Your contribution, if you're kind enough to send one, isn't used to finance the trip.
It's used to keep the website afloat.

Creating and hosting this site requires a lot of my time, energy and money. I enjoy having you along for the ride, but I can only justify writing, shooting and uploading it all for your enjoyment if I can earn enough to cover some of the direct expenses I incur while doing so.

I’m not seeking charity. I work hard to provide you something of value--a vicarious travel experience, a laugh, maybe even some inspiration--and only look for compensation in fair exchange.
I carry no satellite or cell phone, so connecting to the web is impossible when out in the wilds or in remote villages. In larger towns around the world Internet access is increasingly available, but it isn't free. Your generous donation helps the Journey stay connected. PHOTO: Mae Taeng, Thailand
People have grown accustomed to the Internet being “free.” But it’s not, really. Most websites pay their expenses and even turn a profit by plastering their pages with annoying ads. But I’m guessing you hate those things as much as I do and will vote with your contribution to keep them out.

Think about it: $10 buys you just an hour and a half at the movies. Ten bucks spent here provides many hours of entertainment while reimbursing me a bit for the cost of uploading these stories and pictures from the road.

Please consider offering your support. Few actually do, so I genuinely appreciate whatever contribution you are willing to make.

Thank you & safe travels,

Join the Adventure!
You can keep the stories flowing by lending your support in three ways:
You can donate however much and however often you like, using PayPal's secure online payment system. Just click the orange, PayPal Donate button below, and enter the amount you would like to send. Your monetary contribution will pass on to the hard-working entrepreneurs who provide me Internet access and fuel. Your time and energy are valuable--as are mine--so I hope you'll see an exchange of my resources for yours as a fair trade and opt to keep this site going. Thank you!
You can purchase the Journey So Far book, when it becomes available. A small margin above the cost of production will help support the Journey going forward.
You can attend a Journey So Far presentation. This multimedia, story-telling event is not your typical (and torturous) “What I Did On My Summer Vacation” slide show. You’ll experience the world as though riding 2-up on the back of my bike, and hopefully leave the show with a slightly different perspective on your planet’s cohabitants. Where and when these special presentations are offered will be announced under NEWS. Click here if you or your organization would like to sponsor an event, or if you would like to be added to the JSF Presentation notification list.
Often the only fuel available in small villages like Llica, Bolivia comes from a rusty barrel cached in someone's home. By pitching in, you can help the Journey roll on and provide income to entrepreneurs like this nice woman.
Thank you!

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