In 2010 I moved to New York dreaming of being a Broadway actor.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one.
Four years later, and I find my...
When Life Gives You Lemons... Make Orange Juice.
May 12, 2014
Greg Redlawsk -
So we're starting out, making this film, and I guess I'm blogging about it. I've never been a great blogger, most of the time it's be...
When I Close My Eyes I Smell Fresh Mountain Air
May 6, 2014
Greg Redlawsk -
It’s all well and good to have ideals. To have a point of view, a perspective to get across. It’s important to understand your why.
May 17, 2014
The Life Authentic
May 6, 2014
Jeff M. Davis -
We've heard some concerns on here about our "no smartphones" idea. Let me take a minute to put them to rest. The smartphone is one of the most amazing creations of modern man. As an adventurer, smartphones can help you find fantastic places you might have otherwise missed. They can help you find the cheapest gas, the windiest roads, and the sun-set time over the mountains down to the exact minute. Most importantly, they can be that last lifeline in the dark if something should go really wrong and you find yourself injured or sick along the road. We will have smartphones with us for all of these purposes, to improve our travels.
"The Rockies reach 14,440 ft up,
Yellowstone Lake goes 390 ft down,
and a touchscreen is totally flat."
We will not have them to entertain ourselves. We will not be checking facebook, reading tweets, pulling up webcomics, or browsing videos of cats falling off chairs that are mildly funny enough to make us "laugh" by blowing a little air out our noses. We believe it's not just drivers who should get their eyes out of their screens, it's everyone in the car with them.
I'll be honest, I love my distractions. Video games and tv shows are my life-blood on a daily basis. I don't know how I'd make it through the week without my episode of Game of Thrones, or an hour of Uncharted 3. But all of those let us live other people's adventures. When I look at instagram, I get to see what someone else saw. When I go to a showing of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I'm living Cap's adventure.
Just Go is us shutting down the screen. Just Go is us saying for a while, "Let's stop living other people's stories and write one of our own". We need the distractions from daily life because it's mundane. If we distract ourselves while in the midst of our own adventure, what might we miss? Because really, what tweet can match the view from the top of the Great Divide? And hopefully, when we're done with it all, we will have a top-notch distraction for you on those mundane days. And if we're REALLY top notch, who knows? It may just be the thing you need to get up and have an adventure of your own that the rest of us can enjoy vicariously.
So don't worry, we'll be safe out there. We'll find help if we need it. But the Rockies reach 14,440 ft up, Yellowstone Lake goes 390 ft down, and a touchscreen is totally flat. The world we're going to find has its ups and downs, isn't guaranteed, isn't predictable, isn't reliable, but it will be an adventure. Just Go with us.