Can people follow along?
Yes! We will be producing a video blog of the trip, and will probably update it every 3-4 days (internet permiting). We will also have a written blog. You will be able to access both of those from this website.
A big feature of the trip will be our choice of little 150cc bikes. If all goes as planned, this will also help future travellers realize they don't need to spend a fortune to be able to travel the world. We will be doing this entire journey on a relatively tight budget. We plan on tracking all of our expenses and sharing that information. Whenever possible we will camp, sometimes for free at a river's edge (when available). We will indulge in the cuisine of the locals, but seldom at fancy restaurants (I won't say never, they can be quite reasonable compared to North America), and we will often cook at our camp. Our realistic expectation is to spend no more than $50 per day (not counting fuel).
Along the way, we are excited to visit some of the amazing historical sites, including the likes of Machu Picchu and Tikal, to mention just a few. We will try to visit them while being conscious of our budget expectations. An example of this would be hiking in to Machu Pucchu instead of taking the expensive tourist trail, at Tikal, we will camp in the area. In addition to the numerous pre-Columbian sites we plan to visit, we will also visit some of the new world places of historical significance.
Sure, some of the places we will visit are frequented by tourists, but simply by the nature of our trip, we will often leave the beaten path. From past experience, we know Chile is an absolutely wonderful country to visit, and I am sure many other countries will equally charm. We hope our video will draw others to this amazing part of the world.