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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Sailing from Panama to Colombia :: A Quick Glimpse of our Trip

For those of you that are shipping your vehicle from Panama to Colombia, I stronly recommend traveling to Colombia by boat as opposed to by plane.  As I discussed in Part 1 of Driving through Central and South America is more than Driving: Shipping your Vehicle from Panama to Colombia, sailing from Colon, Panama, to [...]

Overland Expo 2010

The Overland Expo, an educational and social event for explorers who travel the world by 4 wheel drive vehicles and motorcycles, will take place April 16-18th, 2010 in Amado, Santa Cruz County, Arizona.  According to the expo’s website, the event will offer:

35 different classes & seminars

65+ exhibitors

1000s of overlanders from around the world

Food & music [...]

Mexico and Central America: Outtakes and Deleted Scenes

After our long drive through Mexico and Central America, we had a lot of footage that just couldn’t be missed.  Check out the video below to see clips from our trip.
Quick Facts about our ramblings in Mexico and South America:

Rambling Began in Mexico: June 12th, 2009

Departure from Central America in Panama: October 4th, [...]

Driving through Central and South America is More than Driving: Shipping your vehicle from Panama to Colombia PART 1

If you are interested in learning more about shipping & retrieving your vehicle from Panama to Colombia, a step-by-step guide is available in the Ramble Writer guidebook, The Essential Guide to Driving the Americas.

Visit the GUIDEBOOKS page for more information.

Pirate Camping :: Panama City, Panama

By Nick H-J

Cities are usually not the easiest places to find good pirate camping locations.  If you are planning to ship your vehicle to Colombia you will need to be in Panama City for a couple of days at least.  We found an excellent pirate camping site near the water and out of the way.  [...]

Panama :: Our Route

BOQUETE
Boquete, a mountain town in northern Panama, is a quiet, quaint community that has become the home of many American and European retirees.  Most of the town consists of the main street, which is lined with small restaurants, cafes, and stores.  The town has little more than a day’s worth of activities for tourists, but [...]

Paradise Gardens Animal Rescue :: Boquete, Panama

Boquete, a mountain town in northern Panama, is a quiet, quaint community that has become the home of many American and European retirees.  Most of the town consists of the main street, which is lined with small restaurants, cafes, and stores.
If you like animals, visit Paradise Gardens Animal Rescue to learn about Panama’s wildlife and [...]

Temporary Break in Our Ramblings

Hi Ramble Readers,
From October 3rd to October 9th or 10th, Nick, Domino, and I will be sailing from Shelter Bay in Panama (near the port city of Colon), to Cartagena, Colombia.  Our truck is being shipped to Cartagena from Cristobal, a port in Colon, in a container without us.  We were fortunate to meet Kerri [...]

Uvita, Costa Rica

The view from Bejuco, a small neighborhood located in the mountains of Uvita, overlooks Playa Uvita, one of the most impressive coastlines in southwestern Costa Rica.  Although the dark turquoise water, the white sand, the endless seascape, and the vast green fields neighboring palm and coconut trees are breathtaking, it is the ballena cola, a [...]