Detour by Design brings to you the beauty of pressing pause on life to truly live. It shares our adventures as we drive the Americas (from northern Canada to Southern Patagonia).

This site shares our lessons from the road: documenting our experiences and adventures, our route, our research, and the costs. It is a place for us - but we'd welcome you to enjoy it too -  to capture stories of our travels,  exploring our journey from pausing life on the corporate ladder,  to minimising our lives to living in a Toyota 4Runner + CVT Rooftop tent on the road for two years, then rejoining the western world. 

Whether you are planning a trip of your own, or simply want to follow our journey we hope you enjoy Detour by Design.


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