Ever since the two of us were young, we’ve both loved traveling and going on adventures. From spelunking in the caves of Vermont to scuba diving in the Caribbean, zip-lining over the Costa Rican cloud forest to horseback riding through the jungles of Belize, we’ve always had a desire to seek out new places and experiences.
After graduating college, Drew landed a job as first assistant to renowned photographer Joe McNally, where he got to travel the world, logging over half a million airline miles over the course of five years. Meanwhile, Scott embarked on trips of his own to visit friends and file radio stories from places like Haiti, Mexico, Germany, and South Africa.
Over the past few years, we’ve also made a habit of taking a big, international trip every Christmas and New Years. We’ve attended the annual Junkanoo Festival in the Bahamas, walked across ancient lava fields in the Galapagos Islands, and ridden Cambodia’s infamous bamboo railway.
While traveling across Cuba in December of 2014, we met our friend Rosi from Australia, who told us about a crazy road trip she was planning with her best friend Jane to drive from London to Mongolia -- a quarter of the way around the planet -- to raise money for charity as part of the annual Mongol Rally.
We kept in touch, and one day eight months later, she sent us a note on Facebook asking if we’d consider joining her on her journey. It didn’t take long to think about it. We were in! We paid our entry fee to the rally organizers, chose a team name (Team Donundestan, with apologies to Garrison Keillor) and began the long and complicated process of planning the logistics of driving a farcically ill-suited vehicle a quarter of the way around the earth.
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