|Q & A|
When traveling we get asked lots of questions about the trip we are taking. We thought we would share with you the most common questions and what our answers are.
What does 2uprtw mean?
How can you afford to travel for so long?
We first traveled together in 1999-2000 for a year and loved the experience so it was clear to us that we would do it again. That meant that each decision we took between that trip and this one was taken with our current trip in mind. We also understood that a few dollars saved back in
How did you get sponsors?
At the time of writing this FAQ answer we have 3 sponsors none of which we actively pursued. Our first and biggest sponsor is l’Écuyer who provided us with most of our protective gear. This sponsorship came about quite by accident when we mentioned to the owner/designer that we were traveling around the world. His interest was peaked and the rest is history.
Why travel by motorcycle?
We did the bus, train, plane, boat thing on our last trip. This time we wanted the freedom to go where we wanted when we wanted. It is a choice we have not regretted.
Do you find it hard traveling so long!?!
After a certain amount of time away from home it ends up being more of a way of life than a vacation. This is especially true if, as is the case for us, you no longer have a home to go back to. This is now what we do so we have adapted to this new lifestyle (plus it beats the hell out of working!!!).
Have you seen “The Long Way Around”/”The Motorcycle Diaries” movies?
We actually get asked this a lot so the question deserves to be answered here. The short answer is no for the “Long Way Around” and a partial yes for “The Motorcycle Diaries” (Marie fell asleep on this one).