Jess Stone of GoRUFFLY is Overland Expo Foundation’s first Change Your World Travel Grant awardee! She is riding around-the-world on a BMW G650GS with her German Shepard companion, Moxie, in the K9 Moto Cockpit. Above and beyond their world adventures, their goal is to raise $100,000 for the global nonprofit Girl Up, which was founded by the United Nations Foundation to provide leadership and development training to girls in over 120 countries. “Through my own challenges of learning, riding off-road, and riding with a big dog on the back of my bike, I hope my actions will inspire girls to dream big and persist to achieve their own goals.”
You can follow along with weekly episodes of the GoRUFFLY Around the World adventure travel series on YouTube. Viewers get to see what the experience is like of traveling with a big dog on a motorcycle become introduced to the Girl Up clubs they visit along the way. and the impact that their donations will make. You can also purchase hand-made, ethical outdoor dog gear at RUFFLY, which donates 10% of all gear sales to the fundraiser.