About

Hi, I’m Phil! This site is all about my travels around the globe.

In 2013 I decided to quit my job, rebuild a motorcycle to handle all sorts of terrain, and ride from Austin, TX to Ushuaia.

Phileas Abroad?

Phileas Fogg is the main character in the 1873 Jules Verne novel “Around the World in Eighty Days”.

My buddy Todd suggested the name; it’s got a nice ring to it, and it’s highfalutin, which is a major theme of this entire journal. Just like the semicolon. Sadly there was no bet involved with my decision to journey abroad, unlike my literary contemporary.

  • DK

    Fucking outstanding Phil. I bet it’s a blast.

  • MG

    What happens when you arrive? Staying? Making a u-turn and heading back? What’s the plan, man?

    • Phil

      Check out my route page, but basically I’m gonna fly back from Buenos Aires.

  • Proud you are making your way!

    • Phil

      Thanks brotha! Hope to see you soon as well, enjoy the powder up there in the Pacific Northwest!

  • Cheaper than a boat! hahaha I am not used to seeing SPOT maps with Motorcycles on them. This is soooo epic. I am so happy for you… bastard.

    • Phil

      Thanks Sean, can’t wait to follow your boat journey as well!

  • Chris

    Awesome traveling with you in Mexico and being part of your grand adventure!

    • Chris! Thanks so much for stopping by, glad you made it back safe. The adventure would have been far less memorable without you and Agnes there, so thanks for letting me ride with you guys, it was an amazing trip I will never forget!

  • Chris

    I’m following along and wishing you safe, fun, and happy travels…wish I was with you! Keep up the posts!