Show notes for podcast #115
Amanda Zito on Embracing a Life of Adventure and Facing Anxiety Along the Way
Scott Brady interviews the inspiring Amanda Zito, solo adventure motorcycle traveler that has embraced the road less traveled. Amanda shares her process of facing anxiety and the challenges of finding her way through the wilderness of life.
Amanda Zito was born and raised in Western Montana and spent her childhood on her family’s ranch. She moved to Portland, Oregon in 2010 to attend the Pacific Northwest College of Art where she earned a BFA in Illustration and finished her Tattoo Apprenticeship. In December 2020 she quit her day job, and is now a Full-Time Content Creator. She started riding in 2012, after moving to Portland. She decided that if she couldn't ride her horses regularly anymore, a motorcycle was the natural next step. Not to mention her habit of running away from the city was getting a little expensive in just a car. She currently owns five beautiful motorcycles; Lazarus, a 1980 Suzuki 850gl, Hephaestus a 2005 Honda Shadow Spirit 750, Paul Bunyan a project 1972 Honda CB175, Briareos Hecatonchires a 2016 Honda CB500xa, and a Batavus Moped named Icarus .
Scott is the publisher and co-founder of Expedition Portal and Overland Journal and is often credited with popularizing overlanding in North America. His travels by 4WD and adventure motorcycle span all seven continents and includes three circumnavigations of the globe. His polar expeditions include two vehicle crossings of Antarctica and the first long-axis crossing of Greenland. @scott.a.brady
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Amanda is also an Illustrator. You can see more of her work on Instagram, and her Portfolio.
You can support Amanda by donating or buying shirts from her REDBUBBLE, or buying prints, Original Paintings and magnets from her Etsy Shop.
*all photos and info from Amandas personal website, copyright to her*