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.