The Long Road Home: Road Trippers Steven Shoppman + Stephen Bouey
It was at the edge of the Caspian Sea, between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, that Steven Shoppman and Stephen Bouey’s drive around the world almost came to an end.
The two friends from Denver had been on the road for 14 months and 30,000 miles, and now, thanks to an intractable border guard, it looked like the wheels might just come off.
“What are you doing here?” the guard demanded. They were circumnavigating the globe by road, they explained, and they were doing it as never before: Through Web posts and word of mouth, Shoppman and Bouey had been recruiting a rotating cast of locals to join in their travels. Read the story and view images >>
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