Nottingham, United Kingdom
BMW F650GS (Pearl) and F800GS
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us” (Robyn Yong)
‘Good girl gone biker’ Lisa Morris was born and bred in Great Britain, during which she traveled a fair bit for 15 years, in between getting her degree and becoming an instructor to run diving trips and scuba dive the globe. She hung up her fins wanting to diversify into something totally fresh and learned to ride a motorcycle by accident. She won somewhat more than the runner up prize at a motorcycle event; after a morning’s wobbling on two mini wheels, she has never looked back. Currently riding the Americas ‘bottom up’, she’s travelling from Antarctica to the Arctic Circle as much as the Earth’s surface permits on Pearl, her trusty 650cc, alongside her partner Jason Spafford. Lisa relishes sharing tales on the trails as a freelance travel writer. Interestingly, she considers it a blessing having zero sense of smell, particularly living out of two panniers and a roll bag alongside her ‘marvelous other’ — hand washing will only get you so far, eh!
As someone that was raised in a rural corner of Nottinghamshire, England, Jason has had an unquenchable thirst for travel for as long as he can remember. He explored above and below the waterline extensively for over two decades, became a scuba diving instructor that saw him teach across the watery globe and run diving trips in the Red Sea; this led to making a name for himself as an underwater photographer. Jason has since broadened his passion behind the lens as an adventure travel photographer, a videographer and drone pilot, which enables him to shoot incredible stills and short films capturing unique aerial photography, while currently living on the road.