road to roam

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  • Full Name: Jerry ( 45 / Male )
  • Lives In: Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
  • 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. On most mornings you'll find me walking through town before sunrise; this is the best part of the day.

    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.

    I'm currently exploring more and more soul music and several different sub-genres associated with it.

    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:

    In no particular order whatsoever:

    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
    Mexico City
    Patras, Greece
    White Mesa near San Ysidro, New Mexico
    Marche (Treia, Cingoli, and Avenale), Italy
    Abruzzo (Orsogna and Castel Frentano), Italy
    Real de Catorce, Mexico
    Big Corn Island off the coast of Nicaragua
    Howth Head in Ireland
    Mazatlan, Mexico
    San Salvador, El Salvador (honestly!)
    The Cotswalds
    Panama City, Panama
    Laguna Bacalar, Mexico
    Watching fireflies from Mom and Dad's front porch in summer
    Grogan's Pub in Dublin
    Portland, Maine
    Birmingham, England
    21st floor of Foxwoods (facing the forest)
    Any hiking trail in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico
    Northern Ontario
    San Antonio Hot Spring in New Mexico
    Killester, in North Side Dublin (D5)
    Wild Sheep Mesa in Ramah, New Mexico


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