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New Cruiser: Expeditions

The travels of an all aluminum Land Cruiser and its owners…

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Welcome to New Cruiser: Expeditions

We are a 30-something Canadian couple with a passion for travelling and exploring. We designed and built our all-aluminum Land Cruiser and officially put it on the road in 2002. Since then, we have completed a number of small and large expeditions with the truck ... with more planned for the future! This site documents the New Cruiser's construction, equipment and modifications, as well as our travels.

First Time Here?

Welcome and thanks for coming. If you saw the truck driving around somewhere and want to know more, then look at the Truck on the right navigation pane. If you want to keep track of our travels or read about our past adventures, click on the Expeditions link.

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Recent Posts

Written by Raenelle on Friday, March 20, 2009

We flew to the small Amazonian town of Rurrenabaque, Bolivia to explore the Amazon. We met some wonderful travellers on the flight, so we all decided to stick together and book a group tour.  We had a great time together.  Thanks Rachel & Tom, Lea & Sarah, and Taylor & Mackenzie for some wonderful memories. [...]

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Written by Raenelle on Friday, March 20, 2009

Eager to reach Bolivia, we zipped past Lake Titicaca and dashed for the Bolivia border.  But, we were stopped one last time by the Peruvian police, and also had to navigate our way through a protest, where the people of the town had covered the highway with large rocks and broken glass to prevent traffic [...]

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Written by Raenelle on Tuesday, January 13, 2009

there seems to be only one brand of toilet paper … it has small yellow puppies imprinted on it diesel is called “petroleo” the ceviche (raw seafood marinated in lime juice) on the northern coast is “to-die-for” the police like to stop us … alot!  Federal police, municipal police, highway police, you name it! we [...]

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Robin and Raenelle. Robin & Raenelle live in Vancouver, British Columbia. Robin is a civil engineer and Raenelle is a biologist. For us, life is a balance between pursuing our careers at home, and exploring the world during extended time off. Our travel interests include: connecting with local people; exploring remote places; relaxing on deserted beaches; local cuisine; wildlife and ecosystems; photography; and generally taking the road less travelled. Robin seldom travels without his hammock. Raenelle seldom travels without her binoculars.