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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Back In Seattle

23.09.2010 in Uncategorized

Our Mongol Rally ended just over two weeks ago as we pulled into Ulaan Baatar and donated our two tiny Fiat Puntos to The Adventurists For Development. It’s taken a while for all of us to get home, to get over our jet lag, and…

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Aral Sea Pan

21.08.2010 in Uncategorized

Drag around this VR panorama of the Aral Sea @ Muynaq.  I will create a higher rez version when I get home, but for now I’m rationing bandwidth, posting this via satellite from our camp ground in the middle of nowhere Kazakhstan


Salam Alaykum Turkmenistan

13.08.2010 in Uncategorized

There is a glow a few kilometers to our East. It’s an unmistakable warm orange-red glow of fire, but this fire never goes out. It’s been burning for the past 40 years or so. We are in Darvaza, Turkmenistan, camped out in the middle of…


Naadam In Seattle

16.07.2010 in Culture

Every July 10th/11th Mongolians celebrate Naadam, a Mongolian Olympics of sorts.  Naadam is a celebration of the 3 “manly” sports and the military traditions they represent: archery, horseback racing, and wrestling. Tom, Jean and I were joined by some friends out in Redmond’s Farrel McWhirter…

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The TerraPass Footprint

08.07.2010 in Uncategorized

Baatar Hero was just featured on TerraPass’ blog, The TerraPass Footprint! The write up explains a little bit about the Mongol Rally and details the multi-facted approach we are taking to reducing our impact, including carbon offsets, solar power, UV water purification, and sporting Keen‘s…

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New Day NorthWest

26.05.2010 in Uncategorized

Jean represented Baatar Hero along with Christine from Just A Steppe Away on King5’s New Day NorthWest this morning.  Check out our segment! Great job Jean!!


Baatar Hero To Boulder

25.05.2010 in Uncategorized

Baatar Hero to Boulder from Baatar Hero on Vimeo. Music: El Carnicero Photo set available on Flickr Last weekend I reported that, in addition to having just purchased our first vehicle, we were off to Boulder, CO for Afternoon Tea with The Adventurists. With the…

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