Joe and Josée’s Journey started in 2014 when we decided that life was to short and that we wanted to see the world while we were still young and healthy. But how, was the question! We had to find a way to travel, that we could afford and that was relatively comfortable. It all came together when we saw a You Tube Video on Facebook about a German couple that had originally left for an 18 month road trip through Africa and was still on the road 23 years later. EUREKA! That’s when we discovered a new word that would open the doors to a whole new world: OVERLAND. It was tailor-made for us. Since Joe was already retired, I quit my job! We put our dream home for sale, sold and gave everything we owned and registered for the OVERLAND EXPO EAST in Asheville NC in September 2014. We took a bunch of classes, met wonderful people but mostly we got inspired and it confirmed that we were not crazy. Our house sold in January of 2015 and we put a deposit on our new home, a V1 XPCamper. There was no turning back!
We left Florida on May 5, 2015, our first journey took us through the Americas following (with as many detours as possible) the Pan-American Highway from Alaska to Argentina. (2015-2020)
In March 2020, when the Covid-19 Pandemic hit we were in Brazil, we cut our American journey short and shipped our truck camper back to the US.
After selling our beloved Silver and taking a US Road trip with our three grand children we traded our truck camper for two carryon suitcases and flew to Turkey where we stayed three months before moving on to Egypt …
Joe Parsons, born in Philadelphia, PA, USA. I have been retired since 2008 after a long career in law enforcement. Lover of life, people, dogs and red wine
Josée Larocque Parsons. I grew up in a small town in Quebec, Canada. I got the travel bug when I was 12 years old, the summer my mom took me on a 3 week trip to Spain and Morocco. Travel was the one thing throughout my life I could never get enough of, being able to fulfill a lifelong dream of traveling the world has made me the happiest I have ver been.