Hello, I’m Dan and together with my very understanding wife Lisa, we are heading off on a trip around the Americas by motorcycle.
We have done a fair bit of traveling in the past – backpacking through Asia, driving around Australia in a Holden panel van and we toured New Zealand in a Bedford ex-ambulance.
This time around it feels like we are taking on something much bigger (and slightly scary!). We started making plans at the end of 2011 to quit our jobs, sell pretty much everything that we own (as we don’t know where or when we will finish) and get cracking on planning the trip of a lifetime.
We start the trip in Nova Scotia in May 2012 and have a pretty flexible route (not due to a lack of planning of course!) But the idea is to finish off somewhere in South America within 12 months………..maybe
29 years old and working as a Project Surveyor in the construction industry (for a few more weeks anyway!).
Reason for this trip? Having spent time in Asia, Australia and New Zealand and never having visited anywhere in the Americas myself, it seemed like the obvious destination for the next trip! The bike part is more my husbands ‘dream’, but I’m easily persuaded to give up work and go traveling!
Things I will miss? Family, friends and the security of knowing where I’m going to be sleeping each night.
Things I won’t miss? That Monday morning feeling……!
Looking forward to the most? Exploring the USA.
Looking forward to the least? Central American border crossings!!!
32 years old, work in IT for Lotus F1 Team (until May), lover of travel.
Reason for this trip? To fulfill a dream of overland travel on two wheels – simple!
Things I will miss? Family, friends, and things I take for granted – creature comforts, regular income etc…
Things I won’t miss? Living the normal life (yeah that kind of contradicts the one above)
Looking forward to the most? Traveling South America
Looking forward to the least? Border crossing paperwork