The Un-Road Trip trailer from Boaz Frankel on Vimeo.



5/9/2011
Segment on KPTV Morning News

5/6/2011
Article in Portland Tribune

5/5/2011
Interview on KGW's Live@7

5/5/2011
Interview on OPB Radio

5/2011
Interview in Portland Monthly

4/26/2011
Post on EcoWizer

4/25/2011
Post on Planetsave

4/25/2011
Post on Inhabitat

4/21/2011
Mention in The Oregonian

4/18/2011
Post on B&W

8/17/2010
Article in The Oregonian

7/1/2009
Story on Evening Magazine

6/27/2009
Article in The Oregonian

6/19/2009
Story on Twin Cities Live

6/18/2009
Article on MinnPost.com

6/17/2009
Article in New Hamburg Independent

6/17/2009
Post on the Recumbent Blog

6/15/2009
Segment on Twin Cities Live

6/14/2009
Story on CBC National News

6/13/2009
Post on Bicycle Forest

6/12/2009
Blog post on Martha Stewart Weddings

6/8/2009
Story on WCAX (Burlington, VT)

6/8/2009
Post on Segway Blog

6/5/2009
Article in Concord Monitor

6/4/2009
Post on Campbell Consulting Blog

6/4/2009
Photo in New Hampshire Union Leader

5/28/2009
Interview on NBC's Today show

5/27/2009
Article in Florida Weekly

5/26/2009
Post on Auto Green Magazine

5/24/2009
Story on WCAV (Charlottesville, VA)

5/24/2009
Article in Herald Journal

5/22/2009
Story on WYFF (Greenville, SC)

5/22/2009
Video by Jamarcus Gaston

5/22/2009
Article on Gary Henderson Online

5/21/2009
Article in The Forward

5/15/2009
Article on MSNBC.com

5/14/2009
Story on FOX 4 (Fort Myers, FL)

5/14/2009
Article in Southwest Florida's News Press

5/13/2009
Story on NBC 2 (Fort Myers, FL)

5/13/2009
Post and photos at Treehugger.com

5/11/2009
Congressman Earl Blumenauer on KGW

4/28/2009
Posting at It'sATrip.org

4/27/2009
Post on Santa Barbara's Noozhawk

4/24/2009
Post on Willamette Week Blog

4/24/2009
Article in Stockton Record

4/23/2009
Post on The Intrepid Soul Blog

4/22/2009
Article in the Lodi News-Sentinel

4/21/2009
Interview on Fox 40 (Sacramento)

4/20/2009
Video Clip on Wend Magazine Blog

4/19/2009
Story on KATU (Portland ABC Affiliate)

4/18/2009
Article in the Oregonian

4/14/2009
Interview on KGW's Live @ 7 (Portland NBC Affiliate)

4/6/2009
Made Top 5 List of Outrageous Travelers at BraveNewTraveler.com

4/3/2009
Post on HowStuffWorks.com

4/2/2009
Video Interview for Wend Magazinea

4/2/2009
Post on TreeHugger.com

4/1/2009
Interview on GreenMuze.com

3/29/2009
Interview in Tulsa World Newspaper

What's this website about?

In the spring and summer of 2009 I traveled across North America on an Un-Road Trip. I criss-crossed the United States and Canada using every mode of transportation except the gas-powered car. The trip covered over 12,000 miles by kayak, bicycle, camel, segway, paraglider, crop duster, and whatever else I could find. And I documented the whole trip right here through videos, blog posts, photos, tweets, and GPS coordinates on a map.

Why an Un-Road Trip?

With the price of gas fluctuating unpredictably, the spring of 2009 seemed like a good time to look beyond our favored mode of transportation. Through the Un-Road Trip, I searched out alternative vehicles and sustainable transportation and tried them out first-hand. By avoiding highways I documented America from its rail lines, waterways, bike paths, and forest trails and tried to create a unique and interactive media-rich postcard of our country.

So you took the trip - now what?

I only used a small portion of my footage for my video updates, and all those other hours of media were burning a hole in my pocket. Then I heard about Halogen, a new cable channel that was producing some awesome socially conscious/environmental/fun programming and I sent them an email. After a few months of emails and phone calls I licensed them my footage and we started working on a 10-episode series.

Where can I see the TV show?

The show is now airing on Halogen TV and episodes are available online too at HalogenTV.com/UnRoadTrip. Check it out and let me know what you think!

Who's this Boaz guy?

Good question. Let me talk about myself in the third person for a bit: Boaz has a wide range of interests, and he's explored a lot of them in his twenty-some years. He started the west coast's only kazoo museum, he's surveyed wombat burrows in the Australian bush, and he's a Guinness World Record Holder for high-fiving. Boaz has also been producing television and video since 2001. But there's a whole other site about that. Head over to GoBoaz.com to check that out.

This all sounds pretty cool. Can we be friends?

Sure! Send me an email at boaz(at)unroadtrip(dot)com.