Because now it is so easy to travel and still make money, someone who wants to start their own adventure needs only a backpack. Jaryd Adair, a painter and adventurer started biking one day from his home in Calgary, Alberta with the goal to go all the way to Ushuaia, Argentina, a journey of 10,000 miles.
As luck would have it, while I was in Costa Rica this past month, my mom and I met Jaryd one day when he was painting a wall for a new bar that was being built in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Jaryd painted in Tamarindo for a few weeks at a few different places and now is on his way south.
His journey started because he wanted to show his art to the world and saw that there is a road that goes all the way from Calgary to Ushuaia, so he decided to bike. Jaryd has been on the road for a year and a half now. In his backpack, Jaryd brought weapons to protect himself and watercolor, paper, other art supplies, and a couple sets of clothes. He started his trek with only $1800 and makes money by painting and bartering for other goods or services. Obviously, Jaryd’s story is not over and he still plans on making it all the way to Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world.