Kristen and Bernard

Name and age
Kristen - 18
Bernard - 52

Hometown
Augusta, GA

When did you leave and from where?
We're leaving in June 2012!

Reason for taking this trip?
Kristen is graduating so we decided to do this as an exciting, adventurous experience before she goes off to college.

Why did you decide to drive?
We had initially planned to take a trip across North America visiting historical landmarks. When we realized how common it was for people to travel to Central America, we were all for it!

Are you also taking along pets? If so, names.
No.

What type of car are you driving?
Toyota Landcruiser.

Did you make any modifications to your car for this trip?
Yes!

How did you save up or finance your trip?
Bernard worked!

How long do you plan on traveling?
I will be traveling for about six weeks before getting ready for college. My dad, Bernard, will remain for several months.

Where do you plan on driving?
From sweet ol' Georgia to Mexico and from there to Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.


What were your family’s and friends’ reactions when you told them about your trip before you left?
Most of them thought we were crazy or kidding. Most were sure to warn us of the "dangers" of Central America. OH MY! Others were enthused and want to come along!

Did you speak Spanish before you left your home country? How much Spanish? Are you taking more Spanish lessons as you travel? If so, where and for how long?
My dad knows more Spanish than I do but I'm currently learning and hopefully soon with the help of Rosetta Stone! We've talked about taking some Spanish lessons when we arrive in Central America probably for a few days.

Do you have a favorite place or country that you have visited during your trip?
I am definitely looking forward to visiting the Mayan ruins in Mexico! That will probably be my favorite place.

Do you have a blog or a website describing your trip? If so, what is its address?
We'll have a specific location of where we'll be sharing our trip very soon!