Posts from ‘March, 2009’

Welcome to the new site!

You’ve found the new site! was great but we like the flexibilty of having our own site, plus our address is much shorter now. Not much to report at the moment, just a hello.  I have a few posts in the hopper that I will publish over the next couple days. Also expect some […]

Is kitsch the right word?

Andrew here. I’m going to take advantage of (abuse?) the new posting rights Sarah granted me on the team blog by sharing this mid-90’s ad I found for the Daihatsu Hijet. As far as I’m concerned, it’s always about quantity. There’s currently a question about whether our particular Hijet will meet the requirements put forth […]

Meet the Team: Andrew

That’s right! One more teammate slipped in at the last minute. Andrew lives in Seattle and spends most of his days typing and getting paid for it. In that sense, he is a professional keyboardist, which he may put on his new business cards now that he thinks of it. Andrew’s never been too tied […]

We now have a team phone number and a vehicle!

The most exciting news first, Anand managed to win us a very fitting chariot for the race from ebay-motors! Turns out, we will be driving a white, 1.3L, 1999 Daihatsu Hi-jet microvan. We got it for a cool £800.00 (bumped up from 500 at the last minute, sadly). It’s got two sunroofs and some …personality […]

Meet the Team: Sarah

Sarah Olmstead Sarah grew up semi-nomadically all over the East coast. When she was around seven she took part in a section of the “peace wave,” an offshoot of the “Great Peace March,” which aimed to walk across the US. Apparently the beginning of her love of travelling long distances, when she heard about the […]

Meet the Team: Jessie

Jessie Wender Jessie is the Senior Picture Researcher at The New Yorker where she researches and selects images to accompany the articles and fiction pieces for the weekly magazine. She grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she developed a love for the expansive sky and spicy food. Through her early pursuits in dance, […]

Meet the team: Anand

Anand Patil Anand was born in Detroit and got bitten by the travel bug when he went to college on the West coast. Since then he has climbed rocks all over the US, worked at the University of Alaska museum, hiked in the Himalayas, ridden a bike around Pinar del Rio province in Cuba and […]