The Enchanted Isles, the Galapagos, our home for the week, what ever you call it, it is a land of wonder. Tawny and I arrived in the small town of Puerto Baquerizo Morenoon San Cristobal yesterday. Setting down on the oldest of the Galapagos islands was like watching my dreams walk out of sleep and into reality. We quickly claimed […]
Welcome to Ecuador! We’ve made it. After 24 hours of air travel and 48 hours of consciousness we rolled into Quito, Ecuador late last night. Today we managed to explore the stunning streets of Old Town and find our last-minute flights to the Galapagos. We were a touch apprehensive about finding a last-minute deal but the helpful amigos at Access Ecuador […]
The Maverick Expedition begins! The fulfillment of a life-long dream happens now. For seven long years the Maverick Expedition has been whispered like a day-dream or considered an event that exists only in the imagination. In one hour though we put wheels to pavement and begin a journey that will take us to the magical islands of the Galapagos, in […]
Only 6 more days until we’re on a plane bound for Ecuador and we couldn’t be more excited. This is the jumping off point from where the whole Maverick Expedition begins. Quito, Ecuador is the portal to the Galapagos and it is on Floreana island that we’ll collect our batch of letters to be hand-delivered around the globe. As we’ve […]
It turns out that getting to the Galapagos is proving to be more difficult than we anticipated. Every time we get closer something new pops up. Originaly we had our tickets booked for Panama in June. Then we were invited to the life changing Road Rally with Rand McNally and USA Today. We couldn’t turn it down. It wasn’t too […]
The Maverick Expedition is a journey around the world by sail, rail, bus, and anything else we can find as we hand-deliver letters from a Post Barrel in the Galapagos. It is equal parts travel documentary and dynamic history. The Story For the last 300 years the small island of Floreana in the Galapagos has been an unofficial post office […]
As our the time for the Maverick Expedition comes closer we’ve had some timely support from a very fitting organization.The United States Postal Service recently did a nice piece on our voyage. Take a look at it HERE. There is also an amazing look at a story about a postal dog. What’s better than dogs and letters?