“In her wedding vows two years ago, Rachel told Josh she would ride his motorcycle with him to South America, a dream of his for over a decade. A year later, they embarked on what would become a life changing journey from Seattle through Latin America.”

-quote literally by Rachel and Josh themselves.

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O U R T R I P

To hear us say all the words about all the things and all the stuff, listen to our interview with the Lights Like Us podcast. Shit gets real. Dollar signs. Mexicans. What is life. You know, casual stuff.


U S

We are a vegan, married, very nifty and hip couple riding our motorcycle through Latin America.

Both Seattle natives and travel junkies, this is at least the third or twelfth time we have quit our jobs to travel. It is certainly the longest we have traveled for, as we have no return plans and our bank account looks like the 2008 market crash.

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M A P

We started in Seattle and rode through Baja California, Mexico, Central America, and South America. Our destination is always south, but our motto is, “slow down, take your time, and trust that everything that is supposed to happen, will.”

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F A Q

What kind of motorcycle do you ride?
A KTM1190 Adventure.

Do you both drive?
Hell to the no. The bike is enormous, and Rachel is not. The only time Rachel ever tried to drive a motorcycle she tipped it over and burned her leg. You can watch that video here.

How did you get the bike from Panama to Colombia?
We shipped it on a cargo airplane, and we flew separately!

Has it been hard finding vegan food while traveling?
Surprisingly, no. Smaller towns are a little harder, but in each country we quickly figured out what to ask for at restaurants so we get well fed. Most countries in Latin America have a typical dish that is served everywhere, so once we learn to modify that dish, we can order at any roadside or local restaurant. We also find alot of fully vegan or vegetarian restaurants by using Happy Cow.

How do you take/edit your photos?
Magic. Just kidding. We shoot with a Canon 6d and either a 35mm or 24-70mm lens. We edit using presets in Lightroom!


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All photos on this site were taken by Rachel + Josh Havekost as they have been traveling for the last six months.