and diverse nature layered on the long and narrow strip of land.  From the very beginning the country impressed us with its…

Argentina’s Wine Region

Reaching Argentina we felt closer and closer to the finish line of our Pan-American journey, the southern most tip of the continent, Ushuaia. With few weeks left until the end of our lifetime adventure we were nostalgic, but as well animated to encounter a more European culture, an Italian inspired cuisine, wine tasting experiences in…


To visit or not to visit Bolivia? That was my question. Reputable for its unfriendly locals and for its fuel restrictions to foreign vehicles I was doubtful if we should travel through Bolivia on our way towards Argentina. We could chose to follow the Atacama Desert through Chile. JP on the other hand was eager…

Our expedition to Machu Picchu

We were so excited for our expedition to the tremendous archeological site of Machu Picchu. The heart of the Inca civilization in Peru was on our priority list since we started our journey. This much awaited moment coincided with my 20 weeks pre-natal control which had to be done in the city of Cusco. And…

Towards Laguna Parón, Peru

We were excited to reach Peru, to finally visit the tremendous archeological site of Machu Picchu. But before heading to the heart of the Inca civilization we were advised by fellow travelers: “You should not miss Laguna Parón. It's a must do in Peru!”. The lake located at 4,185m height in Cordillera Blanca stands out…