About Us

We realized that we would never get to do all of the things weMud Volcano in Northern Colombia! dreamed of doing unless we just took off and did them. So, we did. This is a chronicle of all of the stuff that has happened since. Our favorite thing to do is go where we’ve never been, so we left Alameda, California in August of 2009 with the idea of traveling for a year. More than 5 years and 19 countries later, we’re still going…

The cast of characters includes:


IMG_0848-1 angela*  mom, food label inspector, voice of reason (?)
music: Bishop Allen, Okkervil River, The El Orbits
movies: Super Troopers, Caddy Shack, Elf
reading: everything on my Kindle
jasondad, rocket scientist, all-around good guy.
music:  Trojan Ska, Built to Spill, Wilco, Yo La Tengo, Flaming Lips
movies: Hands on a Hard Body (look it up!)
reading: The Bentley Manual
IMG_0673 bode  kid, 9, Founder and Principal of Bodeswell.org
music: Beastie Boys, The Muppets, The Sippy Cups, The Kinks
movies: The Iron Giant, Goldeneye
reading: Encyclopedia Brown, Harry Potter
countries visited: 29

*actual passport photos


4 thoughts on “About Us”

  1. Hi, you three – long time no hear (can’t write ‘see’…)

    Good on’ya for being back on the road (excuse the Australian slang), and heads up to Jason for quitting his job; brave step!

    It’s been a while since I visited your website. I love the look of the new WP theme, but unfortunately the menu doesn’t work on mobile (it works alright on my laptop screen, I then resized screen, didn’t work, tested on my Nexus 7 tablet – same: the menu button doesn’t expand the menu!). Thus work never ends…

    Enjoy your trip up North!

    Juergen (back in South Amrica)

  2. Hello you three !

    We found your sticker on our wind-screen in Maligne Lake few days ago !
    Like you, we are travellers, crossing Americas for few years.

    Enjoy your travel and maybe we will meet you soon on Canadian roads !

    Alexandre and Claire

  3. I just found your blog, and have question about how you started and how you finance your trip. I have own VW Westfalias as far as my first vehicle, my wife and I traveled all over but not far or as long as we will like to (2 week for the longest trip from GA to the keys), due to lack of funds to pay trip expenses and I can’t take time off from work. I read many blog of westy travelers and have been trying to figure out how to do it myself. My wife will love to get on the road to see the world but I can’t figure out the financial part of it. After all we will still need money for gas, food and other necessities.

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