The thousand year journey: Oregon to Patagonia
A couple of months ago, our co-founder Nick Stanziano wrote a short but moving blog called The Magic of Travel. You really should read the whole blog (it won't take more than a minute!) but, for me, one sentence in particular summed up SA Expeditions' raison d'être far better than any manifesto or mission statement ever could: "For those who have sacrificed the security of familiarity and embarked on a journey of enlightenment through exploration, travel can be magic."
Magic. I agree.
And then I came across this short film about Jedidiah Jenkins - a guy from California who quit his job and decided to ride a bicycle from Oregon to Argentina. In less than five minutes of frank narration (set against breathtaking South American scenery) Jed provides inscrutable evidence that magic really does exist - if you are willing to look for it. I won't spoil the film for you, but I will leave you with one particularly poignant quote from Jed: "I want to make it to 85 and be exhausted. Exhausted because I have been alive and awake every single day."
Watch, listen and live the magic. And then start making plans to change your own life through travel.
Full credit for the film and the cover shot of this post goes to filmmaker Kenny Laubbacher