NOTES FROM THE ROAD


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Sable is ready …


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Our rally Jeep is ready to roll …


7 October 2016: Sable is all set and outfitted for the rally, waiting for pickup in Sedona next week. Can’t wait to get out on the trail in this capable Barlow Jeep…



En route to Reno …


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Onboard flight to Reno, the journey begins …


6 October 2016: The rally begins with this JetBlue flight from NY-JFK to Reno Nevada. Though the event start is a week away, this is the first leg of the journey, making a normally mundane flight a little more exciting…



New York traffic …


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A quick stop in NYC before heading west …


4 October 2016: Drove into the city this morning to take care of a few things before leaving for the west. Traffic was heavy as it usually is and had plenty of time to think while crawling along at five miles per hour. Looking forward to swapping this urban congestion for the open skies and empty spaces of the western deserts…


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THIS WEEK:
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Heading back to Reno, NV for some final training, acclimation and preparation for the rally …


COMING UP SOON:
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Competing as Team #124 in the inaugural edition of the Rebelle Rally 13-22 October 2016 …


TEAM ENGAGE

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Team Engage is JoMarie Fecci of USnomads and Tracey Ristow driving “Sable,” a Barlow Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, across the American southwest in the inaugural edition of the Rebelle Rally, 13-22 October 2016. The team, hailing from opposite coasts of the USA, came together to compete in the Rebelle with a shared commitment to humanitarian ideals in addition to a love of overland exploration. During the rally Team Engage will be showing its support for the Blue Heart Campaign to raise awareness and help victims of human trafficking through the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking


THE BLUE HEART CAMPAIGN

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Team Engage supports the UN’s Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking and the Blue Heart Campaign as their platform to raise awareness about global human trafficking— an issue which disproportionately effects women. Human trafficking is modern day slavery and includes sex trafficking (forced prostitution and forced marriage), labor trafficking (domestic servitude, sweatshops and fraudulent bonded labor contracts), child soldiers and organ trafficking. According to the International Labor Organization, nearly 21 million people or 3 out of every 1,000 people worldwide are victims of human trafficking. The UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking was established in 2010 and provides direct humanitarian, legal and financial aid to human trafficking victims. They provide grants to small grassroot NGOs that directly assist victims with housing, food, legal aid, access to justice, psychosocial support, medical care and training. Click here to donate directly to the Fund…

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MORE NOTES FROM THE ROAD:
26-30 Sep – Rally Prep
19-25 Sep – Long Island
12-18 Sep – Yuma and Glamis
5-11 Sep – Sedona
29 Aug – 4 Sep – Long Island
23-28 August – Rod Hall Drive Training
15-22 August – Reno Rebelle Training
8-14 August – TFT8
1-7 August – Serbia overland
July – Serbia, Rally planning
June – Mongolia
16-31 May – Overland Expo, Mongolia
1-15 May – Paris
April – training desert prep
March – Long Island
February – California deserts
January – El Camino del Diablo
December – Long Island
November – New York
15-31 October – Moab
1-14 October – Vermont
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