road to roam

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Nostalgia - it isn't what it used to be.

  • Full Name: Jerry ( 44 / Male )
  • Lives In: Assorted Locations, USA
  • Citizenship: USA
  • Website: A Couple Of Drifters
  • Marital Status: Partnered
  • About road to roam:

    Budget travel - $15 per day - has been my thing since 2013. In pursuit of this my gal Fiona and I have hitchhiked from Portland, Maine to the Panama Canal and back. This took exactly 365 days round trip, with a lot of stops along the way to see sites, sights, cities and towns. We continue to travel slow (and cheap!) to this day.

    We are currently on a 5+ year journey, with only a very loose idea of what to do and where to go from one day to the next; not knowing what to expect and being fine with that is, to me, at the very heart of true travel and exploration.

    To supplement our itinerant lives we house-sit for weeks or months at a time. This allows us to settle when we feel the need to, cook, work on our website and even shower on a regular basis.

  • Hobbies:

    Backcountry hiking, slow travel, reading non-fiction, soaking in hot springs, cooking (and eating) and getting lost wherever we are.

    Listening to music and especially seeing live shows while traveling has always been a passion. I enjoy multiple genres of heavy metal music from bands such as GWAR, Hessian, Sepultura, Death, Six Feet Under, Annihilator, Bolt Thrower, Cannibal Corpse, Machine Head and Obituary. British shoegazing bands (Ride, Stone Roses, Spiritualized, Spacemen 3, Voyager 01, Stereo Lab) are on my play list at the moment.

    Sociology documentaries fascinate me and I love to watch boxing and mixed martial arts matches. I like to fix things, be it a toaster, my vehicle or computers.

    Increasingly, running our own website is becoming a real hobby and I continue to learn more about this on a daily basis. From both caching and SEO optimization to learning about databases and perfecting GTMetrix results, our website has become a great hobby and a way to make a (very) modest living.

  • Favourite places:

    Do we have to choose favorites? Well, okay then: Birmingham and the Cotswolds; Albuquerque, New Mexico, for some odd reason or another; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; Mexico City; Patras, Greece; White Mesa near San Ysidro, New Mexico; Marche (Treia, Cingoli, and Avenale) and Abruzzo (Orsogna and Castel Frentano) in Italy; Real de Catorce, Mexico; Big Corn Island off the coast of Nicaragua; Howth Head in Ireland; Mazatlan, Mexico; San Salvador, El Salvador (honestly!); Panama City, Panama; Laguna Bacalar, Mexico; watching the fireflies in summer from the front porch of Mom and Dad's house; Grogan's Pub in Dublin; Portland, Maine; the 21st floor of Foxwoods (facing the forest); any hiking trail in Chaco Canyon; Northern Ontario; Boston; San Antonio hot spring in New Mexico; Killester, in North Side Dublin (D5); Wild Sheep Mesa in Ramah, New Mexico;

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