We are a dad and a daughter from Seattle on a double mission; to help a small part of the world increase its digital literacy, and at the same time ride the PanAmerican highway. Hence our name "Ride the world for reading"! We are both passionate about literacy and education, each in our own way, and this trip is our way of giving back to society in a way that combines our two passions, i.e. adventure travelling and education.
We plan to ride our BMW GS 1200 Adventure motorcycle from Fairbanks Alaska to Ushuaia in southern Argentina. The PanAmerican highway is the world's longest motorable road. On the way, we will be stopping at the schools and libraries that we have donated Kindle e-readers to, and help them finish the integration of the devices into the curricula and reading communities. In total, our goal is ride close to 16,000 miles (26,000 km) through 14 countries (USA, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile & Argentina).
When not travelling, Christer works as a research manager at Amazon in Seattle, while Zoe is finishing her junior high school year at the international community school in Kirkland, Seattle.
This is our blog where we will be sharing our journey, learnings, adventures and experiences.