Technology has made the barrier to entry for adventure much lower. It’s easy to pull up a map on your computer and trace a route to Tierra del Fuego. It’s easy to go online and bounce from blog to blog, reading about the experiences of all those who have gone before. You can find search forums for advice on gear, and join Facebook groups to learn the road conditions in Peru. Does all this access dial down the “adventure” portion of adventure travel?
Before I dropped Taylor off for her rally, neither one of us had any idea where I'd meet her. I wanted to keep my schedule as open as possible, so we purposely avoided setting plans in place. After she had started the rally, and lost contact with the outside world, I sent her an email with a flight confirmation to Boise Idaho for what would feel like our first REAL Monday on the run.