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La Libertadora and the Admirable Campaign

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This past Friday was Simon Bolivar’s birthday.  In case you don’t know,  Bolivar was a Venezuelan military and political leader who was critical to establishing Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia and a couple of other Central and South American countries no one in the United States cares about as independent of Spanish rule.  He’s the more »

Holes in our Sneakers

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We’ve done this drill before. In 2008 when we went to Ecuador for four months we rented our home and had to empty drawers and cabinets, scrub the toilet and vacuum years of dust from our lampshades and fan blades so that our tenants didn’t feel like they were moving into a junk drawer. My more »

Our Dream House

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One of the questions that my wife R and I get asked when we tell people that we are going on a year-long overland trip to South America is “what about work?” I translate this to mean, “Are you out of your mind, man? You’re going to throw away your career, pull your kids out more »

Meet the Cuy

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I don’t know a lot about cars and engines and stuff, but I do know that you need a car with an engine and stuff to do an overland tour of the Americas. So, the first thing that my wife R and I agreed to do after we decided we would drive a VW camper more »

The Happiness Project

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My wife R and I had this crazy idea to buy a VW camper van and spend a year driving it to South America via Mexico and Central America. It’s crazy on the one hand because we have a daughter (age 12), a son (age 9), and zero mechanical acumen.   I just recently learned a more »

Le Boat Houseboat Rentals in Europe

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Our guest author, Martha Hepler, took over our Instagram feed during her family’s recent boat trip on the Canal du Midi. We are happy to include her story and photos here as we participate in Instagram Travel Thursday. It was a fine early May day in the south of France as a new captain and his more »

Thailand by Campervan: A new way to experience Thai culture

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When you think of Thailand, what comes to mind? Maybe gleaming golden Buddha statues in chalk white temples. Or idyllic beaches with karst cliffs edging bays full of clear blue water with a white sand rim. Or spicy street food on a steamy Bangkok soi… How about campervans? No? I have rented campervans for family vacations more »

A Walk Above the Water – Via Ferrada de la Cala del Moli in Sant Feliu de Guixols

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Our guide helped all the other women get into their climbing gear to prepare for the via ferrata in Sant Feliu de Guixols “I understand you are the spare,” he said in heavily accented English as he pulled the climbing harness straps tight around my legs. I offered an uneasy chuckle at his joke. I mean, I more »

VANAMOS!

Follow a family of four on their epic adventure through Mexico and Central America via VW van.

Instagrams from All Over the Map

  • I could eat a cupcake Or three Theyre so cutehellip
    1 week ago by alloverthemap I could eat a cupcake... Or three... They're so cute and small! Cupcakes from The Sweet Lobby Continue reading »
  • How many frogs can you spot in my pond? ribbithellip
    2 weeks ago by alloverthemap How many frogs can you spot in my pond?  #ribbit   #nature   #frog   #pond   #summer   #garden  Continue reading »
  • The pink chair stands alone on a Bangkok street throwbackhellip
    3 days ago by alloverthemap The pink chair stands alone on a  #Bangkok  street.  #throwback   #noreason   #justbecause   #thailand  Continue reading »
  • That full moon yall Blue moon Continue reading raquo
    10 hours ago by alloverthemap That full moon, y'all. Blue moon. Continue reading »
  • Saying Hasta la vista to the Vanamos family as theyhellip
    1 day ago by alloverthemap Saying "Hasta la vista" to the Vanamos family as they drive off into the sunset tomorrow to start a year-long adventure through Central America via Volkswagen van is bittersweet. We have really enjoyed getting to know this family over the past year, and we know they are going to have the adventure of a lifetime. We're going to miss them immensely, but we are going to love reading Paul's missives about their voyage on All Over the Map. Buen viaje! Continue reading »
  • Having a moment with the pieman Rodney Henry from Dangerouslyhellip
    1 week ago by alloverthemap Having a moment with the pieman, Rodney Henry from Dangerously Delicious pies, reminiscing about guitars and rock and roll back in the day.  #mrright   #hiilikepie   #pie   #Innthemix   #foodie   #fun   #arlington   #dangerouslydeliciouspie   #yum  Continue reading »
  • The US Capitol dome is under scaffolding but the Stevehellip
    1 week ago by alloverthemap The U.S. Capitol dome is under scaffolding but the Steve Tobin sculpture at the U.S. Botanic Garden next door is prettier, anyway.  #igersdc   #dmv   #usausausa   #bluesky   #dc   #travel   #summervacation   #summer   #gardens   #sculpture  Continue reading »
  • Wednesday night lights dusk crepuscule atmosphere belle Continue reading raquo
    1 week ago by alloverthemap Wednesday night lights.  #dusk   #crepuscule   #atmosphere   #belle  Continue reading »
  • Steve Tobin sculpture at the US Botanic Garden in Washingtonhellip
    1 week ago by alloverthemap Steve Tobin  #sculpture  at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC - this one, titled Romeo and Juliet, is a bronze cast of tree roots washed out from a riverbank on the artist's property. The U.S. Capitol dome, under scaffolding for renovations, is just visible in the background.  #art   #sculpture   #garden   #dc   #igersdc   #nofilter   #iphoneonly   #summer   #travel   #travelgram  Continue reading »
  • There is nothing like a summer night twilight dusk atardecerhellip
    1 week ago by alloverthemap There is nothing like a summer night.  #twilight   #dusk   #atardecer   #crepuscule   #ilovethatword  Continue reading »
  • Good morning wild summer rose! I love these sticky morningshellip
    3 days ago by alloverthemap Good morning, wild summer rose! I love these sticky mornings that start with dew dripping and cicadas cicading and doves cooing and chickadees cheeping. Some people hate it but to me it is not summer without a nice long period of sticky stillness. Continue reading »
  • Some days the sky is so blue and the cloudshellip
    2 weeks ago by alloverthemap Some days the sky is so blue and the clouds are so perfect and the sun is just stretching its lazy afternoon rays out in front of you and it gives even the dullest highway exit the possibility that something really good is about to happen.  #Happy   #weekend  to you. Yes, you. Continue reading »
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