TRAVELING OVERLAND (Latin America) IN A RV! TRAVEL IS A WAY OF LIFE!
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.
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 us 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.
RVing on the Pan American Highway, lets the locals 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. The trip of the South American expedition gave us that chance!
I have spent my life traveling. over 60 countries so far. I have been mugged in Peru ( broken ribs), held by fedayeen in Lebanon for 2 weeks (long story), spent a night ina Turkish cell (trading money on the black market) and an Israeli one (drunken behaviour). Most of that stuff in my reckless youth. would I change anything? Nope.
What an exciting time you have had! I have traveled all the Latin American Countries by RV for the past 25+ years (even Peru), but have not had any of those exciting experiences...maybe I just am in the right place at the right time always!!!
The worst experience encountered was a radio was taken from a screened motorhome window that was left open in the camp...this was in Belice.
I was backpacking it. Alone in many cases. I think that makes you more vulnerable. Not to mention some rather foolish youthful mistakes. I have never had a bad incident while RV'ing it. I am surprised you never had a problem in Peru, but I was there at the height of the Sumero Luminoso problems and tourists where scarce. I write off my mugging to the fact there were slim pickings and the law of odds. I had 2 or 3 attempts during the 2 months I spent there. I was mugged on a busy street in front of the Sheraton hotel in broad daylight. A cab came to my assistance, but by then i was injured. Fortunately it was my last couple of days. It is impossible to travel with cracked ribs.