Sometimes we get exceptionally interesting guests in our Hostel in Toronto.
Bill Fischer of Ohio, U.S.A. is one of them.
In his life Bill has been a New York State Trooper – an honest law enforcement officer who exposed misdeeds within his own ranks.
He was a Vietnam era Marine Rifleman. And he is now a Forensic Investigator working on behalf of Defense Attorneys.
Bil is an example of a man who seems to have lived life to the fullest. And it continues to this day.
For example, he recently completed an epic Alaska to Tierra del Fuego cycling trip – virtually the entire length of the Western Hemisphere!
Younger backpackers should take note of the manner in which Bill has approached living. He is an example of how life can and should be a grand adventure.
And for younger travelers, that adventure is just beginning!
As Mark Twain once famously noted:
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than by the things you did.
So cast off the bowlines; Sail away from safe harbor; Catch the Tradewinds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover!”
Bill at the Golden Gate Bridge. Alaska thousands of kilometers behind but still a long way to go for this cyclist/adventurer. Last stop on this epic journey – the tip of South America! (By the way, he made it!)