About Us

Ashley Weyman-Jones

Ashley Weyman-Jones is a 27 year old, red bearded, two legged mountain goat who likes brit-rock, beer and ice cream. He met the love of his life at the door of a hip bar in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley three years ago and has been trying madly to impress her ever since.  After working as a surveyor on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland for the past six years, Ashley is ready to retire temporarily and become a wandering para-bum. Ashley is in charge of equipment, bicycle maintenance, route mapping and tent building.

Laura Hegarty

Until recently, Laura Hegarty was a Journalist with the ABC in Bundaberg in Queensland. With a portfolio thick of stories on drug busts, sugar cane and turtles, she decided there must be more to life and turned to a world map for inspiration. Laura’s 22 years old and she couldn’t care less about saving for a decent car or a house deposit. Instead, she’s decided to blow her hard-earned dollars on border passes and bicycle parts.  She’s got a terrible sense of direction and she’s still a bit scared of her paraglider… but she’ll make it. Laura’s the director of finances, chief blogger and head chef.

15 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hi Ashley & Laura – it’s Jacob! I don’t have my own blog but you can find me on Linkedin (Jacob Kilby) I’d be delighted to put you two up in Johor Bahru – send me an email to organise. Would be great if you planned an arrival towards a weekend If possible – that way I could both take you out for a well deserved beer. Ps. if you had a spare day Ashley no problem to borrow a mate’s Trek 2.1 and take you out for a 70km stretch of the legs or you can both follow me tandem styles (if you’re not fed up already) Jk

  2. Hi Laura and Ashley, I met Claire and Maxime from Paris. We are at the Notso Hostel in Charleston SC, USA sheltering from Hurricane Sandy. They say hi (French accent)…..before heading to New Orleans. From Philip H for Perth, Western Australia

    • Thanks Philip! Superstorm Sandy is all over the news over here in China! Glad to hear you are all safe :) Happy travels!

  3. Hi,
    Dear Ashley & Laura!
    How are you?
    I’m from Tashkent (MIRZO Guesthouse).
    Today your friends Joseph and Helen are went to UK.
    I was very happy when i saw you web-site.
    It’s very interesting.
    I’ll be very happy if i heart you answer soon.
    Have a nice trip.

  4. Hi Ash and Laura

    We met us in Samarkand in the Bahodir B&B. we are back in Switzerland and go to work tomorrow. enjoy your trip and good luck in pakistan!