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Category: logistics

Puerto Lindo – The Vortex

7/11/19 – 7/14/19 It was Monday, July 15th.  I’d lost track of how many days we’d been in Puerto Lindo.  In reality, it was probably four or so.  It felt like a winter.  A sunny, breezy, cervesa soaked last dollar in your pocket kind of winter.  I was sitting in my little chair in front Read More

San Cristobal: Part I

3/24/19 – 3/29/19 As things would happen, Soph got the call from Uncle Sam to take her citizenship exam a few weeks back.  We’d heard good things about San Cristobal and decided that it would be the right place for me to setup base for a few weeks while she returned to the states.  The Read More

The places I have actually peed

At this point we’ve been on the road for nine months.  Try to explain to people that you’re cycling from Alaska to Argentina and you’re generally probed with various articulations of the same interrogatory prattle. “How do you pay for it?” “Why?” “Isn’t Argentina in Africa?” “Can’t you just fly?” And my personal favorite: “You Read More

Nevada Movements

I’m still several weeks behind on postings, but after spending all day working on some logistical issues I thought I would share some of my work.  As we went through Alaska and the Yukon, our biggest issue was getting food.  Sometimes we would go five days between gas stations.  At some points we went more Read More

July Expenses

Here is a summary of our expenses for July.  I won’t post these every month, but perhaps whenever we enter a new place and it seems interesting to do so.  We were significantly above our initial budget, although Alaska and the Yukon are likely to be some of the most expensive places that we go Read More

Logistics: Food

One of the most common questions we’re asked is “What are you going to eat?”  Anybody that knows Soph and I knows that food is very important to us in terms of health and as a way to connect with others.  The idea of being consigned to wangling our provisions from rural Alaskan gas stations Read More

Travel logistics for June

The next month is going to be a bit of a whirlwind.  We have to pack up and leave Utah in the next week, then fly to Detroit to spend a few weeks with friends and fam, then fly to Seattle, then hop on a ferry to Alaska.  We will be cruising up the inside Read More

Trials of a resident alien

One of the logistical challenges I’ve recently been focused on is my immigration status in the U.S. I moved to America nearly a decade ago, in 2008. Since then, I’ve graduated from being an H1-B holder (a working visa for specialty occupations) to a conditional permanent resident (a green card given to a spouse of Read More

Simple gear list for your first tour

I recently added a budget page to the site.  When we initially began planning this trip, we worked the finances out on the back of a napkin.  Surprisingly (or not surprisingly if you know my ability to SWAG) once I put everything into a spreadsheet our napkin turned out to be spot on.  I also Read More

Logistics: Shipping to Alaska from Utah

Getting our bikes to Alaska is a bit of a trick. The simplest way to go about it is to just ship them straight to Homer. But when we first looked into this, we got quotes ranging from $250 to $1,000 per bike.  We are shipping two bikes and a box of gear, so that Read More

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