August 21, 2019

The end of the world.  Even though we’ve driven as far South as we can, we’re nowhere near the end of our journey.  After enjoying a week of relaxing and day trips from our wonderful airbnb in Ushuaia, it was time to start going north.  We had three thousand kilometers and about ten days before we were going to meet Bryan, Alaina, Julay and Lucas in Buenos Aires for Christmas. 

Compared to the last six months of...

February 23, 2019

40,075km.  It’s the circumference of our fragile planet.   Since Clo, myself and Wilbur started traveling, we’ve driven nearly 65,000km.  I only realized this comparison recently as I was having dinner with friends.  Wow.  It’s a bit impressive to step back and think we’ve traveled the distance of more than one and half times around the world on our little journey.

As we entered Bolivia, this was not exactly...

November 4, 2018

Be warned: this entry is less of a travel journal and more of my own thoughts on maturity, insecurity, judgments and giving up control.  It is still certainly related to how and what we’re doing at this part of our lives, but it’s less travel related than most of the other entries.  Continue reading at your own risk.

Our first attempt to enter Ecuador was short-lived.  Our normal plan is to cross borders very early in the...

August 27, 2018

I was very excited to return to Panama.  For the next year, I wasn’t going to be leaving the region and we would be traveling (almost) everywhere via our good buddy Wilbur.  The only exception was getting from Panama to Colombia (a short flight for us and a container for Wilbur) and Clo returning to France for a film festival in January.  Besides that, I was very excited for a full year of non-stop traveling to start!...

June 29, 2018

As we flew out of Panama City, I looked down at the surprisingly (to me) modern city and thought about the last time I had been in an airplane.  Compared to six months ago, I was much more content and not at all lonely.  The cityscape below reminded me of my years in Singapore and hundreds of flights I took around South East Asia.  I’ve always really loved flying.  The peace and isolation from the outside world, the feeling of...

June 3, 2018

I had mixed feelings about Costa Rica.  A week prior, our schedule was relatively free and all we knew is we needed to be in Panama City by the end of April.  This gave us nearly a month to take our time to explore Costa Rica and Panama.  It likely meant we would spend only a week or two in Costa Rica because of the relatively high cost (relatively to our budget) of things there, and then a bit longer in Panama.

This...

April 23, 2018

Matt's point of view in black // Clo's point of view in pink

I woke up as the sun rose brightly over the creek, blinked sleepily and looked out the back window of Wilbur.  I was more than a little surprised to see a herd of goats nibbling the grass, flowers and shrubs all around us.  Lots of adorable little baby goats, too.  I coughed quietly, figuring this might be one of those times where Clo would be okay with being woken up...

December 19, 2017

The day after we arrived in Merida it was Clo's birthday.  The first place I planned for her birthday evening was La Negrita Cantina.  As we walked through the front bar area and into the open garden in the center of the restaurant, it’s clear how busy it is and there's no place to sit (and barely any place to stand).  An older couple sitting at a table see us looking around, and invite us to sit with them.  At the beginning o...

November 9, 2017

Matt's point of view in black // Clo's point of view in pink

Leaving Ciduad de Mexico was exciting and sad at the same time.  I was excited to visit the twin (one dormant, one active) volcanoes of Parc Nacional Itzaccihuatl-Popocatepetl and enjoy some cleaner air outside of the city.  I was sad because we were leaving behind a city in mourning with remnants of chaos, as well as the family whom we had begin to know a little and...

October 15, 2017

Matt's point of view in black // Clo's point of view in pink


A few days after Clo and I were reunited and began the trip "officially" back in June, she posed the question of "why exactly are we doing this?". It was in reference to our then brand new trip/travel/lifestyle/etc and was somewhat of a rhetorical question.  Nonetheless, my answer was then the same as it is now.  Why not?  To say what we're doing is a "once in a life...

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