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Welcome to our travel/blog site! We have mentioned this long-time dream of driving around the world to many of you, and now we are excited to have you follow along as the dream goes live!
Our biggest plan is to have no plan at all, but our first general direction is south. We intend to hop in "Charlotte," our 4X4 VW van, around December 20, 2013, turn left out of our driveway, and head toward Mexico, Central and South America. When we run out of land (at the tip of South America) we intend to head back north up through Brazil. From there we will decide where to ship Charlotte...Australia, Europe...or home for repairs and upgrades! (By the way, we also intend to fly home every three or four months to take care of business and catch up with friends and family.)
These are our intentions anyway. Who knows what will happen along the way. Our specific route is undetermined, as is our time frame. We may be sick of it all in six months or we may still be out there in six years. What we do know is that there will be plenty of adventures and misadventures and many encounters with amazing people around the world. We don't know how often we will send out posts, but we will attempt to share as much as possible through our blogs and photos.
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