About Mark

My name is Mark Quattrocchi. This site is dedicated to giving people a look into the wonders of world travel. Through my experiences, thoughts and ambitions about adventure, I strive to give motivation to people to follow their dreams. It is not just about travel, but showing people the tools available to succeed in life and find their true calling. To find what we are all looking for. To make life happen for yourself, to live your dreams and open yourself to new surroundings. I believe hard work and dedication can change our lives. I love this world. It is an amazing place and I hope you are able to find power through my experiences.

Back in 2012 I moved to the tropical paradise of China’s Hainan Island and worked as a Kindergarten Teacher at a The Canadian International School of Sanya. On July 7th, 2014, I left from Sanya on the adventure of a lifetime. I began a cycling journey around the world. Around the world by bike, back to my home in Canada. My journey began in China and headed westward. Along the old Silk Road through historic Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan, before making a loop through India. I explored the beauty of Eastern Europe starting in Turkey and down through the hidden treasures of Africa via Malta. Cycling Cairo to Cape Town, I headed over to South America. From there, I weaved my way North all the way home to Canada. I rode in support of WE Charity, in order to give others access to reliable and safe education. I helped to build schools in countries in need as I went. For exploration, change, adventure and hope. I’ll see you out there!

*Check out my recent posts and charity page for more information on the ride.
**e-mail: markquattrocchi@hotmail.com

  1. Thank you for following my blog πŸ™‚ Happy that you like it πŸ™‚ what an interesting blog you have πŸ™‚ for sure will come back here πŸ™‚

  2. Kelly Haining

    We are so proud and excited to follow your adventure back home, I can imagine the tears of happiness and joy running down Dorothy’s face as you return home. God bless

  3. Hi You were on the news tonight BC. Vancouver Island- Nanaimo, where I watched. Great adventure and great work to start schools.good for you.

  4. What an Extraordinary journey! and for an amazing cause. There is still so much need in the world. I’m currently in Guatemala, a country with one of the lowest literacy rates in the world, and have done some volunteering here. When you pass through here look me up, I’ve accumulated a few tips and friends here πŸ™‚
    Karina
    @ http://www.karinasextraordinarylife.com

    • Awesome to hear from you Karina. I will for sure be looking you and your contacts up as I go through Guatelmala. I wholeheartedly am looking forward to that part of the world. It will be such a rewarding experience. Take care and enjoy your travels as well, I will be following along!

  5. hi mr mark i am someone from canadian school of egypt i have a question? can i please have your email to ask you a question?
    P.S. you are an brave person and awesome person

  6. hey mark. Thank you for visite us in filadelfia. I hope you remember me. I am Norbert from Filadelfia

  7. I don’t know how u do it, from the screaming kid, eating grubs, fire on the boat, things stolen, delays, to all the rain and mosquitos, and yet you tell a captivating story and come out of that adventured renewed. Your a remarkable man!

    • Thanks for the comment Sue. I never really thought about it that way, but I suppose you are right. I guess I am used to these types of things now. I know it would be someone else’s nightmare and in no way a holiday. Puts things into perspective I guess. Hope all is well!

  8. We are a grade 6 class from Pleasant Corners Public School, in Vankleek Hill, Ontario. Your Mom was here today to inform us of your lifetime adventure cycling around the world. Your story has inspired us to help make a difference as well. We really hope you would take the time upon your return to visit our school! It would be an honor to meet you in person. Good luck on the last stretch of your journey.
    Love,
    Mrs. Kirby’s Grade 6 class
    We hope to hear from you soon

    • Hi Mrs. Kirby and class! Thanks so much for writing and for having my mother into your class to share my journey. I am so happy that I could inspire you through something that I am very passionate about. I will do my best to come by your school if it is possible. Would love to meet you all as well. Please help by sharing my ride and being change makers in your daily lives. All my best! πŸ™‚

  9. hey mark it’s me Kaleb my class has been learning about you I hope you make more money for free the children, bye.

  10. Larry Smith

    Hello Mark
    It was nice meeting you today in Troy, Ohio. I am a bit jealous as I am an avid bike tour rider. Not sure I would tackle your journey, but you should be very proud of your accomplishment. Please be safe on the rest of your trip, and remember to keep your helmet on. It saved my life twice.
    Let me know when you get home safe.

  11. Hope Fenton

    Hello Mark! My name is Hope, and I am currently teaching at the Canadian International School in Sanya. It is a weird connection that I am teaching at the same school and living in the city of your epic departure. I am fascinated by your bravery, relentless determination, and passion to live life to its absolute fullest. Wow! You are an inspiration, big and small. Come July, I will soon depart from this same city and return home. Thanks to you and your one adventure, I’m inspired to dream bigger. Thank you for sharing your story. Best of luck to you.

    Truly,
    Hope

    • Hi Hope,

      Such a cool message. I really appreciate you following along on my journey. So awesome that you worked in Sanya. I will always have a piece of my heart there. I miss those days a bit, but change and adventure were calling. I hope you enjoyed your time there and were able to make the most of it. Thank you for the message. Xie xie! πŸ™‚

  12. Himanshu Goyal

    Hi Mark, i want to take one step ahead achieving my dream of travelling the world but i dont have enough funds for that. Can you guide me in this regard. I admire your passion of travelling and would really like to learn from you.

    • Hi Himanshu, I really appreciate you reaching out to me on my website about travel and are inspired by my journey. I would love to help out if possible with traveling on a tight budget. Please send more information to my email at markquattrocchi@hotmail.com with what you would like to do, where you would like yo go and so on. I will do my best to help with this once I know a little more information. All my best!

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