• Crossing the Pacific: San Diego to Hawaii [Video] Catch up with the Van Soyes as they discuss what it’s like to cross the portion of the Pacific from San Diego, California to Honolulu, Hawaii by ship.
  • Crossing the Pacific Ocean It is Tuesday and we are a little more than halfway between San Diego, California, and Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Visiting the Historic Sites on Oahu, Hawaii [Video] Catch up with the Van Soyes as they cover a few highlights around the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
  • Crossing the Atlantic We have arrived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which marks the end of the first portion of our sea voyage from Rome, Italy, to Manaus, Brazil. During this part of our journey we crossed the Atlantic Ocean, making a couple of stops along the way.
  • Back in the U.S.A (for One Day) Sandy writes about setting food on American soil for the first time in 11 months. We were not sure how we would feel coming back after so long away.
  • A Tale of Two Countries: St. Maarten / St. Martin Our first stop in the Caribbean was on the island of St. Maarten. It is the smallest island in the world that is split between two countries. We thought it would be fun to see both the French and Dutch sides of the island.
  • Trek on the Wild Side: Costa Rica and Nicaragua Located on the Central American isthmus, Costa Rica and Nicaragua are two countries that have a wealth of biodiversity within their borders. During our time here we river trekked and hiked around a volcano crater.
  • Trekking the Planet: Epilogue [Video] Catch up with the Trekking the Planet team as Darren and Sandy review their entire journey. In this video, you will hear about the team’s adventures as they sought to bring geography to life. The interview takes place just days after they arrive home, with questions from their daughter Kristen.
  • Home at ‘Last’! We arrived home, in Southern California, yesterday. In the final days of our journey we had many ‘lasts’: last bus trip, last hotel room, last time packing, last country visited, and finally, the last few miles home.
  • Trekking the Planet Recap Videos Here are all eight of the Trekking the Planet recap videos, filmed throughout our journey, in one place!
  • US National Parks Overview Video US National Parks OverviewWe just returned from our National Park Tour. During our travels we visited 27 National Parks (plus other National Monuments) over 136 days. We covered about 17,000 miles in our 2003 Toyota 4Runner 4WD, visiting 34 states. And we hiked over 400 miles while in the parks, including several overnight backpacking trips. Take a look.