meet the wageneers
meet the wageneers
We're Jeremy and Elise, the duo behind The Wageneers. We met in a wilderness skills class and have been going on adventures ever since. We live to climb, camp, hike, bike, surf, and ski. This is our first overland expedition. We're excited to share our stories with you!
Elise Schultheis and her partner, Jeremy, are overlanding to the end of the earth: San Francisco, California to Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina. They’re traveling in a 1991 Geländewagen (German for “off-road car”) they call Glenda. Since hitting the road Elise and Jeremy have begun documenting their journey as The Wageneers.
We talked to Elise about how her past influenced her decision to hit the road (her mother was one of the first female Asian-American Park Rangers) and we learned a little about her work with South American start-ups and life on the road so far.
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meet glenda (Our Home)
The call for a big adventure has always captivated us. After bouncing around a few different ideas, we decided on a (very) long road trip to the ends of the earth.
We're traveling overland for the freedom to get off the beaten path and to connect with places and people more deeply. Having a home on wheels gives us the flexibility to explore at our own pace and move slowly through countries. As outdoorsy souls, we plan to spend the majority of our time exploring wild places on foot, on bike, on rope, and on (surf)board.
We departed in late October from San Francisco, California to begin our journey through different national parks in the American West. After several weeks of exploring America's wild places, we shipped our car from Texas to Colombia in early December. While the exact route through the rest of South America is still being finalized, we will ultimately stick to the west coast of South America ending up in the Patagonia region of southern Chile. From Patagonia we will head northeast into Argentina, ending in Buenos Aires.