The World Record-Breaking Travels of Zapp Family Around The World

Recent photo of Zapp Family in Japan (2010)
Recent photo of Zapp Family in Japan (2010)

Living A Dream

First, they were two...now they are already six;  those rambunctious children, eager to travel the world with their parents. Yes, that's possible with Herman and Candelaria (or simply Cande) Zapp who hail from Argentina but braved to travel the world since January 23, 2000.

The big question being posed by curious public is: "What prompted them to travel the whole world?" The couple's answer is always summed up as: "It's just one wish, a wild one, from Argentina to travel the whole world."

Ten years later, with a portfolio of more than40 nations (South America, US and Canada) covered and visited, with the help of their reliable 1928 Graham Paige model car from England, the couple along with the four kids (Pampa, Tehue--the first two boys, Paloma--the only daughter & Wallaby--the youngest boy), the couple braved the challenges of their travels through land roads, water routes and air (turbulence and all).

Right now (as of this writing, Nov. 22, 2010), they're here in the Philippines for a two-month adventure starting from the northern part of Luzon, meeting new friends, learning the languae and culture of Filipinos. The public, including me, started taking notice and interest at the enthusiasm of this Zapp family.

They'll be discovering more about Asia for two years. When asked about their future plans, the couple opined that they'll be planning to retire if their eldest son, Pampa reaches the age of ten to have a formal schooling along with his brothers and sister.

The couple sell paintings, and promote their book about their adventure, Spark Your Dream, plus their travelogue on their website, www.sparkyourdream.net. I followed the link and found their website at: www.argentinalaska.com. I also joined their public page on Facebook, Spark Your Dream, and posted there that I'm doing a hub about their travels.

According to their friend and supporter Joe Riley, the couple are able to turned their wild wish into reality because of their drive to do so, even with a meager income to support their travels.

So, even if your not rich by money, you can be richer with all the memories (reaching new places and mingling with newfound friends0 by truly immersing and discovering the links of the peoples of this world, through the diversities of cultures that make each nation unique in the eyes of the Zapp family.

Truly, each one of us can fulfill our dreams if we start it NOW!


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Herman & Candelaria Zapp of ArgentinaROAD TRIP: Herman and Candy Zapp with their children, Pampa, 8, born in the United States, Tehue, 5, born in Argentina, Paloma, 3, born in Canada, and Wallaby, 2 yrs. old, born in Australia, are travelling in Grampa, a 1928 Graham Paige (22Nov2010). Meet the traveling family covering more than 40 countries around the world; The ZAPPs!!!The growing Zapp family way back  2003
Herman & Candelaria Zapp of Argentina
Herman & Candelaria Zapp of Argentina | Source
ROAD TRIP: Herman and Candy Zapp with their children, Pampa, 8, born in the United States, Tehue, 5, born in Argentina, Paloma, 3, born in Canada, and Wallaby, 2 yrs. old, born in Australia, are travelling in Grampa, a 1928 Graham Paige (22Nov2010).
ROAD TRIP: Herman and Candy Zapp with their children, Pampa, 8, born in the United States, Tehue, 5, born in Argentina, Paloma, 3, born in Canada, and Wallaby, 2 yrs. old, born in Australia, are travelling in Grampa, a 1928 Graham Paige (22Nov2010). | Source
Meet the traveling family covering more than 40 countries around the world; The ZAPPs!!!
Meet the traveling family covering more than 40 countries around the world; The ZAPPs!!! | Source
The growing Zapp family way back  2003
The growing Zapp family way back 2003 | Source

Living a Dream a la Zapp Family

The willingness to chase and accomplish their dreams...this is the mantra that they kept on burning after more than ten years of travels starting from three American continents, the South (starting from Argentina), the Central and North (USA, & Canada).

Tres Americas, that was the couple's first goal. Accomplishing that within three years, an added incidentals awaken them to reality to continue: their growing family, starting with the firstborn son, Pampa. Why not travel the whole world, instead of America. I'm sure the 1928 Graham Paige vintage car will just honk for approval.

Atrapa Tu Sueno was translated into a 450+ pages of Spark Your Dream that continue to help them accomplish their dream.

Good job, beautiful house and happy life...but there's more  adventures that await them to literally see the whole world. They momentarily left those 'three things' behind to start a family on the road and an old car as their home! (Wow!)

More and more people around the world are recognizing their exemplary achievements. News about them focused on their adventures.

I can say that they're the richest family in the whole world to date! With the loving family and friends back home, winning new friends along the way...what more could they ask for?! Divine intervention? I'm sure, God is with them since the start of their journey, 10 years ago.

