About Us / Our route

Welcome to Tales of the Pan Am and thanks for visiting!

About Us

Our idea to see  and explore Mexico, Central  and South America started innocently. Initially we thought we’d buy some Land Rovers, take a few months to a year off work and travel, overlanding and camping. Who knew we could combine our need for travel, exploration, fun and a way for family, friends and now clients to experience Central America and South America up close and personal. Initially we started our trips camping in roof top tents, now we have fully enclosed truck campers.

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Our route

Travelling in high quality, custom-designed expedition vehicles, and staying in a combination of pleasant hotels and campsites, we love the great outdoors.  From national parks, ancient ruins, boat trips and trekking, we’ll be exploring it all and you can easily  you can easily follow us along the way.
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Our travels throughout Central and South America take in everything from jungles bursting with wildlife, active Volcanoes, remote villages, Mayan-Inca-Mapucha and more ruins, pristine beaches and wonderful markets. Discover atmospheric colonial cities and explore temples of ancient civilizations like Tikal, Palenque and Copán. Bask on the broad white sands of Caribbean, Atlantic and Pacific beaches. We’ll visit colorful highland markets, salsa the night away and delve into the wild green areas of  Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize and Costa Rica, Ecuador, Chile and more. Central and South America is filled with mystery, tradition and outdoor adventures in abundance.
Who we are
Tammy &  Bernard Barbour. Tammy is a graduate of the University of Tennessee  and the University of Florida. Tammy Barbour’s first career immediately out of graduate school was in the aerospace industry in research and development. With her desire for more freedom she left the engineering field after a few years and became a successful Realtor first in Michigan and then in Georgia and South Carolina. And now after almost 15 years as a Realtor, the desire for the outdoors and adventure had led her to her final career change: outdoor expeditions. She is eager to begin their next grand adventure. Her goal is to explore every country in Central and South America over the next few years and hopes to meet lots of like-minded adventurous folks along the way.
Bernard is a U.S. Army veteran having served in the military for many years as a combat photographer. He gained a multitude of knowledge in survival, and traversing off-road. His experience spans the globe taking him to numerous countries. The adventurous type, he is always travelling and leading expeditions, sight-seeing, off-roading, and surviving the elements. His charismatic and can do attitude makes him an excellent guide and host. Bernard is a passionate, kind individual with a heart for people. He is lively, and people enjoy his presence. He brings smiles to all who meet him, with his infectious laugh. He happily volunteers with the children’s Special Olympics each year, providing encouragement and joy to the children who participate.
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Scott & Angela Woodhams have been married for 14 years. They always planned on travelling once their son graduated. They are members of local off-road clubs, have owned and operated several off-road vehicles for over 15 years. They are always seeking new adventures and are known for their spontaneity. Often deciding to take a trip at the last-minute.  One such notable trip was travelling from Augusta Georgia to Anchorage Alaska in a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Many years of experience driving, off-roading, repairing vehicles, and their love of the outdoors has groomed them to provide a smooth expedition experience for their clients.
 From a young age, Scott Woodhams has had a God-given passion for the hungry and homeless. His mother tells of a story when he was a child himself, watching a commercial asking for donations to feed hungry children. After hearing the need, he said “I want to give them my food”. Ever since, he has made an effort to help anyone in need that he comes into contact with. Often times when seeing someone holding a sign, stating they are hungry, he will turn around and bring them back a meal. Travelling to Central America offers the opportunity to encounter many children and the needy. We plan to work with orphanages, churches, charitable organizations, and individuals who can benefit from our labor, advice, encouragement, and prayers.

Angela Woodhams has had a heart for children, particularly those without parents, in orphanages and foster homes, since a young age. She has hosted as a foster parent, and provided love and encouragement to children that she meets. She likes to see the children gain self-confidence and feel the love that they desperately seek. She has selflessly volunteered her time and labor at a local charity organization picking up food for the needy. She is looking forward to contributing to organizations and the people we meet in Central America.

All 0f us are committed to giving back in any required capacity, including manual labor, support, prayers, financial, and encouragement as deemed appropriate. This expedition will be enjoyable, eye opening, and satisfying, as the team sets out to do what they have been called to do, “Serve People”. The roads will lead through many towns, country’s and lives. We hope to make a positive impact on everyone we meet.

Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.

We hope you will follow us as we begin this life changing journey!

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Comments
  1. Rachel evans says:

    WOW, you guys are really awesome! No wonder I haven’t seen you guys around Augusta lately, you’ve been trotting the world! I want to join you guys, send me some info!

  2. revans64 says:

    WOW, you guys are awesome!!! No wonder I haven’t seen you guys around, you’ve been trotting the Globe. I want to do this one day.

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