*All photos by the authors
Heading out to sea with a Nicaraguan fishing crew at 4am.
Building a yurt with a family of nomads on the Mongolian steppe.
Cruising around town looking for grub with a Guatemalan mechanic.
In the past year, we’ve driven through over 25 countries. We have a lot of travel highs and a lot of travel lows, but wherever we are we really try to dig into the local scene. And we mean scene literally. We’re filming a TV series documenting our drive from NYC to Argentina, and the places and people we meet along the way. We’re constantly searching for stories, and our searches get us into the kitchens of restaurants, the homes of locals, and the heart of local festivals.
We used to think these amazing situations were happening because of our camera. But we’ve realized that there’s actually a formula to making deeply authentic experiences happen, and the camera isn’t part of it. You don’t need a video camera to travel like we do.
Here’s how we approach any travel scenario: