In search Of the great unknown
Travel has always been a big part of my life. As a kid, my family moved a lot due to the nature of my father’s work (Marine Biologist working for the United Nations). I was born in Galway, Ireland but we moved to Cape Town, South Africa when I was about 3. 2 years later we moved to Windhoek, Namibia where we lived for about 7 years before we returned back to Ireland.
Since I’ve ventured into the professional world, I’ve lived in London (8 months) and currently reside in New York where I’ve been for 4 years. Maybe it was my nomad childhood but it would seem I can’t keep still in one place for long. I don’t know if it’s itchy feet or just a hunger to keep things fresh and chase new experiences. I guess I’m still figuring that out for myself.
I’ve always been a travel enthusiast and relished every opportunity I’ve had to travel. It’s something I told myself I would stay true to because of the profound cultural learning experience one takes from it. It’s eye-opening, horizon-broadening and just straight up incredibly enjoyable. However, the last few years have passed me by and I’ve been feeling under-travelled. My response:
1) Quit my desk job
2) Buy a motorcycle
3) Ride from New York to Buenos Aires.
2015 is going to be an epic one. The plan is to leave from Manhattan, New York on March 9th and end up in Buenos Aires, Argentina roughly 4-6 months later. It’s my very own reverse Guevara-esque Motorcycle Diaries/Long Way Down trip and I cannot wait! I'll be joined by my buddy Pat from Texas on who has crazily enough decided to join me on this multi-continent journey on a bike of his own. I’ll be blogging regularly and posting photos detailing the trip as we progress.