>New Bern’s Own, Bo Bissett, is Globetrekkin’ across America on Bike!

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Video produced by Lisa Bisbee, Artist, Graphic Designer and Web Developer

My friend, Lisa Bisbee told me about a New Bern man who is getting ready to hop on his bike and ride across the US. Since I’m not a cyclist, my first thought was, he must be crazy. Then she told me he was going to do it without any money. I was very curious and impressed that I had to meet him!

So I did. Bo Bissett is a very positive man with an adventurous spirit – Mr. Adventure! I really enjoyed learning more about his unique and challenging journey.

He spent 6 years overseas teaching English in the Czech Republic, Spain, Taiwan, and Vietnam; teaching driving in Mexico, Taiwan, and Vietnam; working as a writer in Vietnam; and traveling across South East Asia. Now he’s ready to “grab life by the horns” and let his passion lead the way. Bo is “a man’s man” and I’m guessing he will try anything at least once. He loves sky diving, he’s a certified Scuba Instructor, and enjoys the great outdoors.

He’s planning on leaving Morehead City, NC, on April 16, 2012 and heading west. Bo’s proposed map runs directly across America, but it’s not set in stone. He welcomes suggestions of interesting places to visit from readers.

Bo will write about his coast to coast expedition on www.Globetrekk.in so we can learn about the “people, places, and activities off the beaten path”. He wants to “show people alternatives to sitting in front of the TV or computer” – Bo Bissett.

Wondering why he plans on taking on this major feat without any money? Here’s where his life experience traveling oversees kicks in. He’s modest and is definitely not materialistic. I’m sure his visits to third world countries have a lot to do with it. His experiences can really put things into perspective and make us appreciate how lucky we are. His vision is to meet people from all walks of life and write about them.

How will he eat without any money? He will write restaurant reviews for a free meal and publish it on his website. That’s a win-win.

Where will he stay without money? Well, people like me who believes in him, will contact friends across the Country to see if they have room on their couch for him to stay. He will also use a site called couchsurfing to find people who welcome travelers at no cost.

What else will he write about? He’s using social media sites to ask for recommendations of cool and/or unique places that only “locals” know about.

Although I only met Bo for a short time, I felt like he’s a kindred spirit. As we both believe in doing what we love in life. We both have a passion for writing, meeting people, and learning.

I’m really looking forward to “living vicariously” through reading about Bo’s travels.

I hope everyone who reads this, visits Bo Bissett’s website and other social media sites to learn more and follow him during his special journey!

Thanks, Bo! It was truly a pleasure meeting you and wish you safe and happy travels!

Please feel free to comment below or send an email. Don’t forget to visit New Bern Now’s Facebook page.

Wendy Card

About New Bern Now
Editor-in-Chief, Wendy Card, founded New Bern Now in April 2009. There were a number of reasons she developed the website. While stationed in Washington DC, she had 30 days to transfer to Naval Hospital Cherry Point and didn’t know much about the area. She was frustrated because there wasn’t a central location on the Internet for information about New Bern. Wendy retired from the Navy in Oct 2007. When our economy dived, she was trying to find her way in life and decided to give back to the community by creating a website that provided a “One Stop, Information Shop” to help people find out what’s happening in our community along with creating a free business listing to help business owners who couldn’t afford to advertise.

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