Mark Twain is quoted as saying, “travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” A life without travel is a life without “broad, wholesome, charitable views of men.” It’s a popular quote, and in a paradoxical way, we travelers like to throw it around as proof of our worldly superiority over you closed-minded stayers. But […]

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First, a thank you to all who helped spread the word, offer advice, and wish me well. Thank you also to the dedicated police of Chile. They recovered the bike after it was abandoned in a street in less than 24 hours. It was of course without all of my equipment, electronics, tools, and gear. […]

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