Scooterist and podcaster Justin Giuffre managed to put me in the hot seat for an interview. As a journalist, being interviewed is really painful. I like asking the questions. I definitely always leave an interview wishing I had said something completely different than the first thing that popped out of my mouth. I guess that is sometimes how people who I interview feel. Payback!
But if you are here because you listened to his podcast … well, thanks for the visit. Welcome to my crappy website that is in desperate need of an update. Seriously, pardon the broken picture links (here is a photo album) and terrible taxonomy. You can read the travelogues from 2007 and 2008 to get a feel for this zany trip I started over 13 years ago. It changed my life for the better. In many ways I think I found the peace I didn’t know I needed at the time.
And I couldn’t have done that without the help of so many incredible people, like activists, scooterists and just plain curious people who welcomed me to their part of the U.S. or cheered me on through the internet. There were so many who made the trip possible.
I don’t know if I got that point across in my interview with Justin. I hope I did. If not, maybe it’s just time for me to write the book and tell you all about what it’s like to travel mostly alone for 22,000 miles on a scooter and depend solely on the kindness of strangers.
You can check out his podcast here, in case you missed it. I also wrote up an article this summer for Scooter Zine, which you can read here.