My Peter Tosh T-Shirt and his 69th Earthstrong

Growing up I was a huge fan of Peter Tosh. If you don't know his music, then do yourself a favor and start listening. The EQUAL RIGHTS album is probably my favorite, so if you're looking for some righteousness in your day, give this a listen. 

My most vivid memories growing up in Illinois usually had Peter Tosh involved in them. Other than listening to his music, I also owned one of his shirts from his popular album, 'Wanted Dread and Alive." When I got my driver's license at 16 years old, I was wearing that shirt. Boarding my first international flight, that same shirt followed. Keep in mind, I'm not a fan of many people, and hardly ever purchase t-shirts, but without question made an exception with acquiring a Peter Tosh one.

As a matter of fact, my brothers and I used to write letters to companies requesting free clothes. Most of my wardrobe in High School consisted of t-shirts from various companies like ComEd, Jack in the Box, Chiquita, 7-11, Xerox, and others. I'd write these companies asking for any promotional apparel, saying it was my brothers birthday and that he's a huge fan of their product(s). How someone at Xerox  believed a teenager was a fan of theirs I have no idea, but it worked. From the hundreds of companies we wrote to, few responded by shipping us shirts, pens, and hand written letters thanking us for the loyal support. Because of this, I had no need to purchase any more tees, I had plenty. Nevertheless, after seeing Peter Tosh shirt for sale online, I jumped at the opportunity and ordered it. Below are a couple pics at 16 and 17 years wearing it. 

Left to Right: 16 yrs old drivers license, 17 yrs old 1st international flight

Left to Right: 16 yrs old drivers license, 17 yrs old 1st international flight

We've established that I'm a Peter Tosh fan. So, this October, my girlfriend and I bumped into a friend as we were walking out of a bar. Instead of wrapping up the night like we discussed, we followed him and his friend to another bar. There we proceeded to chat over some drinks. Come to find out, the friend of our friend is a manager at the Peter Tosh's Estate!  When I heard this, I naturally got very excited. After more drinks and conversation, I received an invite to visit Jamaica and celebrate the life and music of Peter Tosh for his 69th birthday. How can I say no? 

I had just finished editing the Trans-Siberian Railway series and  was in need of a mini adventure. There was no excuse not do this, so I called up my trusty director friend, Tony Corella, and we boarded an eastbound flight to JamRock for the weekend. Thus concludes this blog post and begins your viewing of part 1 and 2 of our trip (attached below).


Welcome to InTransit HQ!

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to InTransit HQ, home of the new InTransit blog/website. Things may be messy at the moment but hopefully through trial and error and a little collaborative effort from you guys, we can create something fun here. It's been on my agenda for years to create a comprehensive site, something that covers a variety of travel related subjects and not just video. So if there are topics you'd like me, or guest bloggers to write about then please contact me. WOW! Adding that hyperlink just now strangely put things into perspective. I haven't used blog software in YEARS, and I forgot how fun this is. On with the fun...

For 8 years now I've been creating and posting videos to my YouTube channel, pdrop, and haven't blogged since the days of the Walkstars and ScootStars. If you're new to my videos and don't know what those two things mean,  then I recommend clicking those  hyperlinks above to watch some older travel content. Man, I love me some hyperlinks by the way.

After the "stars" era, I then cross dissolved into the world of InTransit, which focused solely on video, no blogging. Fast forward to today, I'm now setting up a site with a blog thanks to squarespace. The simplicity of configuring a website through them is pretty stellar, and as of now, very enjoyable. After all this time, this is what I've been waiting for. I'm not sure why, but I've always had a hard time with websites, so hopefully the simplicity of creating one will allow me to be more consistent. 

While on the topic of the the good old days, let's transition to a brief history of this site (  Before we do that , we must pay our respects to TheWalkstars! Prior to InTransit, we posted our journey by foot from LA to SD on a wordpress blog called A screen shot below: 

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Pretty sick site, eh? Leaving the world of walking because of a leg injury, we started to post here, reasons being that thewalkstars was too specific of a name for a scooter trip as well as other planned  journeys in the future. This desire gave birth to Welcome to the ScootStars era on (2007-2009) A screen shot below: 


Then came along the Mexico & Central America trip on Public Transportation back in 2009. Here's a coming soon version! I probably say that way too often about upcoming projects. 

Coming soon! 

Coming soon! 

Up until now, the site has primarily taken the look and feel of the landing page below. The Mississippi River, Land Rover and the Trans-Siberian Railway trips have all lived on this. 


That was a brief history of this site through pictures. Who knows where things will go from here, but I hope you continue to join me along the way. 

In a video, this is where I ask  you to subscribe, like, comment, and share. Unfortunately, I don't know what do with a blog post so I'll just be on my way.