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What type of car are you driving?: 
2004 Mercedes Sprinter (Dodge 2500)
Summarize your trip in a couple of sentences: 

We have been travelling the world continuously for 13 years now and are currently exploring the Americas. We just finished converting our vehicle into a luxary camper and she is ready to take someone all the way from North to South America, but she will have to do it without us, because we recently found out we are pregnant :)

She could be yours! Check 'Vehicles For Sale'

 

Do you have any advice for others who may be considering driving the Americas?: 
- Being able to speak or willing to learn a little Spanish would be helpful. - Experience has taught us if you plan on living in your vehicle for longer than a few weeks, make sure it’s one you can stand up in. This may not sound important now but it sure will when your knees are killing you from all the crawling and your backache stops you from being able to enjoy the drive.
What type of car are you driving?: 
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 & Hallmark Everest Pop-up Camper
Summarize your trip in a couple of sentences: 

We are traveling from Canada to Argentina, hoping to visit as many countries as possible as we travel south.  Before we head south, we are taking a long detour east through the USA, from where we will fly to Turkey for a couple of months visting family, before returning and resuming our southern trajectory.

Do you have any advice for others who may be considering driving the Americas?: 
You can always turn back if it doesn't work out, don't let fear stop you.
What type of car are you driving?: 
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
Summarize your trip in a couple of sentences: 

We left Paris to cruise through South America. We bought a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado in Lima and are now heading south through Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.

Do you have any advice for others who may be considering driving the Americas?: 
There is no good reason why not taking your own trip !
What type of car are you driving?: 
2001 Ujoint Offroad 4x4 7.3L diesel Ford E-350
Summarize your trip in a couple of sentences: 

We sold everything we owned, quit our jobs, and started our journey from Alaska to Argentina on May 2, 2015. We are traveling slow so we are expecting to reach Ushuaia the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019. You are welcome to follow along at www.johnandmandi.com

Do you have any advice for others who may be considering driving the Americas?: 
Leaving was the hardest part, once on the road you will wonder why you didn't start sooner. We feel it is essential to read several blogs of previous Pan Am trips, the ones that resonate the most will be similar to how you will travel and will provide the best advice.
What type of car are you driving?: 
1988 Toyota Land Cruiser HJ75 4.0 Diesel
Summarize your trip in a couple of sentences: 

Planning to Ship our 88 HJ75 Land Cruiser to Cartagena, Colombia in in Fall of 2017 and travel to Brazil, taking perhaps up to 6 months.

We have a farm near Cartagena, Colombia, where we will make final preparations for the trip.

Took a 3 week trip to Newfoundland, last summer and planning a 4 week trip to NW USA this October.

Do you have any advice for others who may be considering driving the Americas?: 
Best to be able to speak Spanish, be prepared for hours @ border crossings and lots of police / military checkpoints. This comes from 20 years experience of traveling / driving in S & Central America
What type of car are you driving?: 
Dodge 3500 Cummins Turbo Diesel, pulling 21' Arctic Fox gooseneck/5th
Summarize your trip in a couple of sentences: 

Please... any and all advise is appreciated! Send a message...

Leaving September 1, 2016 from Calgary, Alberta. Headed east to Quebec, then back west into Ontario for a family event. From there, south through USA toward Mexico. We plan to travel (slowly) south through latin america... would love to see and camp in Yucatan. We are volunteering for awhile in Nicaragua, And hopefully visiting Costa Rica and Panama.

Do you have any advice for others who may be considering driving the Americas?: 
I will update once we've actually made the voyage... wish us luck!
What type of car are you driving?: 
Camper van hyundai h 100 diésel
Summarize your trip in a couple of sentences: 

Selling my camper van hyundai h 100 diésel mod 94 well equipped which is ready to go around colombia 

Do you have any advice for others who may be considering driving the Americas?: 
Don't forget to visit
What type of car are you driving?: 
Peugeot Boxer Diesel 1.9
Summarize your trip in a couple of sentences: 

We are driving from Santiago, Chile all the way up following the coastline with high hopes to make it to Northern California by October 2017 surfing every possible surf spot on the way. Crossed the border to Peru after 6 weeks exploring Northern Chile on March 1, 2016. The idea of this trip came to our minds after spending almost 8 years working on a steady job in the city, sitting in front of a computer day after day and realizing that we were going nowhere and our lifestyles were deteriorating. We look forward to meet travellers on the way

Do you have any advice for others who may be considering driving the Americas?: 
Just take the decision and do it, you'll never regret it. Things can be worked out on the way. Also, before departing we wanted everything to be perfect with the car, along the way you realize there's no need to, things work out anyway and is way simpler than you think.
What type of car are you driving?: 
2008 Citroen C4
Summarize your trip in a couple of sentences: 

We are an American/Colombian family moving from Medellin, Colombia to Buenos Aires, Argentina  for PhD studies. We decided to bring along the entire family, including a pomeranian, a jack russell and a spitz. So, we are driving the 6,922 kilometers strating on my birthday in October. We plan to drive straight for 13 or 14 days driving during the daylight hours and resting at night. 

Do you have any advice for others who may be considering driving the Americas?: 
We will keep our profile updated with travel tips.
What type of car are you driving?: 
VW T3 Kombi / camper van
Summarize your trip in a couple of sentences: 

May 2016 I`ve started my trip in Buenos Aires, spent some days in Cordóba than moved by nightbus via Mendoza to Santiago de Chile where I`ve bought my lovely VW T3 Kombi / camper van. 

Up to now I`ve done over 4000km in my Kombi and in the meantime I've arrived in Arica close to Perus border. I will follow the coast and travel to Ecuador, than back to Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay, Argentina till >TERRE DEL FUEGO< and back to Santiago de Chile, where I'll sell my VW Kombi T3 / my lovely camper van by End November/ End December 16.

Do you have any advice for others who may be considering driving the Americas?: 
just do it / it is a great opportunity meeting poeple (locals and other tourists), keeping in touch with travelers being in same situation as you are and exchanging travel experiences. It is that easy to be happy and feel satisfactory with less than expected! Just do it!