these are the companies and people that have helped us to get this show on the road
Fabio, Luis and team went above and beyond to make sure we had the most amazing time in Costa Rica. You can tell the first time you meet them that they are stoked on helping people and sharing their amazing country with others. We rented one of their super decked out 4x4s for a couple weeks and explored the back roads with no limits. Our reliable, fully-stocked expedition rig and the guidance from Nomad America helped make our honeymoon more perfect than we could have ever imagined -- check out some of our photos and stories in the Costa Rica section.
We are more than stoked to be working with Battle Born Batteries! From our research, initial talks with Sean and their presence on forums, we know them as a small, hardworking team of people who want to make the best product available and push the boundaries of the battery industry. They strive to share knowledge of their product and process, and even more important to us, they are concerned about our environment and giving back to their community. In trade for one of their LiFePO4 batteries, we will be sharing our stories and images through their blog and here on our site as we transition into a more nomadic lifestyle and set off on our journey to travel the Americas.
Tepui Tents makes rad tents. We just don't have enough room on the roof of the van to partake in such radness. Good thing Tepui also makes rad awnings! They've hooked us up with an awning and mosquito netting so we can stay cool and bug-free (or bug less anyway) on our journey (up then) down. We are grateful and excited to display the brand of a company with excellent values, built in overlanding, and always pushing their products to be the best in the outdoor industry. During our interactions, they've always shown a true concern for pleasing the customer, and we can't wait to put this awning to the test of a massive trip through challenging weather and terrain -- so far we wouldn't have survived the north without that mosquito net!
The amazing folks at the Overland Expo West have granted us an International Travelers pass to the Expo, and we've just learned that we were also accepted as a Showcase Vehicle for the Overland Expo West 2018. I have been dreaming of going to the Expo for years, and when the idea of this trip became more solid and found a departure date that lined up pretty close to the Expo, we knew we'd have to take the extra drive down to start it off right, among the thousands of other overlanders in Flagstaff, AZ. Come see us at the expo and swing by the Showcase Vehicle area to chat about all things Delica or 4x4 van.
After a month and some change we decided the once weekly shower wasn't quite cutting it and we reached out to Road Shower to see if we could work out some sort of partnership, and they extended us a discount! There are many options for DIY rooftop showers and I had originally planned on making one out of PVC, but time escaped us with all the other things to do before heading out on the road. The things I like most about the Road Shower 4s are that it's made from aluminum and super solid -- I'm sure it will outlast any PVC setup I could build, the natural solar heating is excellent, and the design is perfect for the small footprint of our roof. It's great for anything where you need some high pressure -- spraying off the van, cleaning feet, washing dishes, and full on warm/hot showers for us (and especially for Nugget)!
be it rare, but occasionally we end up in publications…
the november 2018 issue of fourwheeler magazine mentioned us in a report of the overland expo west 2018. our route was a little less solid then, but cool to see ole bagheera in print!
here’s a sneak peak of the video we put together to go along with her interview: