Sunday, August 08, 2010

America to Argentina - 20 Countries and 25,000 Miles

On August 15th Bill Dwyer sets off for an eight month trip that takes him from America to Argentina, spanning over 20 countries and 25,000 miles. Without a cellphone, and infrequent internet access he will no longer always be "connected" or "on the grid." He travels alone, but brings along a virtual audience for the ride through documenting his journey on YouTube.

As a software developer, Bill grew weary of his corporate job. He sold most of his belongings and traded his cubical for the open road. Food, gas and shelter will be his only concerns. No more timelines to follow or deadlines to meet, only serendipity creates the destiny of his road map.

Perceptions of Mexico and Latin American countries as a seething breeding ground of violence have been widespread. Bill believes that people and the world around us are not as dangerous as we sometimes are lead to believe. The success of his journey should prove to be a reminder that among a seemingly hostile world there is still some good out there.

Bill is an avid adventure motorcyclist and blogger for 3 years. He has built up an audience from all walks of life and continues to entertain, educate and inspire them to take the plunge and seek out adventures of their own.

1 comment:

the rider said...

It will be interesting to read about his travels, I think that South Africa has had a lot of negative publicity as being a dangerous and crime ridden place but visitors to the football world cup had a wonderful time here and were able to see that it is a wonderful country to visit, it just depends on your frame of mind and your expectations - contact people who live there and you will have a wonderful time. If you want to visit SA .... Call me!