We will be asking this question a lot over the next couple of months as we try to figure out what we want to see, do and experience on this crazy road trip we have decided to undertake - on a motorcycle no less.
One thing we do know though, is we want to take as many back roads as possible. The less busy, the more windy, beat-up the better. We want to escape the madness of the cities and reconnect with nature - be it the red rocks of the Southwest, the swamps of the South or the forested hills of the Northeast.
We are undertaking this wild adventure on a motorcycle. Which neither of us really have experience with*. This should be fun.
*Unless you count criss-crossing Thailand on a moped or navigating our way to Macchu Picchu on a rented dirt bike.
Why are we doing this?
Because we have been living in a megacity and sitting in traffic for waaaay too long. We have lost our spark, our creativity and our overall happiness to some degree. We realized quickly that city life is not right for us, at least not right now. After taking a good hard look at ourselves and our situation we decided it just wasn't worth it. We are too young, with way too little commitments tying us down, to hang up the towel just yet and become "suburbanites."
So we are selling pretty much everything we own. Buying a motorcycle. And hitting the road. Where to? We don't exactly know. While we have a basic list of things we want to see (Organ Pipe Cactus NM, White Sands National Park and Joshua Tree) it is nowhere complete. And that is what is so exciting - we don't have a schedule, an itinerary. We have a motorcycle, Google Maps (maybe) and a whole lot of gumption.
What you will find here.
Probably a lot of rambling, a fair helping of lame dad jokes and (hopefully) some useful information. No one would ever say we "over-prepare" for a trip. We are very much fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants kind of travelers. But that does not mean you have to be.
The goal of this site is to inform and inspire you to get out and explore, no matter what that might mean.
So peruse our writings, check out our Instagram page and hop on over to our Youtube channel to really see how dorky we can be :)