International overlanders have extensive information and capability at their fingertips, thanks to the advanced technology available today. Some tools can be distracting, but many are life-changingly useful. We use one tool in particular to open this journey to those who aren’t actually traveling with us in person. We think it’s the next best thing: a real-time, interactive video application called Marco Polo.
In this week’s video, a shorter one than usual, we show the type of video content we make available through Marco Polo. These informal, fun video clips show the restaurants we eat at; the campsites we park at; the volcanoes, architecture, hikes, and beaches we experience on a daily basis.
Even better, our Marco Polo community members can interact with us, asking questions about what they see and sharing their comments.
Marco Polo access is our most popular Patreon benefit. You can get it by signing up for our Expedition Member or Navigator tier. See all our benefits and sign up on our Patreon page.
We are nearly half-way through our Panama City stay. Our Jeep has been at a mechanic shop getting maintenance and repairs before South America. We need to get a police inspection before we load into the container, so that is next on our list.
Panama City has resources available that we haven’t found throughout the rest of Central America. I am going to a medical specialist this week for an appointment I’ve been putting off; we bought Caspian an early birthday present we’ve been looking for; and we are getting important items shipped here–fairly straight-forward due to established trade routes.
We are on the cusp. Once we go through the process and expense of shipping our Jeep Gladiator to South America, we won’t be able to drive home even if we want to. That’s a first, and a strange feeling.
Thank you for being part of it all.