CA to Patagonia by Bike Book

On my 35th Birthday I sold my belongings to live on a bicycle and ride from California through Mexico, Guatemala,El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Argentina where I am now,..1 year and 9 months later. 

This dream lead to another and I am writing a book of stories from my travel experiences camping in the wild, riding remote mountain passes and the remarkable people who treated like family along the way. 

I took this trip in the hope of opening minds to see beyond borders,  challenge biased media, encourage women to travel by bike, travel solo, and follow their adventure without fear.

I had anticipated and saved for a year long trip which has become so much more as a bicycle opened to me extraordinary, unique places off any path I knew existed.  Experiencing the stories of strangers who became friends has inspired me tremendously to share and to keep riding. I have been been so lucky thanks to my family & friends & readers of my blog  as well as teaching English in cities along the way. $5 a day keeps me going, often less. 

If you are a dreamer, an adventurer at heart, and this is a book you would like to read or know someone who would like to be a part of my journey in writing this book, please spread the word to help me reach the end of Patagonia, I will then return to Peru to teach and live for the next year, writing the story of this journey.

Thank you for following and believing in me, it means the world.!


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