It started as a four-month trip to get out of the rainy Portland winter. Just a camper van jaunt down the coast from Portland to San Diego, my wife and I declared. We had no idea we’d end up traveling for two and a half years.
During this adventure-filled time, we mountain biked all over the western U.S., parked the van and bicycle toured an unsupported 7,000 miles through 14 countries, lived in New York City for a month, volunteered at a farm animal sanctuary, and studied Spanish in Mexico. All those things followed a simple decision to leave on a journey and break out of the usual.