EP19 – Why Tim Burke Quit His Job and Sold His Things To Travel Full-Time As A Moto-Photojournalist

Tim Burke was an airport operations manager at Boeing Field in Washington, overseeing the safety of everything happening on the airfield.

He loved his job and he had worked so hard to get there. So why then did he walk away from everything stable and certain to pursue the roads of the world with his camera and a motorcycle?

In episode 19 of The Stokecast, we chat with Tim Burke about:

  • His decision to leave his job and start living on the road
  • What place, after nearly 2 years of travel, has left the biggest mark on his soul
  • The realities of life and travel without deadlines or destinations
  • How he makes money on the road and is building his business as a photographer and journalist
  • Brand relationships and competing on social media
  • Why you don’t need the best gear to take the best photos (and Tim shares his sketchy shooting setup)
  • The struggle to return home after long-term travel and connect or find common ground with anybody at home who can’t relate to your experiences
  • Why you just need to send it and figure it out!

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Oh, and that place in South America Tim mentioned? That’d be here…

The Atacama Desert, Chile – Tim’s Camp | Photo: Tim Burke

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Jonathan Ronzio
Jonathan Ronzio

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Founder, Explore Inspired | CMO, Trainual | Co-Host of The Stokecast Podcast | Mountain Athlete | Award-Winning Adventure Filmmaker | Keynote Speaker

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