I, Erick Garcia, just graduated from college, Tufts University, and am now on the road for the next several months exploring the country: people, cultures, terrains, landscapes, parks, airports, and whatever else comes up. I was initially riding with an extraordinarily curious and adventurous friend, Clara–currently a Tufts student taking a semester off to explore the country–but we have now split ways and will be meeting up here and there. Nonetheless, we have the same general route which can be found on my first post. Another aspect of my trip is to help my friend Hector raise funds for his master’s education in public health.

To answer some common questions: I am sleeping at the homes of strangers, friends, family, and WarmShowers hosts; camping out is also pretty great. I’m carrying some essential clothes, camping gear, tools, electronics, water, food, and binoculars. I estimate it will take me about 5 months to go from Boston –> Montreal –> Toronto –> Chicago –> Minneapolis –> Seattle –> Vancouver –> Tijuana (final destination). If you think you’re more or less along my route and would like for me to come say hi, please message me! I look forward to sharing my experiences with you, thanks for following(:

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