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Friends on the Pan American Hi-way

Written by Kobus on November 29, 2011

Going Overland — Paul and Helen have been on the road since 2010, their plan is to circumnavigate the world in a 1994 Landrover.

Dring Dream — Two french cycelists, Marie and Oliver are on the way to Usuahia from Seattle they sarted in 2011.

From A to B — Mark and Sarah drive the beast a Daf 4×4 flatbed truck, they left their jobs in the UK and decided to drive from Alaska to Brazil.

Ben and Eveline con Queso — Are riding around South America on two motorcycles. We met them in Mendoza, it was their 3rd day on the road.

Cape to Cape in search of the Facawis - Chris and Janet are on their way north to Alaska, having already driven from Norway to Cape Town they are still in search of that lost tribe the Facawis. 

Home on the Highway –James and Lauren go where the road takes them. They have no particular plans except to head south. We love eating apples as much as they do.

Drive Nacho Drive –Brad & Sheena started their global trek at the end of 2011 in Nacho, a 1984 VW Vanagon. Their plan is to circumnavigate the Globe!

Anywhere That's Wild – Jill and Zack are driving an amazing 2003 Astro AWD Van, discovering the beauty of the natural world and its many cultures. It's all about the awning!

Outside of the box– Tine and Matthias are cycling from Calgary to Argentina. These two are hardcore!

Global Road Trekker - Jim and Wendy re-defining their American Dream with a three-year road trip adventure to drive around the world. We wish they would hurry up and catch up!

CaliToKenya - Jon and Alison are heading around the world starting in April 2012. Another 4Runner on the PanAm!

Seventeen by Six - Jeremy and Paula left London for a road trip down the Americas in a 1997 VW Eurovan.

Ruined adventures - Brenton and Shannon hit the road in early 2012 in the border-runner. The plan? Drive down the Americas, up Africa and everywhere in between.

Head south - Paul and Suzie drove to Costa Rica and are currently fighting fires in Canada, but they will be back on the road soon, hopefully in time to share a few more beers with us in South America.

Trans-Americas Journey – A couple touring all of Western Hemisphere with five years to do it. They are four years in and have only been to eight countries. With 15 more to go, we’re betting their trip will be extended.

EarthCricut– Andy and Dunia is driving a retrofitted wheelchair bus named Jigsaw. The plan? Circumnavigate the globe!

Adventure the Americas – These 3 guys are crazy but awesome, they plan on driving from Denver to Argentina and back in 6 months! In the 2nd gen 4Runner we believe they will make it!

Poramericaandando – Joaquin and Clara are doing things a little different, they are driving a Vanagon from Argentina to Alaska!

Resources for Digital Nomads

Location Independent – A family who were fed up with working for the man and became digital nomads in 2007. This site has a wealth of free information to help with the struggles of becoming location independent.

Jet-set Citizen
– Contains an excellent ongoing series of interviews with digital nomads around the world. Not to mention lots of other information.

Art of Non-Conformity – Chris Guillebeau has authored both a website and several useful ebooks about leading the lifestyle of your dreams.

Nerdy Nomad – Kirsty’s blog is about how she makes money (and how much) by creating niche websites about the places she’s lived in around the world.

Corbett Barr – A writer, entrepreneur and all around nice guy. He’s been making money online for quite a few years and maintains this very inspirational blog about how you can be like him.

I will teach you to be rich – Excellent finance site. Crucial information on how to be financially literate. It’s not travel or digital nomad specific, but still very relevant.

Man vs. Debt – Adam Baker sold almost all his possessions back in 2009, with the goal of paying off all his debt and saving enough to spend a year abroad in Austrailia. This site is about his successes and the struggles of living debt free.

Pan America Trip Resources

Drive the Americas – The bible of websites for driving the Pan-America highway. Our #1 go to site for latest information on pretty much everything related to traveling south.

Horizons Unlimited – An excellent site geared towards mortorcyclists, but useful for everyone overlanding. The forums are incredible, but the rest of the site is fantasitc as well. Be careful you can get lost on here for hours.

WikiOverland - Is on its way to becoming a awesome resource of up to date information. If you can, help to keep it up to date.

General Travel & Backpacking Advice

Lonely Planet Thorn Tree – For all those random little questions that haven’t yet made it into the Google search index. Tons of travelers have posted their advice here. Everything from locations to visit, to quality of wifi abroad.

Backpack Forever – If a website could ever be a guidebook, this would be it. Written by backpackers for backpackers. Lots of useful tips for traveling pretty much everywhere.

Travel blogs

Technomadia – A couple who has been traveling around the US for quite a while, living the nomad life and blogging about it.

Bacon is Magic – Ayngelina is traveling solo through Latin America trying to figure out what life is all about, a witty and fun blog to read!

Almost Fearless – Christine quit her full time job in 2008 to become a travel writer and photographer. She now travels full time with her husband and son.