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All images on this page were taken by Melbourne-based photojournalist Bridget O'Brien for the New York Times who tragically died in a car accident a few months later.
From Cindies Journel: December 7 - ......I would like to take a moment to remember our friend Bridget O'Brien. We met Bridget a freelance photographer last March in Australia, she hung out with us for a couple of days and took photos for the New York Times and one of her photos of us was used in the Travel section. She spent three days with us and we talked about traveling, cultures and people. She was a gypsy herself living all over the states, Paris and then Australia. She got married the month after we met her and we stayed in contact through email. She was in the USA touring with her husband and his band and they were traveling from Michigan to New York when one morning a deer jumped in front of their car and Bridget swerved to miss it and crashed. Bridget and her husband were killed and the other band members survived. She was 26 and he was 24, oh so young and their life in front of them. I will miss Bridget she was so full of enthusiasm for life.
From the NY Times: IN FORSTER, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, FIVE YEARS INTO A WORLD BIKE TOUR, MARCH 31, 2007 Cindie Travis, 45, from Prescott, Ariz., with her husband, Tim, 40: “It started with Tim coming up with a dream to travel around the world. We gave up our careers, sold our possessions and just started out on our bikes. We’ve been through Central and South America, China and Southeast Asia, and now Australia, where the wildlife — platypuses, kangaroos, Tasmanian devils — is like nowhere else. We’re fully self-contained: tent, sleeping bags, cook gear; Tim carries a computer and all our electronics. We originally saved enough money for seven years, at $20 or $25 a day. Now, we basically are living off the proceeds from selling our book and from the advertising on our Web site, downtheroad.org. About the time we got to South America, it turned from a trip into a lifestyle. There is no end in sight. We think of retiring in an R.V. in the States; we don’t really see staying in one place as an option. We’re modern nomads, I guess.” As told to Seth Kugel
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