One month ago we set out from Denver for the great wide open wilderness of Alaska. Before leaving, Craig and I conducted considerable research on the last section of road to Prudhoe Bay named the James W. Dalton highway. I found a website with an entire page devoted to the road named The Dalton Highway, â€œThe Haul Road.â€
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Banff is the home to the Canadian Rockies. The sights are amazing. There are hundreds of trails to hike, mountains to climb, rivers to fish and recreation to be had. This little section of the planet is an outdoor lovers dream, and it was a highlight of the expedition for all of us. We spent about five days in Banff and Jasper, and even though I have already been there 4 times, I would go back again in a heartbeat. Enjoy!
After over 30 different people riding along, joining the crew or being our guides, many souls have made up the journey we call The World by Road. Everyone has a different perspective, everyone has a different attitude. The two most recent crew members come with a unique story of how they ended up here. They […]
We were on Whole Wheat Radio a few days ago. It was an amazing time. Jim is one of the coolest characters on the planet, and if you are ever in Talkeetna, I certainly recommend paying Whole Wheat a visit. Also if you like independent music, he has 24 hour streaming music online.
We set off from Denver on the 21st of May and shot straight up to Montana. After a few nights at my friend Allanâ€™s house, we carried on to Canada, through Banff and Jasper. Eventually we made it to a junction just past Prince George, British Colombia for highway 37 north, which took us to Hyder, Alaska and a bunch of other stops on our push up to Fairbanks.
Make sure to listen in at 3pm Alaska time today when we are on the webcast Whole Wheat Radio. It should be an amazing time, we met Jim, the host of the show yesterday. Â He has at least as cool of a story as we do.
Recently I posted the photos from the Jose Cuervo Destileria, which is located in the town of Tequila. Obviously the original seller of tequila in the region is a hot spot, but the town has a ton to offer. There are incredible restaurants, festivals and events nearly every day of the summer, and incredible scenery all around.
Monterrey was a great way to spend our last days in Mexico. Between the Chipinque Hotel looking over the city and my friend Chuyâ€™s hospitality at his adventure center, IBO, we could not have had a better time. The Monterroco Hostel was also a splendid place to stay for a few days. Overall, things really went right while we spent out last days in Mexico before returning to the USA.
After being interviewed for TV, radio, and newspapers in many different places around the world, the bulk of the content about the expedition has been pretty straight forward. Often the questions we are asked are similar, the topics are similar, and the photos or video is somewhat traditional.
Back in Mexico, there is a special town named Tequila. As you all may have guessed, that is where Tequila comes from. It is one of the most charming cities we went to on the entire expedition and the tour of the Jose Cuervo headquarters was impressive to say the least. While you might expect the tour to be just a standard corporate tour coming from the one of the largest liquor brands in the world, it actually had an intimacy that was quite welcoming.