During the summer of 2010 I ventured to Oregon for a few months of soul searching after my husband passed away. While there, I became friends with several professional kitesurfers from Mexico. At the end of the summer, Fernando invited me to ride with him on his motorcycle from Hood River, Oregon down the west coast and through Baja. I left my car at a friend’s house and we took off on the motorcycle. I spent the better part of the next year traveling throughout Mexico, Ireland, and Bali.

Here’s a video of the motorcycle portion of our Baja adventure. The video begins in Ensenada, a small village just south of Tijuana.