With two months of motorcycle experience under my belt, I took off from Seattle towards New Orleans. Wide-eyed, under-prepared, and excited as all hell, I rode down the Oregon and Californian coastline, getting the feel for a loaded bike as I went. My first experiences with camping in undesignated areas (stealth camping), my first experiences filming from a motorcycle with a GoPro, and my first experiences as a travel writer. I saw oceans, hills, valleys, deserts, canyons, snow-covered Rockies and desolate plains. I performed street magic in a few new states, took many detours, met a lot of great characters, and learned mountains about myself.