Mike’s Road Trip is about discovering those hidden gems of the road and sharing them with other adventurous and discerning travelers. Whether you live vicariously or by example, we will do the exploring, so you can have an adventure!
The road is the page. The experiences are the ink. Next chapter begins in 300 miles.
Launched in early 2010, Mike’s Road Trip began by chronicling the journey of a man who lost his house, sold everything, packed up his Ford F-150 and embarked on a nomadic adventure of a lifetime—to seek new opportunities, to boldly follow a road of uncertainty. Six months later, GotSaga named Mike’s Road Trip the best “Travel Tips” blog for 2010…many accolades have since followed.
Mike’s Road Trip is led by Mike Shubic, a former marketer who turned the lemons of life, and his passion for travel, into a profession. After years of perseverance, Mike has become one of the leading travel bloggers on the planet and is affectionately known as the “Most road tripped man in the world.” Mike is passionate about video content and often speaks on the topic at travel conferences around the globe. With books, T.V. shows and a production company all in the works, Mike relies on his team to help him produce interesting, informative and helpful content that readers will enjoy.
“I’ll never forget the time I veered down a dirt road for a dozen or so miles, ending up at “Bodie,”an extraordinarily well-preserved ghost town. Or when I went fly-fishing on a rural ranch in Montana that featured a luxurious B&B nestled among acres of rolling hills. I also recall driving through a majestic valley in remote Colorado and was befuddled to find Gateway Canyons, a resort that typifies luxury and outdoor adventure. While the visual magnitude of western Colorado is difficult to top, the edibles that teased my palate in the small town of Chalottesville, VA certainly satisfied my quest for amazing cuisine. In pursuit of fun activities, I searched high and low in San Diego to find the ‘one thing‘ that folks must do. — Travel is nourishment for my soul,” Says Mike.
Road Trips can provide some of the most unexpected discoveries…including awe-inspiring sights, creative cuisine, exciting attractions and adventurous activities that blend together to establish memories lasting a lifetime.
Come along for the ride…experience the adventure of discovery…
Danell Lynn is a Guinness World Record Motorcycle Rider, an avid traveler, humanitarian, writer, designer and pretty much a lover of life. She participated as a female rider for documentaries in Cambodia, Pakistan and Alaska, and is the author of Philanthropic Wanderlust; 1 Woman, 1 Motorbike, 1 Year; and Purposeful Wanderings. She writes for magazines, newspapers, and online adventure blogs. Danell has received awards from the Governor of Arizona, the First Lady of El Salvador and runs Threading Hope and Highwire philanthropic foundations. Traveling around the globe in all ways overland –foot, 4×4, motorcycle, local bus…her travel goal is to keep the number of countries visited larger than her age, and at 36 she has been to over 46.
Kellee Stooks is a Pilates instructor with some serious wanderlust. After spending the first two years of life in Arizona, Kellee was whisked away to an adolescence spent in Greece, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Monaco. She both blames and thanks her parents for her need to travel, of which she indulges frequently. Kellee currently lives in Phoenix, AZ where she complains endlessly about the heat to her husband and their three dogs, none of which listen to her. Kellee has been an invaluable part of the Mike’s Road Trip team and was the editor on the Lines, Signs & Forks book by Mike Shubic.
Carla Lewis is an award-winning South African travel journalist and blogger with more than 10 years experience in the travel writing industry. She works as a staff writer and editor at Media24 (Africa’s leading publishing group) and she’s also the editor of Reismier.com, an Afrikaans travel blog. Carla could barely reach the car’s handle when her parent’s whisked her away on her first African road trip, to the northern part of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa. She got her first African passport stamp aged six visiting neighboring Namibia. Ever since she’s been exploring southern and east Africa; tracking lions in South Luangwa in Zambia, trekking over dunes in Namibia and dodging hyaenas at the ablution blocks at the Mana Pools in Zimbabwe.
Daréll Lourens (Dee) works as a documentary filmmaker, writer and photographer specializing in travel, conflict resolution, human rights and strategic intergovernmental communication. Her travel blog, The Good Holiday, and travel agency were awarded Gold and ‘Best Blog in Africa’ by the World Travel Market at the African Responsible Tourism Awards in June 2015. Dee is based in Mozambique, Africa where she shares a collection of hand-picked travel and lifestyle ideas inspired by the very best in authentic and Eco-responsible tourism.
Archana Singh is an international travel blogger based in Delhi, India. Her niche lies in exploring offbeat travel experiences and sharing untold stories. A solo traveler who doesn’t mind traveling with friends, family or groups. For her, collecting unique experiences and getting absorbed in the social fabric of a place is what matters most. Neither a backpacker, nor spoiled for luxury, Archana is an inquisitive and impulsive traveler. When she is not traveling or sharing her experiences on her own website TravelSeeWrite.com, or on Mike’s Road Trip, she creates brand strategies for some of the most iconic brands in the world.
Edwina Elizabeth O’Connor is the creator and chief editor of the award-winning Irish pop culture, travel and lifestyle blog ‘The Life of Stuff‘. She’s also a freelance Travel and Lifestyle writer.
Edwina has traveled to 33 countries and loves nothing more than jetting off to far-flung places, however the number one country in her heart will always be her native Ireland. Edwina has traveled solo, as a couple (with her husband), as a group (with friends) and now that she’s a mom to two little boys, as a family.
Chris Price is a videographer and video editor for Mike’s Road Trip. Following graduation from the University of Oregon, in Cinema Studies, Chris began a video production career. While in Eugene, Oregon, he spent a year working and expanding his skill set. This experience was compounded when he relocated to Phoenix, Arizona. To date, his experience in video production is extensive and varied, ranging from working as a news video editor for a localstation, to being self-employed as a freelance videographer. When he is not creating videos, Chris loves spending time exploring the great outdoors. And, road tripping of course.
Adam Eyal is a content creator at FringePursuits.com, where he covers a variety of extreme sports, from paddle-boarding to mountain climbing. Adam is also an avid road tripper and is contributing his knowledge here at MikesRoadTrip.com. “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.” Says Adam.