My 06 Tacoma with ATC Bobcat
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. - Mark Twain
Has the Nissan found you yet? or has it at least sent postcards from interesting ports?
We are thrilled to have our Nissan and camper back, however we have our world map back out even before we have finished unpacking.
Nissan In Canadian Customs
Road Closed Due to Avalanche. Dont you just love Canada!
We have Come a Long Way
More travel plans are in our future. Asia we hear you calling!
We have updated our blog
Safe travels all
Wow!! What a journey! It took me nearly three days to get through this thread! I read here, watched the videos, and read the blog entries on your web site. A question for you, though... Did Overland Journal provide funding for the trip? I couldn't help but notice the advertising on Tom's head in some of the photos! LOL!
You know, this being a VERY long trip, it must have been hard to come home. How did you handle it? I don't handle that part of a trip very well these days. On my last trip out of state, I was gone for over two weeks. It was a crushing disappointment to see the trip end, even though I was getting home three days later than I planned. I cried the last 30 minutes, in fact. I was very thankful for the extra 3 days through planning with work. I couldn't and still haven't entirely readjusted back to being home once again 5 months later. I'm still e-mailing mainly from the phone, even though it's faster on the computer, and I download mail every four or five days to the computer instead of every hour or so like I used to. I turned away mostly from the financial research I used to do during the trip. It made me realize that the memories of a trip and the experience of traveling are far more important to me. I was contacting my sources and closing down the relationships as I traveled each day.
It looks like Tom has the right answer. Get back out on the road soon. Give yourself time to rest and plan out your next trip. It's kind of like how my Mom handled the loss of a pet; she got another one right away.
My suggestion to you is to reconsider buying that house, unless you need it because you need a place to stay warm during the winter. Remember, you can't take the house with you when it's time to go. You could take your memories, though.
It's stories like yours that keep me sane during the winter, when I have to be close to home for work and saving money for traveling in the near future.
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Hi and thanks AmericaOverland, pleased you enjoyed our blog and yes it was quite the journey. To answer some of your questions, no we were not sponsored by anyone and our son claimed the Overland Journal Cap when he joined us for a week in Costa Rica, so that was the end of that photo series
It was a long trip and something overlanders face when traveling for a long time and always on the move is ‘travel fatigue.” We began to feel it in Chile and knew it was time to take a break from travel and head back home. We did debate leaving our truck in South America and returning at a later date, but were not sure whether we would travel through Asia before returning to S America.
We returned and did buy a house but within weeks of returning to Calgary, we had the maps out and were planning routes through Asia. So I know we will be back on the road perhaps sooner than later. I hear Tom say, “Silk Road,” at least several times a week!” We just need to refill the piggy bank. Then we will hit the road again. There is still a lot of world we want to see.
Safe travels all
You can take the overlander out of the journey but you can't take the journey out of the overlander. We are surrounded once again by maps and are seriously looking at another big trip. In the meantime a question we often get asked is which continent would you do again, Hard choice as both Africa and the Americas offer so much.
Join us for 5.44 minute video the highlight of our Africa 80,000km journey Overland Around Africa in a Land Cruiser
Here is our 7 minute video of the highlights of our America 65,000km journey Overland Alaska to Argentina in a Nissan Titan
Video of Asia still in the making!!
So if you had one choice which continent would you head to ?
Great videos, thanks for sharing and more importantly, thanks for the inspiration.
Kat and Greeni, UK.
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Here is the video (at last) of our incredible visit to the Bolivian Amazon, on our drive through the Americas. Now I REALLY understans why we need to preserve the Amazon Jungle for futre generations.
One of the highlights of our Alaska to Argentina trip was a visit to the largest salt flats in the world. The Salar de Uyuni. Here is a short video of that visit. Enjoy.