We are four storytellers cycling the length of the Pan American Highway, 18,000 miles, from the top of Alaska to the bottom of Argentina, sharing stories of the unique people and places of the Americas along the way.
Ricardo’s urge to explore and travel the world was born in his childhood, in daily treks through the mountains surrounding Mexico City. Influenced by his extremely talented and creative brothers (one a musician, the other a comic book artist) Ricardo’s passion for adventure fuzed with his aptitude and desire to create compelling visual stories and made him who he is today. His vast travel-media experience ranges from photo shoots in Hawaii to documentary filmmaking in Asia and Europe. He is well along his way to fulfilling his life goal of inspiring others by exploring and sharing the good in the world.
Riley has been honing his creative sensibilities since childhood. From shark power points and fanny pack roly-poly collections to present day folk music and documentary films, his projects utilize multiple aesthetic forms to articulate and share wonder through human sight and sound. Having grown up in the Texas hill country, his ideology is heavily influenced by the natural world. He has worked extensively with The Nature Conservancy in the past, and is currently shooting an underwater documentary based on the San Marcos River and correlating Texas springs and water systems.
If Dyar’s not reading or writing a story, he’s finding one. Addicted to fiction since early childhood in small-town Grandview, TX, his passion for stories led him to study English literature at the University of Texas. The university provided him several opportunities to combine writing and interviewing with travel and adventure around the world. From the Yukon wilderness to the Yucatán peninsula to the urban sprawl of Shanghai, he has come to feel at home on the road. For Dyar, the ride presents the perfect opportunity to find countless compelling characters and perhaps become his own.
Thomas Allison is a freelance photographer and multimedia journalist from Dallas, TX. He received his first 35mm camera from his grandfather as a boy and has been hooked on exploring life and the still image ever since. Thomas shifted from fine art photography to major in photojournalism at the University of Texas, where he spent three years honing his eye on assignments for The Daily Texan. His wanderlust has led him to cover stories from Central America to the Czech Republic to Shanghai, China. A lifetime lover of nature, Thomas feels most at home hiking or biking, strapped to a snowboard or sitting in a kayak. This trip represents a unique opportunity for him to try his hand at slow living and to explore through photography what it means to live in the Americas today.thomasallison.com