Really, it’s not that difficult. We know we will be going south and we know we are hoping to make it all the way down to Panama. We have the van, we have the time and we have each other. The short route is 7 952 km each direction and looks like this:We are toying with the idea of going up to Yukon and Alaska, which are new areas to the both of us. It would provide us with great opportunities to see bears and other wildlife, test the van’s camper facilites and go fishing. This route adds several km to the trip as this route is listed as 17 643 km one way, so the decision requires a bit of thought.