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Chris and Erin's Wild Ride
August 11, 2003 3:28 PM   Subscribe

In May 1999, Chris and Erin Ratay quit their jobs, sold their Upper West Side Manhattan apartment, and shipped their motorcycles to Morocco to begin a trip around the world. Now, four years, 50 countries, and 100,000 miles later, they're back home. They've kept a continuously updated web journal over the past four years, available here. Ignore the unfortunate font and JavaScript choices and read this couple's incredible story.
posted by grrarrgh00 (7 comments total)

 
1. Get an agent
2. Sign a book deal (w/ movie rights)
3. ???????
4. Profit!
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 3:38 PM on August 11, 2003


Uhm if you sign a book deal and movie rights do you need a step three?
posted by xmutex at 3:46 PM on August 11, 2003


Cool, thanks for the link. This is one of those things that, without the internet, still would have happened and been awesome, but only a handful of people would have known about or been inspired by. Great links grrarrgh00.
posted by cell divide at 3:49 PM on August 11, 2003


Cool link, but this couple did the same thing on bicycles! (not that it's a contest. I envy them all).

They wrote a book about it which I just finished reading and recommend to anyone into immersive travelling.
posted by Mbarron2896 at 5:21 PM on August 11, 2003


Thanks, Mbarron2896, for mentioning that book. I have read it as well, and thought of them when I read the post.
posted by bradth27 at 9:02 PM on August 11, 2003


A how-to book for people interested in doing the same type of thing: Vagabonding.
posted by LeLiLo at 12:27 AM on August 12, 2003


From November, 1962, up to the present day I have been cycling and travelling non stop.
posted by stbalbach at 5:22 AM on August 12, 2003


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