An Exploration of Central America by Motorhome.
How a Couple and their Dog Discovered this New World

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We wrote this book (and this web site) to encourage others to explore the fascinating places of Central  America. Central America  is much less developed for camping than Mexico, but nevertheless as novice motorhomers we found it easy to  find camping places that were safe and enjoyable.  We mostly boondocked, but here and in the book we list directions to full or partial service camping places for those who would rather have the security that goes with staying in established camping places (most of these take tent campers as well).  We encourage anyone with new information, or updates to the information here or in our book, to send them to us at  We will post them here.

Please visit our Updates and Links pages for the latest information.

If you are driving to Central America we recommend a) Purchase our book, b) Purchase the Church's book on Camping in Mexico, b) Print our Camping Places Acrobat file which includes an expanded list of camping places and upates c) Check our updates and links pages for up to date resources. 

We recommend the ITMB maps and Footprint Guides. See other useful references

Read Harriet's Article from Motorhome Magazine:  Fire & Water

Read Harriet's Award Winning Article on taking your dog to Panama from Escapees Magazine

Listen to 30 Minute Interview with John & Harriet recorded for KKYX, San Antonio (10 mb)!

See Asia Links for more information on traveling by tour or motorhome in Asia.

Other Travels
Jordon and Egypt We went to the Middle East shortly after the "Arab Spring", in March, 2011. It was an incredible time to go: no tourists, no lines, and the people were overjoyed to see us!  See Harriet's Article for stories and pictures.
India.  Not by motorhome, but Harriet's started a new blog. Check it out.  But you CAN rent a motorhome in India and drive it yourself or chauffered.  Outside of the cities and particularly in Rajistan and the Northwest this would be a great option.  Check this link:
Motorhoming in China and Tibet, Vietnam!  John and Harriet toured China and Tibet by Motorhome in 2007.  See Harriet's 2011 Motorhome Article. For a brief glimpse of our 5000 km RV tour of Yunnan and Tibet see our China page.  You can also read about our 2006 trip to North VietNam!
Check out presentation on "Writing on The Road"
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Camping Places
Planning Your Trip
Border Crossings
Meet Harriet and John
Printing These Pages
Taking Your Dog
Language and Language Schools
Safety and Bribes
Useful References for Your Trip
Going to South America?
What People are Saying
Entire Trip Map
Preview the Book
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