Chasing Summer

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I dreamed about traveling from Alaska to Patagonia for a long time, and especially to discover South America. Over the years, with a successful career and a family growing I started to think that it would stay a dream for ever…  

Then bad news happened: my company was being bought by a much bigger one and layoffs would occur. Stressful times, especially because I liked my job and team very much. But it could also be an opportunity! After a lot of thinking and discussion with my family and friends we decided that it was worth taking the risk so I volunteered for the severance package.
Long story short, I planned to leave in a 6-months trip that would go from San Francisco to Prudhoe Bay and then after reaching the Arctic Ocean, set the compass to the opposite direction and ride to Ushuaia in Terra de Fuego.

Well, things didn't turn out exactly like planned but it was a fantastic and very rewarding experience: I pushed my personal limits to overcome obstacles and injuries in harsh and remote environments, while discovering and interacting with contrasted and fascinating cultures.

Follow me in this adventure and you'll be rewarded by amazing sceneries! Beware though, inspiration can be contagious... 


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California -coastal road
Oregon - main roads
Washington State- Seattle

British Colombia- Vancouver to Stewart
Yukon - Watson Lake to Dawson City,
Tombstone NP

Alaska - Chicken to Fairbanks, Dalton Hwy to Prudhoe Bay, Denali Park, Mount McKinley, Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula, Wrangell NP, Tok, Haines, Skagway

Yukon - Haines Junction, Johnsons Xing
British Colombia -Liard Hot Spring, Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise, Kootenay, Nelson  

Washington State (NE) - Idaho (North) - Montana (NW)
Oregon - Hells Canyon, Fields-Denio (muddy!) road


Mexico - Mexicali, Puerto Penasco, Creel, Cooper Canyon, Batopilas, Hidalgo del Parral, Durango, Zacatecas, Guanajuato, San Miguel Allende, Morelia, Oaxaxa, Monte Alban, San Cristobal


Guatemala - Huehuetenago, Lago de Atitlan, Uspantan,Coban, Semuc Champey


Honduras - Copan Ruinas, Marcala, Tegucigalpa


Nicaragua - Leon, Las Penitas, Masaya Volcano, Granada


Costa Rica- San Jose, San Isidro, Uvita

Panama - David, Panama City 



Colombia - Bogota, San Gil, Santa Marta, Cartagena, Medellin, Cali, Popayan, San Augustin,
Road to Ipiales


Ecuador - Quito, Otavalo, Cotopaxi, Banos, Cuenca, Cajas NP, Pilalo, Laguna Quilotoa, Loja


Peru - San Ignacio, Chachapoyas, Kuelap ruins, Leymebamba, Cajamarca, Trujillo, Huallanca, Huaraz, Cordillera Blanca, Chacas, Huascaran NP, Huallanca, Huanuco, Lima, Nasca, Arequipa


Chile Arica, Geysers del Tatio, San Pedro de Atacama, Valley of the Moon, Valparaiso, Lakes region, Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt, Chiloe Island, Chaiten, Patagonia, Carretera Austral, Lake General Carrera


Argentina El Calafate, Glacier Perito Moreno


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