The Mascio brothers are about to embark on the trip of a lifetime. Travelling by car, their journey will take them from the dense forests of Canada to the striking coastline of Patagonia. While they have enjoyed their extensive travels throughout Europe, Asia, and North America, a deeper longing for adventure has beckoned them to the open road.
Mario "Rio" Mascio is a 29 year old financial professional living in Northeast Ohio. He has travelled abroad extensively, both personally and professionally. After eight years of corporate and international finance, he has decided to take some time away from the spreadsheet and statistics to explore a new part of the world.
Since graduating from Kent State University in 2008, Rio has travelled to Europe or Asia every year. Each trip has instilled a passion for travel and an ever-growing respect for new cultures and people. The desire to extend these two-or-three-week vacations was always present, but the realities of budgets, careers, and family responsibilities always took precedent. That is, until now.
The catalyst for this trip occurred while watching a documentary about two friends motorcycling around the globe, when Mario and his brother Gino looked at each other and simultaneously declared that they had to do it. That moment was the spark that lit a flame that was long overdue.
Gino Mascio is a 28 year old finance professional and amature adventurer. Years of international travel have engendered in him a passion for culture and adventure. He is an avid outdoorsman who loves hiking and biking.
After completing his studies at Kent State University in 2009, Gino has worked for the last seven years in corporate finance for a Fortune 200 company. His career has been rewarding, but something has always felt as though it was missing.
After nearly a decade of annual trips to Europe and Asia, Gino is ready to take on a bigger adventure. His travels have always inspired him. Each trip has left him longing for more and wondering "What if I stayed...?" He has finally decided to press pause on his life and
career to find out.