The majority of the travel photography featured in this gallery is from a lengthy 1980s ten-year, 150,000-mile mountain bicycle journey throughout Southeast Asia, China, numerous Pacific Islands, the Caribbean, and both South and Central America, before ending in Costa Rica, where it all began a decade earlier.
Whether sleeping in the open air or in popularly priced hotels, traveling by bicycle proved an excellent way to see the world. "Next" towns were frequently hundred-mile rides or more with much to witness along the way. Every day, every ride, and every new country was an adventure not to be forgotten.
Inside the Gallery
Earthly Photos Today
Based in Costa Rica four decades later, a golf club in my hands is more common than my camera, but those yearly photo vacations never grow old.
Photo on the left: Near the chilly base of Aconcagua, the tallest mountain outside of the Himalayas. (1994)
*China's Great Wall End to End
“China’s Great Wall End to End” is the survival story of an extreme 1980s, 11-month journey, backpacking across China on top of the Great Wall. From triumphs and jubilation to misery and misfortune, this unusual photo-journal documents this “Seventh Wonder of the World” like never before. An intriguing 20th-century photo expedition solo by Millard Farmer.