Mallory Paige and her canine friend Baylor have already toured more than 20,000 miles from Alaska to Florida, with many roundabouts and detours in between. They are on a mission to prove that you do not need to be fearless or perfect to adventure boldy. The duo have been on the road in the sidecar rig—custom-welded by Mallory—for more than 300 days, spending most nights camped out under the stars.
Describing her journey as “an endless trust fall,” Mallory wants people to know that dreams like hers are achievable by anyone willing to take the leap. She believes “embracing our crazy keeps us sane” and that success is defined by trying. This is the essence of the Change Your World Fund and why Mallory is our perfect first grantee and ambassador.
During their tour, Mallory and Baylor will share their message of adventure with schools, organizations, and communities across the U.S. and Canada before continuing their journey south into Mexico. The Operation Moto Dog short film will be entered in several film festivals, and you can meet them at Overland Expo EAST 2016 (October 7-9, Asheville, NC).
“CHOOSE HAPPY, SEEK ADVENTURE” www.OPERATIONMOTODOG.com
EXPLORE YOUR WORLD, CHANGE YOUR WORLD
The Change Your World Fund was established to honor the memory of Alistair Farland (1990 – 2014). Al, as the 24-year-old Australian was known to his friends and family, believed in the power of exploration to change things. He wanted to inspire his generation to explore their world and impact their society. Although he died in an accident in fall 2014 on his journey, his passion and inspiration did not.
In collaboration with the Farland family and Overland Expo, we have launched the Change Your World Fund to support people like Alistair whose overland journeys and projects go beyond the “me” and seek out strangers and challenges. To donate or apply, please visit www.ConserVentures.org/change-your-world-fund