Mike Hamilton worked in the Canadian horse racing industry for 31 years, including 14 years as a television commentator before trading a comfortable life in Toronto for a backpack and the open road. In July 2014 he set out to circumnavigate the world.
After 33 months he had visited 35 countries, walked across Spain, traveled the length of the Silk Road by truck, and rode countless trains, buses, motorcycles, scooters, tuk tuks, dugout canoes, speedboats, slow boats, ferries, freighters, bikes, horses, and even a few camels.
Many people would call that “a trip of a lifetime.” Not Mike. He’s currently planning a second two-year adventure to start as soon as it’s reasonably safe to do so.