Dispatches from the Road

Ep. 17 – Argentina and Back to the U. S.

Ushuaia, Argentina to Miami, Florida In this episode, I make a U-turn in Ushuaia and start my journey back to the United States along the long, straight, cold, and windy Ruta 3 in Argentina. In Buenos Aires, I make arrangements to ship my moto to Miami, familiar territory. And for ...
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Ep. 16 – Chile to the End of the World

Tacna, Peru to Ushuaia, Argentina In this episode, I traverse the length of Chile, cross into Argentina and make my way to “El Fin del Mundo,” the end of the world.  The further south, the colder and windier it got, but after arriving in Ushuaia, I was overcome with emotion ...
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Ep. 15 – Ecuador and Peru Part 2

Quito, Ecuador to Tacna, Peru In this episode, after a month exploring the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador and the Sacred Valley in Perú with Tracy, I set off to explore these two great countries by motorcycle.  The two countries are side by side, yet so different in many ways. Keeping ...
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Ep. 14 – Ecuador and Peru Part 1

Pasto, Colombia to Quito, Ecuador In this episode, I finally made my way out of beautiful Colombia and into amazing Ecuador.  Once there, Tracy catches up with me and, basing ourselves out of Quito for a month, explore together the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador and the Sacred Valley of Peru ...
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Ep. 13 – Beautiful Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia to Pasto, Colombia In this episode, I spent six weeks exploring beautiful Colombia.  Colombia is a gorgeous, safe, proud, first-world country full of incredible people and scenery.  Much like my account of Mexico, I am sure I’ll not be able to do it proper justice. But, I’ll try ...
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Ep. 12 – Crossing the Darien Gap

Panama City, Panama to Cartagena, Colombia In this episode, my moto and I cross the Darien Gap, between Panama and Colombia. My chosen mode of transport? The mighty Sailing Vessel Stahlratte. It was an amazing adventure and maybe the very best time I have had on my trip so far ...
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Ep. 11 – Exploring Central America

Chetumal, Mexico to Panama City, Panama In this episode, I make my way into Central America, entering Belize and ending in Panama City, crossing seven borders. I had both a nasty bout with Zika and a motorcycle accident in Guatemala. But, I managed to love every place along the way ...
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Ep. 10 – Adventuring into Mexico

San Diego, California to Chetumal, Mexico In this episode, for the first time on my trip, I really ventured into unknown territory. Gone were the feelings of safety and security as I entered Mexico. But, after three weeks there, I learned my conceptions were completely wrong about this beautiful country ...
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Ep. 9 – Into the Southwest U.S. Part Two

Farmington, New Mexico to San Diego, California In this episode, I continue my journey exploring more of the southwest United States. Several times, I questioned my patriotism for never having visited some of these amazing places before, such as Bryce Canyon and Zion, that were right in my own backyard ...
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Ep. 8 – Into the Southwest U. S. Part One

Seattle, Washington to Farmington, New Mexico In this episode, I spend some time in Seattle recovering from the Alaska leg before heading east (via airplane) for my Brother’s Navy retirement and to move all of my possessions, via UHaul, back to Seattle. Then, I was off exploring the western U.S ...
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Ep. 7 – South to Seattle

Deadhorse, Alaska to Seattle, Washington In this episode, I survive a very nasty Dalton Highway from Deadhorse to Fairbanks. At one point, I was stopped dead in my tracks from radiators clogged thick with mud. Then, heading south via the Cassiar Highway, I witness more awesome beauty of British Colombia ...
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Ep. 6 – North to Alaska Part 2

Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Deadhorse, Alaska In this episode, I make my way up the Alaska Highway, passing into the Yukon and crossing the Top of the World and Taylor Highways into Chicken, Alaska. Then, north to Fairbanks where I took on the Dalton Highway, making it into Deadhorse ...
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Ep. 5 – North to Alaska Part 1

Seattle, Washington to Dawson Creek, British Columbia In this episode, I start by relaxing in Seattle, then head east to Montana and north up the Alaska Highway. After meeting some new friends in Canmore, I visited Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway, awed by the beauty of the Canadian Rockies ...
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Ep. 4 – Crossing a Continent

Nova Scotia to Seattle In this episode, I am back on the continent after visiting beautiful Newfoundland. I stop in at the Horizons Unlimited Meeting in Ontario and at the Touratech Rally outside of Seattle, visiting several national and state parks along the way in the United States and Canada ...
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Ep. 3 – Push to Newfoundland

Selbyville, Delaware to Newfoundland, Canada In this episode, I make a mad dash through New England toward Nova Scotia, hoping to catch my scheduled ferry over to Newfoundland. Once on the island, I feel like I am on a different planet – a breathtakingly beautiful planet full of the friendliest ...
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Ep. 2 – Family and Friends

Chesapeake, Virginia to Selbyville, Delaware In this episode, I head out on the road after nearly a year of preparations. Leaving for my trip ended up being a lot harder than I thought it would be. Jeez, really, 18 months on the road! Are you mad?? Maybe a little, maybe ...
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Ep. 1 – And I’m Off! An Introduction to Me and My Trip

Chesapeake, Virginia In this episode, I provide an introduction to me and my trip, a trip through the Americas, covering 60K miles through 20 countries over 18 months. I want to explore new places, learning about life firsthand in these faraway places. I go with an open mind and heart ...
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