Our expedition will take us along the Silk Road, the oldest trade route network in the world. The Silk Road transported more than just goods between Eastern and Western Empires as long ago as 600 BCE. Technology, ideas, and religion all made the journey through the hands and the minds of the people who traveled these routes. We want to walk the Silk Road to discover this for ourselves and tell stories of the people we meet along the way, the places we walk through, and the purposes that intertwine it all.
Some argue the faster you move the more you see. We feel that the slower you move the more you connect.
Our vision is to follow in the footsteps of history. We will face the trials of crossing deserts, mountains, great plains, and endless valleys, not to mention the range of climate and seasonal changes; just as countless traders, travelers, and exiled souls did. One of the most important aspects of this journey will be interviewing the people that have settled in these parts of the world. We are doing this to gain a greater understanding of cultures and the connections these people have fostered for the land and the places they call home.
A map of the Silk Road routes is full of dots representing significant cities along the way. In the modern age, we typically travel dot to dot, ignoring those lines that represent everything in-between. For us, it is those forgotten in-betweens that are the draw; to experience the Silk Road the way it was experienced in the past. In this way, we hope to continue the tradition of globalization between the East and the West.