I am currently on the road, hitchhiking around the world shooting a documentary, or twelve. I am hoping to inspire those around me through unorthodox, and sometimes extreme methods of living. I have decided that in order to accurately measure and also to enable the best possible footage I will not spend a single dollar on food, shelter, transportation or anything personal for the next full year, and only sustain on what has been generously and spontaneously provided for me.
After witnessing enough negative behaviour in complete strangers to complete strangers to last a lifetime, I have decided to set out to accomplish many things. Prove the world is not such a nasty place full of untrustworthy people, open the minds of society that anything is possible, and that a new friend or opportunity is just a conversation away. When common courtesy seems to have evaded us in 2010, I am setting out in search of the good in the human race. Where have all the good people gone?
I will use my social skills, resourceful thinking and life experiences to accomplish a highly controversial move; travel the globe on less than $500 and breakdown every sterotype and false perception. Its going to be tough sometimes, but I know that what is waiting for me will rock the socks off of everyone reading this. Just wait 'til you see the videos.....

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I am map.

"I think the world needs to look at more maps of the world". Paul stated this simply at lunch yesterday, I was looking at a big, old hardcover world atlas.
He's right.
I could make this a post in itself, a lengthy one at that, but rather Ill just post a few of my current maps, of the trip coming today.I'm going to get dropped off fairly early, well before noon, along the highway.
My sign will read Adventure Traveler BC and hopefully that will serve as my boarding pass for another unforgettable trip and wild stories, for you to follow!

Smithers is the top red dot where the Blue and Red lines meet in BC. We would then get to see Denali National Park in AK, which is just above the 'cho' in Anchorage on the map.
The Red line is what I have hitched(last summer, '09)
The Blue line is what I could hitch, should I A)get into the US, and B)time permitting.
I could potentially hit new cities such as St Paul, it's twin Minneapolis, Bismarck, Helena(Ive always wanted to go to Montana) and maybe even Seattle, and shoot up the coast. Or pop up in Alberta and see the Rockies before the Okanagan Valley, then head north. Still undecided.
It would be easier on the Canadian side(for a number of hitch-related reasons).

Hitching to Smithers and Quesnel would also require me to hitch THIS infamous highway. I dont want to get into it, rather let you see the website. The aptly named Highway of Tears. Id like to hitch it, particularly to cross it off on the 'hitched' list, but also due to the serious history of the pass.

Blue markers indicate Highway of Tears, Red is hitching route. Time permitting, head south to Okanagan Valley, friends, and possible quick work.
The hitch I would do in Alaska, where I would camp in Denali National Park. See my campsite? Its right there, see? That's my campsite. Denali is full of mountains, bears and everything else in an Ansel Adams photograph.Additional generic comedic metaphor.