About Journey America
On July 8, 2012, Filipe Masetti Leite, a Brazilian journalist based out of Toronto, embarked upon one of the most daring journeys of the 21st Century. The second-generation cowboy is riding two horses through 12 countries in North, Central and South America – a lifelong dream passed down from his father and inspired by Aime Tschiffelly’s 1925 ride from Argentina to Washington D.C. Filipe is traveling on horseback to explore, learn and engulf himself in the simplicity of a “natural way of life”. Riding through hundreds of towns and villages on his nearly 10,000 mile journey, he’ll engage with locals to hear their stories, sharing the most compelling narratives he finds. All the while you will see his personal footage updated weekly and follow his exact GPS coordinates on OutWildTV. Come along and experience Filipe’s adventures and pitfalls while he experiences the wilderness, cities and towns of the Americas on his epic journey home.
The Cattle Road to Barretos
As I prepared to ride the final week on the road to Barretos I got a history lesson in Brazil’s cowboy culture and just how important this city was to the evolution of the cattle industry.
Only 113 kilometers away from Barretos, Os Independentes decided to throw me yet another party. This time it was to celebrate my arrival in Mirassol.
Riding with Nhonha
When I arrived in the city of Fernandopolis everything changed. A group of cowboys and cowgirls organized a large “welcome to town” party at a beautiful ranch where the ponies and I rested for two days. From this party on, there was never another dull moment.
Emma Brazier – A Friend of the Guild
The Long Riders’ Guild has recognized Emma’s tremendous contribution to this historic Long Ride, naming her “A Friend of the Guild.” I’m so happy for this announcement! It is such a prestigious title only given to those who help further Long Riding.