WELCOME TO THE ROUTE MAP
We have a general idea of the route we are taking. All the way down from Canada to Patagonia. All the way up from South Africa to Northern Europe. And all the way around, from Europe, through Asia, Australia and back over to Alaska and then Canada.
A very loose plan. We don’t know how long we will take, or the specifics of the route. We don’t even know which countries for sure, but we’ll hit as many as we care to on the way. We had considered making a more detailed plan but thought it might be restrictive or, even more likely, wrong within months.
This has already turned out to be true. A planned three-month stint on the west coast of the United States turned into the most marvellous jaunt around the deserts of Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. It took 6 months and not three. Which is fine by us.
So, no plan. Just a steady drift in a general direction.
Where We’ve Been
The map above shows an overview of This Big Road Trip so far. If you want a more in-depth look at the places we have visited then the maps below should show you our journey town by town along with some key photos that we’ll be adding along the way.
Maps are in reverse date order. The current country at the top, the country we were in previously under that and so on.
This Big Mexico
(July 2018 – Present) Our current location
From the heat and barren desert-scapes of Northern Baha to the more tropical beach of the south. Mexico is a big country defined by its wonderful people and rich cultural heritage.
This Big USA
(January 2018 – July 2018)
The initial ‘let’s get through this and to Mexico’ portion of our road trip turned into an Off-road Adventures in Wonderland; hooking up with some fellow overlanders like Basil Lynch and Rob Rossi, who showed us their American South West back yard.
Three months turned into six. Action packed days turned into milky way lit nights. Red rocks, tower blocks, sun, sea, sand dunes and cactus. Below freezing temperatures making way for heatwaves. The South West USA is a feast.
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