You are probably wondering "What the hell means Un pneu plus loin? It’s actually a play on word. The actual French expression is Un petit peu plus loin and means “a little bit further”. We just replaced peu by pneu, which means “tire”. Our blog is the story of a dream that we turned into a project. The dream to drive all the way down the Pan-American Highway in order to discover all the beautiful countries it goes through and to reach two of the most famous places of our planet: Alaska and Patagonia. This dream has come true: after 2 years of preparation, we have been living on the road since May 2022 with our Jeep, an expedition vehicle equipped to hit the most remote roads. Meet the team now!
My husband Rémi likes when things are well done. With him, you can always be sure that everything is always perfectly planned, so that failure is not an option, and nor is imperfection. He is this kind of person that reads all the previous consumers comments before hitting “buy”, that checks the Street View of Google Maps before going to the place and that checks the amount of stock needed before pouring it in the soup. Rémi is also a pro of orientation and he likes to remind me that he obtained top marks at this class. Therefore he will be the GPS, the compass and the Maps.me of that travel. He will also be the main driver of JP. He can indeed drive the beast as no one and is able to park in narrow places where “it will never fit”, according to Nat. Passionate of photography, he is the one that takes all these beautiful pics in this blog. He also like to take picture of Natacha when she expects it the least and is the champion to grasp that precise moment when she has the most funny face.
Natacha is not a pro in orientation and she is the one sighing behind Rémi’s back when he is reading all these comments. More impulsive and impatient, she says “not matter” when there is nothing left to eat in the fridge and that Rémi is starving, and “take that way” when she is holding the GPS and that Rémi is asking “Where do I go?”. “Which way exactly?”. She likes unexpected things and improvisation, but not too much. That’s why she takes the time to carefully check a bus itinerary before taking it, but as she is a bit dreamy, she still manages to hop on the bus going in the opposite direction. Or to miss it. Or to take the wrong one. Anyway. She likes writing. It’s incidentally her job. But this is out of pleasure and passion that she writes every article of this blog, in order to share the adventures Rémi and her are living on the road. She also likes to take pics when she feels inspired. But Rémi will have to retouch the horizon so to make it looks straight.
Our Jeep’s name is JP. It’s yours to decide whether it’s rather Jean-Philippe, Jean-Paul ou Jean-Pascal. As every Jeep that proudly carries this name, JP likes mud, dust and challenges. He is incidentally the best to cover itself of dirt as soon as he leaves the carwash, and we are always veeery happy about it... As a true Quebecois, he also likes to have fun in the snow, and the more snow, the more fun! He is a bit temperamental and he may have some trouble to turn on when it’s too cold outside. But well, when it’s -13°F (-25°C) outside, who could be mad at him? When we get him, he had known neither trails nor adventures. Now, he is just dreaming about resting a little bit! But no worries, we take great care of him, as JP is at the same time our means of transport and our home. He is supposed to take us to the end of the world while carrying all our life. A great deal of a challenge for him!