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"Where are they going...?"

Join us on our adventure to South America and see wherever the road takes us. 

March 4, 2018

The following is an account of the events that occurred February 26 through March 1, 2018; when Wayne and myself got our van stuck in the remote highlands of Peru for several days.  It has taken us a few days to reflect, reset and get a settled in a comfortable campsit...

February 16, 2018

Since the last post, a lot has happened, and we have completely fallen in love with Colombia.  I was told it was an amazing country, many people call it their favorite on the whole trip, we still went in skeptical and came out impressed.  The impressive scenery, amazin...

January 8, 2018

Hello from South America and Happy New Year!!!  That's right, we've made it to South America.  I know this may come as a surprise because our blog still says that were somewhere in Mexico, but in reality we are much further south.  Part of our new year resolution is to...

October 20, 2017

Do you remember going to amusement parks as a kid and wishing you didn't have to leave at the end of the day, and all you wanted was to spend the night running around the park?  Well believe it or not, but we found the Parque Cimacuatico aquatic park just outside...

September 26, 2017

Guanajuato is a beautiful hilly city in the mountains of the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. It is full of narrow cobblestone streets, colorful houses, and great museums. All we had to do was get there. On our way, we stopped for the night at a nice free campsite. We use...

September 23, 2017

When it came time for us to leave Barra de Navidad, we knew we wanted to head to the mountains of Mexico, and hopefully find a cooler climate. While we were in Barra, people we met, gave us suggestions of places to go, and things we should see. It turns out everyone wa...

August 19, 2017

Headed south from Sayulita, GPS estimated that it was going to take around 5 hours to drive to Barra de Navidad. The route passes through Puerto Vallarta, a popular vacation destination, and continues south through the mountains away from the coastline, and rejoins a c...

July 25, 2017

Back in May-June 2016, Wayne agreed to work as a bike mechanic for an athlete participating in a bike race, called Race Across America. The race was going to be in June 2017, and while we knew we were looking to make a change in our lives, we had no idea the course we...

July 20, 2017

Once we were across the boarder, and all of our paperwork was in line, our next step was to find a place to stay for the night. We didn't want to have to search too hard for camping the first night out of the country, so we did our research beforehand, and had a pretty...

July 16, 2017

May 22, 2017, Monday:

After some research, we decided it was best to cross into Mexico at a less busy border crossing, on a slower day. Our plan was to drive down mainland Mexico, because we didn't want to have to ship the van on the ferry from the Baja California penin...

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About Us

Hello, we are Katie and Wayne. We met and lived near Lake Tahoe, California. We spent 10 months converting our 2003 GMC Savana AWD into a campervan. Now we're driving the Pan American Highway to the southern-most tip of South America. 


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