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Stage 1: Hamburg -> Berlin

16.06.2012 in Culture, Locale

I had set my alarm early to pick Kim up at Hamburg airport for a 7:30 arrival… but the alarm turned out to be unnecessary as I was awakened by one of the 7 other dudes in bunks at the hostels vomiting all over the…

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Sky To Sea

15.06.2012 in Culture, Locale

Three days of solo driving might just be enough to drive one mad.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining!  The scenery and experience has been absolutely amazing.  But after 1,000 miles with nobody to talk to but yourself, well, I talk to myself a…

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MapTastic

14.06.2012 in Culture, Locale

Want to check out exactly where I’ve been? Or maybe you just like maps… I have my handy GPS logger for tagging my photos which is nice enough to create a little track for me to post.  Here are my daily tracks for the last…

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Qualifying Pre-Stage: Eidfjord

12.06.2012 in Culture, Locale

“What do you get if you win?” people often ask about these adventure rallies.  The second question, in response to my chuckle about winning, is always, “so this isn’t a race?”.  No, this isn’t the Gumball 3000.  This isn’t a Mad Mad Mad Mad World…

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First Weekend In Oslo

11.06.2012 in Culture, Locale

20 hours door to door, from my house in Seattle early Friday morning to Dan’s apartment in Oslo Saturday at noon. I can’t say quick, certainly not as pleasant as the Iceland Air flight to Reykjavik… but at least the 10 minute sprint from gate…

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Happy Hour With Mercy Corps

30.05.2012 in People

Kim and I met up with some of the awesome Mercy Corps Seattle staff last night for a glass of wine and shared our progress with them. We’re 25% over our initial goal and they were thrilled! In other news, I just ordered our TerraPass…

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Meeting Our Mercy Corps Goal

21.05.2012 in People

You did it! Last week your donations met and then surpassed our original $1000 goal to raise for Mercy Corps! We are meeting with them this week to share our progress and report your generous donations. By how much more can we exceed our original…

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Rallying Fools Again

19.03.2012 in Culture, People

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly two years since I was boarding a plane to London to purchase two Fiat Puntos that would transport our team of 6 to Mongolia.  The Mongol Rally was such a huge undertaking… fund raisers, international vehicle purchasing, camping…

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Rick Steves Podcast

15.08.2011 in Uncategorized

On Saturday, August 13th, 2011 – Travel With Rick Steves aired our interview about the Mongol Rally! Christine from Just A Steppe Away and I met Rick at his studio late last year to record the interview and now it’s available for you all to…

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