BY ELISA WIRKALA The road ahead spanned more miles than I was ready to count. Very few looked a RTW adventure ride like this in the eye without at least a little bit of anxiety tucked away somewhere, and though I’d already covered half the
BY MARY CREIGHTON The first bit of light starts to dry the dew off of the tent. It’s 7am and it’s already warm. The fuzzy outline of a thought emerges: Coffee.
The Financial Life of an Adventuress, Exposed! Budget Tips and the True Cost of Riding Latin America
BY ELISA WIRKALA In January, 2014, I set out to ride the Americas on a Honda CGL125. Trying to stick to a daily budget of $30USD was hard, but very doable. Though finances were tight, the 20,000 mile ride across the Americas went off without
BY ELISA WIRKALA 2012 was a hard year. Work was exhausting, and my $30,000 in school debt would have been challenging enough to manage on its own. Pair that with being a middle school teacher making a meager wage in an expensive city and it