Sumo is proud to sponsor The World By Road:
About The World By Road Expedition:
Why Are We Doing This?
The idea for this trip has been long in the making and driven by converging interests and ideas about what it means to truly travel. We have been traveling avidly for the last 8 years, which has served to fuel our passion to see more of the world. We believe the contemporary culture we live and work in, a culture that permeates throughout the world through globalization, is an exceptionally small part of the world in which we live. It is our belief that curiosity, true adventure and the need for authentic experience are desires most of us hold in common.
The Big Picture
As The World by Road Expedition circles the globe, not only will we be satisfying these desires, but we will also be striving to develop and cultivate a genuine perspective of the world in which we live. In order to achieve these goals, we will be interacting with aid organizations throughout our travels and promoting the efforts of these organizations from a ground level prospective. Additionally, we will pursue adventure – from the mountains to the rivers to the seas, along the way immersing ourselves in as much culture and world customs as possible.
How to Get From Point A to B
With the constraints of timetables and the short reach mass transit has to less touched and off the beaten path corners of the globe, we decided the only true way to see the world is on the ground in a 4×4. Further inspired by Harold Stephens and Al, the 1965 team who first traveled the world by road, we will be circling the globe on the ground meeting local people and showing you the world from an unfiltered view, border to border.
“Many of the travelers.are no more than runners, long distance runners who chase madly around the globe, running away from discipline.and the square world. But others. are running toward rather than from. these are the true travelers, the ones to whom travel is a way of life rather than an escape from life.”- Harold Stephens