Riding the buses is an online travel magazine that shares stories and advice to inspire others to travel independently.
Sylvia Fanjoy, Co-founder
Sylvia Fanjoy’s life as a world traveller began in the early 1970s when she hitchhiked around Europe on $5/day and spent a year working in Australia to earn enough money to meander for months along the hippie trail in Asia. This travel shaped her and how she sees the world.
Each and every year Sylvia continues to travel independently, frequently on her own. She wandered around India for six weeks because her life needed a shake up and she knew India would do that (and it did). Latin America, Canada and United States are always favourite destinations as is Southeast Asia where she recently travelled solo for several months.
She lives and gardens in Quebec, Canada.
Email Sylvia at: Sylvia@ridingthebuses.com
Jessica Sunter started travelling the world when her mother took her on an impulse vacation to Costa Rica when she was just a kid. The next year it was Mexico with the whole family followed by backpacking trips through Guatemala and Ecuador.
For a while, Jessica wondered why her family didn’t travel to regular places like everyone else she knew. But she followed the same path, travelling through southern Mexico during her gap year and studying at the University of Havana in Cuba. When Jessica’s life needed a shake up, she walked the 800 kilometre Camino de Santiago in Spain.
Jessica prefers to stay in a place for a while instead of just passing through. Her work in international development gives her that opportunity and has taken her to Tanzania, Guatemala and Honduras.
Email Jessica at: Jessica@ridingthebuses.com