Zapp Travels (2000 - onwards)

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A markerBuenos Aires, Argentina -
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
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The starting point of Zapp's travels

B markerAlaska -
Alaska, USA
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Their most important stop during the first three years of Zapp's travels

C markerCanada -
Canada
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Part of Tres America's destination c/o Herman & Cande Zapp

D markerOceania -
Australia
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A very memorable stop as Cande delivered her youngest son, Wallaby

E markerAsia -
Asia
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The Zapp family intends to travel Asia for two years. They had their recent stop in Japan and right now, Philippines (as of 22Nov2010)

Familia Zapp TV Australiana 2009 Marzo c/o atrapatusuenio1

Dreams can never be realized if the dreamer will not pursue or move to fulfill it. Like the Zapp family, you and I can make our dreams come true if we will make plans to do it. It should be coupled with enthusiasm to make it tangible as we struggle to make it as part of your life's history. Personal satisfaction can be felt once you achieve it.

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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Good information from you. I really love to know their passion on travel around the world. Great family. I am so happy to read this hub. Thanks for share with us. Good work, my friend. Rating up.

Prasetio


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

Thanks, Prasetio. You can also like their Facebook account for a more concise information.


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ThussaysNanaMarie 5 years ago from In my oyster

Oh how I envy you!


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@ThussaysNanamarie: Who? Me? I'm sure you envy the Zapp family, that's what you mean. Any plans like world-trotting family?


laila 5 years ago

we met these people from our vacation at pamplona cagayan valley, they were not that comfortable. we have some shot. i want to share a copies for them.


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@laila: Living and traveling with that vintage car, it must be tough to do it since 2000. If you want to share some shots, you can e-mail me at . I can also add it here on my hub. Thank you so much. :D


lie_les 5 years ago

It was so fantastic... They proven that our dreams may come true if we just add passion and determination on it.When I read the article in one newspper,I'm so glad..then I learn a lot.. Like " Don't be afraid if something might happened, be afraid that nothing will happen. Simple yet but true.


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@lie_les: Yes, the couple accomplished so many things, that we, spectators didn't yet. They have already a book, offspring. The world is really their official home.


fareed 5 years ago

good information.


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@fareed: Thanks for the read!


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@superhubber:Yes, traveling can heal all our heartaches away!


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amazingkym 5 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

Hi..I'm so glad reading ur hub, Zapp family is trully an inspiration. :)


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@amazingkym: Thanks for being inspired upon reading about the Zapp family.Their mission in life is unsurpassed these days!


busyokology 5 years ago

i got a copy of their book last April and i'm really amazed by their courage to live their dream.


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@busyokology: Yes, and to note that they're living in menial means with their kids. People in the countries they've visited were helpful of course. They were so moved with the perseverance of this couple that they often lend assistance wherever they go.


Jacqueline Ryan 4 years ago

My husband and i met this Family in Agonda South Goa. I tought the children how to play a ball game. What a lovely Family.


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travel_man1971 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@Jacqueline Ryan: Wow! Lucky for you meeting them in person.

I'm still following their progress. And it never stops to fascinate me how they can hurdle all the troubles they usually meet along the way.


sagar 4 years ago

hie this is sagar from india ,mumbai im very very excited to meeet this family because this family is staying near by me & i m to much excited to meet them because right now they r at mumbai borivali near waterkingdom


francis pillai 4 years ago

May God Bless the family n guide them in the unique dream to travel around the world.. When i read their profile i found that they have a unique thought to know about different culture but when i really thought in depth i found that the family is making us realise that we are Human first and the culture follows latter.. I would like to spread there view to many and also tell about this website to many.. God bless


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travel_man1971 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@sagar: Wow! It's great you see them up-close.

They visited the Philippines last year. I just saw them in the news and prompted me to write a hub dedicated to this amazing family.


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travel_man1971 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@francis pillai: I agree with you. This family could easily travel the world because they believe.

Thanks for spreading the news about the Zapp Family.


Mike Hawthorn 3 years ago

It was great to see them pull up at the car park at super spar in Port Edward South Africa today i hope they enjoy their stay. they must be aware of the bad potholes on the South African roads especially with the wooden spokes. good Luck


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travel_man1971 3 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

Mike Hawthorn: Wow! How time flies. When I wrote this hub, the family did stop here in the Philippines and visited the main islands of Luzon, traveling the north or Ilocos region and busy streets of Manila.


Caylee 3 years ago

Wow its 2013 now and there still going!!!! They are in South Africa now in the Western Cape about 5-6 hours away from Cape Town. They are staying at my friends houes at the moment and have travled in SA for about 6 months and are going to Stay for 2 more! These photographs are amazing and this family knows what it takes to travel.


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travel_man1971 3 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@Caylee: Good for you to meet them personally! Send my regards to them, too!

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