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Traveling and Camping ... RVing on the Pan American Highway

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Traveling from USA to Panama (and further south into S.Amer) requires a good vehicle and good judgement. The vehicle should be in excellent mechanical condition and go with spare parts, also should be comfortable for you and your passengers to travel and to stay within (if camping).

There are guidelines available for both of the above on the websites of the people doing the Panama ExPat treks from McAllen, Texas to Panama and beyond.

The vehicles are inspected and a list of extra parts is given to each owner. These parts are common service parts, such as filters, which you will use anyhow. Some other parts are a PREVENTIVE measure, such as extra hoses, belts, and fuses, that may or may not be used. Fear Not!..if you don't use these - keep your receipts - and you can return them to your auto parts store upon return. This way you do not lose any $$, but have the insurance of a part when you need it.

The "good judgement" is not inspected, but be sure to have a positive attitude before departure, and enjoy the surroundings and the natives while on your trip! The border crossings can be very interesting or a horror.....that depends on your attitude, as you change your latitude.!!!!

Anyone needing further information on the way to travel in the Americas, please PM me...

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Camping overland into Central and South America

I would like to share my 1,000,000 kms of experience in Latin American Traveling

TRAVELING OVERLAND IN A RV!

To us, travel has nothing to do with cruises and vacations. It’s not about staying at fancy hotels or taking a two-week holiday.


Travel is a way of life. It’s how we learn, develop ourselves, educate our children, expand our minds, and work on solving the world’s problems.

Traveling is as much a part of our makeup as the books we read and the food we eat. To suggest that we’ll stop traveling is like suggesting that we’ll stop eating, reading, or learning.

Travel is life, and life is travel. They’ve become intertwined, as inseparable as the branch and the root.- Like the Thorn Tree Branch

Some people think that travel is not for everybody, but the essence of travel is experiential expansion. Instead of repeating the same life experience every year for ten, twenty, or fifty years, travel can give me fifty life-changing encounters in one year.

The result is that instead of reading only one page out of the world book, we’re given the opportunity of perusing a greater proportion of it, and exercising our human-ness, rather than suffering from soul atrophy.

Travel can and will transform your life, anyone’s life, if you let it


One way we can get the most out of our recreation vehicles is RVing on the Pan American Highway. When the local residents see you and get a chance to greet you, this gives them the chance to get to know us a human beings, not just the passing tourists, as we get to live a bit with them in their home towns. It is great to make a “stay” in a small “unknown to other tourists” type town or village.

The world’s longest highway (The Pan Am) is at our doorsteps, and most North Americans don’t even know it exists!! The challenge is there!!! We took the overland adventure with RVs.

I have done this alone, with trek groups, and as a tourist, a volunteer with local clinics, relief projects, and lived in the rural areas of most countries.. Also have done map making, photography, and assisted the locals in self-help projects. I have the view of these areas "FROM THE INSIDE - OUT" (knowing personally many of the natives)...

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