The Trip

Monica & I are planning to drive from our home in Phoenix, AZ, south on the PanAmerican highway through Central and South America, in an expedition built Landcruiser.  Our hopes are to arrive at the end of the road at Ushuaia, Argentina mid 2013. Following the Pan-American Highway for most of the trip, we hope to be near a Mayan Ruin on 12-21-12 for an "end of the world" party. We also hope to meet up with some in progress trips that we have been following on expeditionportal.com or any other overlanders.

Please check back as we plan more...

Tentative Itinerary (in progress):  Please help us pick destinations to see by commenting below.

    • Country - (Power, Currency, Car insurance req'd Y/N, Language, Advanced Visa )
    • Canada, August 2012 -  (  )
    • Alaska, August/September 2012 - (  )
    • Canada, September 2012
    • Cleveland, OH - October 20, 2012 for my best friend’s wedding (USD, Y, German, N)
    • Phoenix, AZ November 2012 to get the car serviced
    • Mexico – December 2012 (110V, Pesos, Y, Spanish, N)
      • Baja
        • Mike's Sky Ranch
        • Mulege - fish taco's anyone?
        • La Paz - we have family there
        • Cabo - we have family there
      • Pacific Coast & Central
      • Yucatan
        • Playa del Carmen
        • Tulum
        • Chetumal
        • Palenque
        • Agua Azul
        • San Cristobal

    • Belize – December, January 2013(110V, Belize dollar = 1/2 USD, , English, N)
      • SCUBA - Blue Hole
      • Ambergris Caye -  http://www.airviva.com
      • Turneffe Islands
      • Belize City
    • GuatemalaJanuary 2013
      • Antigua
      • Tikal
      • Flores
      • Lake Atitlan
      • Spanish Immersion Program
    • Honduras – January 2013 ( 110V/60Hz, Lempira)
      • SCUBA - Roatan, Utila,
      • Copán Ruins
      • La Ceiba — port city on Caribbean coast with great beaches and daily ferries to the Bay Islands
      • Gracias
      • Cusuco National Park — One of Honduras most exotic destinations, Leaving from San Pedro Sula by a 4x4 trail into the dense cloud forest.
    • El Salvador- January 2013
    • NicaraguaFebruary 2013
    • Costa Rica   - February 2013 (110V,colón(es), ?, Spanish, ?)
      • Bird Watching
        • Monteverde Cloud Forest
        • Tortuguero National Park
        • Santa Rosa National Park
        • Cahuita National Park; the park is on the beach.
        • La Sevla Biological Station in the northern lowlands
        • Helconia Island
        • Corcovado National Park
        • Huedal Nacional Terraba-Sierpe
        • Carara National Park has 400 species of birds.
        • Tárcoles has great river tours highlighting crocodiles.
        • Whale Marine National Park
        • La Amistad National Park
        • Manuel Antonio National Park has three lovely beaches.
      • Beaches
        • Corcovado — the main beach on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, with black sand beaches fronted by the thick Costa Rican tropical rainforest
        • Dominical — big surfing destination with good nightlife scene
        • Jacó — the party beach city right by San José, a surfer's paradise full of nightlife and casinos
        • Montezuma — the bohemian option, on the Nicoya Peninsula, (known as "monte fuma" by the locals)
        • Playa Grande — this tranquil white sand beach is home to the largest nesting site for the leatherback sea turtle on the Pacific coast, as well as, one of the best surfing waves in the Guanacaste Province
        • Tamarindo — the upscale option, with beautiful beaches complemented by boutique shopping and high class dining
        • Tortuguero — the Caribbean side's most famous beach, which caters to eco-tourists looking to explore the rainforest and spot some manatees
    • PanamaFebruary 2013
      • Panama City and the Canal
      • Bocas Del Toro
      • Colón
      • Shipping or Ferry
    • EcuadorMarch 2013
    • PeruMarch 2013
      • Northern Peru
        • Piura
        • Chiclayo
        • Pedro Ruiz
        • Kuelap
        • Celendin
        • Trujillo 
§         Central Peru
        • Puerto Inca
        • Lima
        • Machu Pichu
o        ChileApril 2013
§         Easter Island
    • BoliviaApril 2013
      • "Death Road"
    • ArgentinaMay 2013
      • Ushuaia
      • Trevelin
      • Mendoza
    • Uraguay – June 2013
      • Punta del Este
      • Piriapolis
    • ParaguayJune 2013
    •  Ship home or carry on... July 2013