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John and Mandi

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585 days a wanderin'

Eighteen Month Status Report

Nov 2, 2016

As we complete our eighteenth month of traveling, we initiate reflection... a prescribed evaluation of where we have been, where we are going, and how our traverses have influenced us. I continue to be astonished by the journey we are on, both by...
 

Pan-Am Planning - Budgeting

Oct 21, 2016

Building a budget is not easy, especially for a trip such as the Pan-American Highway. Our approach is more of a balance of the known, hopefully leaving enough money for the unknown. While there are several expected one time expenditures, we try to...
 

Expenses: Belize Revisited

Oct 3, 2016

During our second foray to Belize, precipitated by the need for four new tires, we managed to spend $ 2,777.65, $102.88 per day, over 27 days. Ironically, these numbers are eerily close to our previous visit , being inflated this time due to the...
 

Keyport Slide 2.0

Sep 24, 2016
in: Gear

We were told about the Keyport Slide by a friend and fellow van traveler, Claude-Alain, at a Ujoint campout. We were having a casual discussion about the number of keys we had to carry for all of our various locks, which prompted the mention. I...
 

Pan-Am Planning - Basics

Sep 19, 2016

While we spent a fair amount of time looking into the Pan-American before we set off, we have not included much of it in our blog under the assumption that the base information is already available. The recent repetition of questions on forums and...
 
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