Names: Robin and Raenelle
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date started: July 19, 2008
Date returned home: January 2009. It was 6 months nearly to the day.
Destination: Vancouver to Argentina. Previously we had done separate road trips to the Baja in Mexico and to Central America.
Vehicle: A completely rebuilt Cruiser made of aluminum that we did on our own over a two year period ending in 2002.
Top 3 campsites:
1) Anywhere in Patagonia, Argentina.
2) Northern Peru on the coast - beautiful pacific ocean beaches.
3) Along the Sea of Cortez on the Baja Peninsula
Preferred guidebook(s): We use Lonely Planet, though we're not the guidebook type travellers. The most useful bit of information we get out of a guidebook are the little city maps that help us get our bearings once we're in a populated centre. It's also interesting to read a bit on the history and culture sections, but only if you spend the time talking to the actual countrymen for their version. For us, true history is no where near as important (or interesting) as percieved history.
Top 2 travel gadgets/devices: Hard to say. The compact single shot espresso maker was pretty nice to have. continue reading... »