"Follow Your Bliss: Road Trip into Mexico and Central America"

At the start of 2014, my wife, our dog and me hit the road full-time to explore Mexico and Central America.

This book describes our experiences traveling from the United States into Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and finally Panama, all the way south to the Panama Canal.  We had a heck of a time!
On our 150-day road trip, we encountered beautiful colonial cities, volcanoes, beaches, great food, friendly and welcoming locals; as well as corrupt officials, immigration issues and other assorted problems one comes across on a road trip.

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The book includes:
- How we prepared for the trip: RV choice, gear, insurance, security
- Descriptions of locations we visited throughout Mexico and Central America
- Our campsites throughout Mexico and Central America, including GPS coordinates and altitude information
- Travel recommendations and resources
- My favorite travel photography from the trip

 

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>>> BOOK REVIEWS <<<

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"This book is a feast for the undecided traveler. It leads us on a journey to places unknown, with descriptions of sandy beaches, lush jungles, shimmering waterfalls and ancient ruins. You can read about tegogolos and if they are worth eating, an opinion on the best beer in Central America and the joys of discovering new foods and traditions. Jorn's journey from Mexico to Panama, and back again, is described with an authenticity that makes you yearn for your own adventure. As well as detailing the trip the book includes practical advice on how you too could make this type of adventure a reality. Tips on gear needed, border crossings/customs requirements and even budgeting make this an invaluable book for anyone with a yearning for the road. As an added bonus the book also contains many beautiful photographs that were taken along the way. The wonders of the natural and the man made have been captured in exquisite detail to compliment the text." - Rachel, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

"I purchased this book and found it to be outstanding in detail and great photographs of the adventure they took into Central America. Jorn has included such fine detail of all the areas he visited....all I can say is WOW! Great book Jorn ... I will recommend it to all my friends." - Photographer Duane Starr, Calgary, Canada

"I had the privilege of spending time with Jorn while photographing, or more often waiting to photograph, grizzlies, wolves, and other critters in Alaska. His story of leaving his career and home to have more fulfilling adventures with his wife and dog was inspiring. Learning about his excursion south of the border was also quite interesting. Follow Your Bliss provides a excellent review of his journey and lessons learned along the way that should interest both travelers and those who dream of traveling.  
Most of the book is in the form of a first person travel log through Mexico and Central America. Stops along the way include coordinates/distance, camping info, and first hand experiences with the local culture, cities, attractions, and nature. The narrative includes many tips ranging from useful to humorous (who knew apple juice fixed traffic tickets?). Both positives and negatives are included along with thoughts on when and how to visit regions and attractions. This provides a more interesting and personal look at traveling through the region than a typical guide.  
There are also sections which provide useful information on vehicle and camper considerations, budgeting, traveling with pets, border crossing and permits, safety, photography, gear, and other concerns. One of the best aspects of the book is Jorn's philosophy on travel which is woven through the tips and travel narrative. He advises and demonstrates the advantages of taking the time to venture off the beaten path, avoiding typical tourist/traveler traps, and letting the land and people take you on unplanned adventures along the way.  
If book's words weren't enough to convince you to pack up and travel then the plentiful photos might do the trick." - 
Photographer Kenneth Kearney, Bellingham, Washington, U.S.A.

"I've always been fascinated by those who have the courage to quit everything and follow their dreams. If you are like me and just feel that you can't, let yourself be guided by this wonderful journey and realize that you actually CAN! The well chosen words make you feel that you have been discovering the places with them, and the pictures are all worth to be framed (I actually did frame one for my living room!). What impressed me the most is the attention to details, and more importantly, the tips that you learn to prepare such a trip. All in one, it is a very educational and inspiring piece, a ticket to a travel through your imagination with the goal to incite you to just quit everything yourself and follow your bliss. I certainly now want to!!! Highly recommended!" - Vanessa, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

"This book teaches us about our life priorities. We should always travel. This is all about life! Awesome!" - Lisandro, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

 

   Colorful Camping

  Our bright-colored RV fits right into the colorful surroundings.  February 2014, Guanajuato, Mexico.

 

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