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Cruising South Team

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Cruising South Team

 

About Me

Welcome! This page is dedicated to all things related to my overland adventure from Alaska to Patagonia, Chile beginning in June of 2016 and lasting until sometime in early 2017.  

My name is Joshua Gaastra and I was born in Switzerland and grew up on Maui, Hawaii. I grew up hearing my parent's stories about their world travels and it left me with a deep passion for exploring new places. I moved to California three years ago to earn my undergraduate degree and compete in swimming at the collegiate level. Last Fall, I spent a semester in Shanghai, China studying the language and traveling throughout the country. 

Upon my return to the U.S., I caught an extreme travel itch and could not wait to find my next adventure. I heard many stories about South America and have always wanted to see Alaska with my own eyes. So a few months ago I committed to my plan to travel down South, purchased my Toyota Land Cruiser, and immediately knew I found the right vehicle to take on this kind of excursion. And with graduation right around the corner, I feel ready to put my energy into something crazy like this. I know this trip will redefine what adventure really means to me!

 
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Fellow Travelers


Fellow Travelers

Fellow Travelers


Fellow Travelers

Having an idea for a trip and actually doing it are two different things. I could not have made it this far without the help of family and friends. Some of these wonderful people will also be joining me on the road. 

Chad Webster

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KATY FETTERS

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New friends along the way

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