Wife is from Japan. I am the mythical Wandering Jew.
Reason for taking this trip:
We are running away from people, simple as that. We enjoy nature and solitude as a couple. One cannot go without the other.
Why did you decide to drive?:
Hitch hiking was my first choice, flying was my wife's. Driving is the middle ground,
What type of car are you driving?:
We started in Yellowknfe with a Mitsu Delica, blew the engine in Calgary. Now a 2004 X-Terra
Did you make any modifications to your car for this trip?:
Stock X-terra with a rooftop tent so we have more room for our cat inside the vehicle.
How did you save up or finance your trip?:
We sold our condo and car, and gave away most of our possessions. One half of the couple works remotely part time but must travel back to the NWT every 4 months for a couple of weeks.
How long do you plan on traveling?:
Where do you plan on driving? :
Our first leg is from the NWT to Patagonia over 2.5 years. Then ship the vehicle to Australia or Asia and travel another 2-3 years.
What were your family’s and friends’ reactions when you told them about your trip before you left?:
All friends and family are very supportive and excited for us. Most co-workers don't get it especially when we mention our "living arrangements" and our odd way of life.
What languages do you speak? Will you learn more on your trip?:
As a couple, we speak Japanese, Korean, French, Québécois (yup), English, and a strange mix of Spanish, Catalan and Italian.
Do you have a favorite place that you've visited?:
Arizona is at the top of our list.
Do you have any advice for others who may be considering driving the Americas?:
Do it, but don't rush, it is not a race, and if you find a place you love, don't force yourself to go further. Stop and enjoy, at least for a while.
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 22:45