“Exploration, discovery, learning, language, geography, nature, and human connection across boundaries and borders: my reality. If that was my reality, then to me, wouldn’t the escape be hiding behind the security of a home and a steady job? I say this not because I judge how many Americans live their lives—I believe people should live whatever reality suits them. I say this, because for me, and for Josh, this life has felt like someone else’s reality. This life has felt like the escape from what we really want.”
-Rachel Havekost (Motorcycling With My Beau: Why The Hell Am I Doing This – 2018)
About Josh and Rachel
“The Havekosts are comprised of Josh & Rachel Havekost (that’s us!). We have been married since August 19, 2017 and currently have no divorce plans. We are both vegan-eaters, adventure-lovers, travel-buggers, and love to eat large amounts of bananas and drink wine at sunset.
On November 12, 2018, we will embark (or, if you’re reading this after said date, we have embarked) on a motorcycle adventure. We will begin in San Fransisco, CA, and ride south with a loose idea that we will move (safely and wisely, moms and dads) through Mexico, Central America, and South America.
We have no plan or specified route to speak of. Our only “plan,” or rather intention, is to stay present, open minded, and willing to take opportunities as they present themselves to us.
Josh has been riding motorcycles since high school, and Rachel has only just begun getting experience sitting on the back.”