About us


Dean, New Jersey native, co-founded and was the graphic designer for “Day in the Lyfe” street art magazine. This giving countless opportunities to travel and live freely, he now spends as much time on the road as possible. After a 16 month trip, Driving from New Jersey to Argentina with his wife and dog, surfing the Pacific most of the way, Dean now travels, writes, and photographs as much as possible for his blog sardinetaco.com.

Sara grew up in NJ ,but spent most of her adult life NYC. Sara is an Art Therapist who studied at Pratt, and has worked in various areas of social services for over a decade. In 2012 she became a certified yoga instructor. She has a particular interest in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition. She spends her time reflecting, practicing, connecting, creating, and learning. She has a passion for advocacy and assisting others find their voice through creative outlets.

Lupe was 3 years old when she was adopted her from the Jersey City shelter. Now she spends most of her time making friends, (both dog and human) and eating delicious food due to her food allergies. We think she enjoys life on the road as much as we do, but we are unsure due to her lack of speaking English.

16 thoughts on “About us”

  1. Sounds like a wonderful adventure is about to be embarked upon… Good luck and take lots of pictures… Luv u guys 🙂

    1. Thank you for the good wishes, Aunt Theresa. We will definitely be taking lots of pictures! We both hope to write and make art along the way, too. Keep checking our blog for the latest information. Love you.

  2. Lupe, looks like a very nice addition to your family… When you take your Adventure could you send a post card from each place .My grand daughter would love them .She too would love to travel like you one day . She chats with kids from all over the world now. She has lots of friends from other countries ,she enjoys sharing different foods and things with them.. Meranda Parker 1012 Asbury Ave. National Park, NJ 08063 .Be safe and have a great time

    1. Yes, I would love to be in touch with Meranda while on my journey. I am a big advocate of travel. I will be sure to send her some letters/cards from interesting spots while on the road.

  3. I was telling her about your trip and she was all smiles, she is 15 . I know she would love hearing from you and seeing how the different countries are .The kids she talks to now are interested in a America as she is in their countries. But it’s not like the old days where you could be penpals and wait for a letter . And have them send pictures of their home towns ..But she enjoys texting and sometimes talking to them on her cel . She said she would like to start a scrapbook of your journey.. I will print a picture of you and Dean so she can start with that ,And some of the things you are posting ,like your truck and your dog… This will be a nice thing for her to do this summer..

  4. Hey guys, came across your blog as we are stuck in Panama City with our dog. We are having quite the time trying to cross our pup into Colombia, and I just want to forewarn you that flying Lupe might not be a possibility as most airlines will not fly pit bulls older than 8 weeks old. By the time you get here, hopefully you can figure out a way to get on a boat with her (we couldn’t figure it out, but we didn’t try that hard…now I wish we had). Also, check out our tips on taking the cargo ferry when you cross the Sea of Cortés, way better for Lupe! If you need other advice on traveling with your dog, email me. Safe travels! Enjoy Baja! Enjoy everything…!

    1. Hi Stephanie. We really appreciate the heads up, and for sure keep us updated if you can. Now we are looking into going from Panama to Ecuador because of the anti pit thing in Columbia. Let us know what you wind up doing. Thanks -Dean and Sara

  5. Sounds like an amazing adventure. I’ve been following you guys on Instagram. Keep the updates coming! My husband and I are planning a US/Canada based adventure in the next year or so and have been getting our Taco ready – so it has been fun seeing your progress.

    1. Thanks Errol, We are moving to Cape Cod so we wont be back to JC for a bit. Thanks for following the blog, its good to see people interested in our travels. More to come, stay tuned…

  6. Hi there. I ran across a comment you left on another blog which led me here. I haven’t had much time to do much reading yet but am excited to do so. I’m driving from Portland to Panama, possibly Colombia this fall/winter and am harvesting important info. I’d be eternally grateful if you’d send me a PM so I could pick your brain a bit. Thanks a million!

  7. “La Mano de Dios” in Atacama..I was there on august 2013 by car too.
    Hello people, I´m from Brazil my name is Charles Costa and I found your blog when I was looking for another stuff. So, I would like to know how you get pass across Panama and Colombia. Did you have some problem in this countries?

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