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Where We Are Now
As we’re getting ready for the trip, our route is planned out in broad brush strokes only. The nature of a trip like this lends to keeping options flexible and figuring things out as we go, as it’s hard to anticipate or plan for everything in advance.
That said, the rough outline is as follows:
We are leaving Boston in early January of 2018 and will be making our way through the East Coast.
After entering Mexico, we’ll head through Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and finally, end up in Panama.
Getting from Panama in Central America to South America requires putting the car on a ferry to get around the almost impassable 66 miles of dense jungle called the Darien Gap.
We expect to reunite with the truck in Colombia and continue south through Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, Chile, and Argentina – specifically in Ushuaia, the southernmost point of the continent from which most of the trips to Antarctica typically originate.
Depending on timing, once reaching Argentina, we may head back up the East Coast through Brazil where we’ll finish up and put the truck back on a ship to get it home.
All in all, we expect to travel anywhere between 15,000 to 20,000 miles (24,000 to 32,000 km).