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Muddy woman and dog beside crashed motorcycle beside man riding motorcycle and distressed text: "GoRUFFLY Around the World"
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Girl Up and the United Nations Foundation
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Triumph Motorcycles
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Tractive
RUFFLY ethical outdoor dog gear logo
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Girl Up and the United Nations Foundation
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Triumph Motorcycles
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Tractive
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Kelty
RUFFLY ethical outdoor dog gear logo
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Kelty

Jess Stone and her White Swiss Shepherd are riding around the world on a motorcycle

to raise $100K for the global gender equality nonprofit Girl Up!

Right now we’re…

Traveling through Mexico and Central America.

When we reach Panama we’re going to cross the remote Darien Gap jungle by foot!

Jess Stone and her White Swiss Shepherd are riding around the world on a motorcycle

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Our Route Around the World

We started the journey from Lake Atitlan, Guatemala on 5 March 2022.

The route includes:

⇡North America   ↯South America    Africa    Europe    Asia

You’ve Never Seen Adventure Travel Done Like This!

It’s Motorcycle Diaries meets A Dog’s Purpose with a splash of Arrested Development!

Silhouette of woman riding a Triumph Tiger 900 motorcycle with a big dog on the back

Here’s what’s happening right now…

We’re traveling through Mexico and Central America and when we reach Panama we’re going to cross the Darien Gap by foot.

It’s a daunting trek through 100km of mountainous jungle and swamps where few travelers dare to pass…

Binge watch now to be ready for the Darien Gap crossing!

Shop with RUFFLY to Support this Extraordinary Adventure

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Woman and a German shepherd lay on an outdoor dog bed on a wooden dock over a lake

Ethical Outdoor Dog Gear

Imagine if Vera Wang and The North Face had a litter of dog gear – and raised it to do good like Oprah.

Woman rides an adventure motorcycle off-road through the Nevada mountains with a white Swiss shepherd on the back

Motorcycle Dog Carrier

What if you could enjoy the thrill of riding – and have your furry copilot there with you?

The Gear We Use to GoRUFFLY Around the World

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Man, woman, and German Shepherd sit together on ground in silhouette

Get some information about the gear and support services we use – then get outfitted and get out there!

GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Girl Up and the United Nations Foundation
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Triumph Motorcycles
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Tractive
RUFFLY ethical outdoor dog gear logo
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Alpinestars
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Giant Loop
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Cardo Systems
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for HydraPak
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Quad Lock
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for GSE
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Zesty Paws
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for KONG
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Rex Specs
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Overland Expo Foundation
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Girl Up and the United Nations Foundation
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Triumph Motorcycles
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Tractive
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Kelty
RUFFLY ethical outdoor dog gear logo
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Kelty
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Alpinestars
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Giant Loop
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Cardo Systems
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for HydraPak
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Quad Lock
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for GSE
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Rex Specs
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Overland Expo Foundation
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for KONG
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Zesty Paws
GoRUFFLY Around the World partner logo for Kelty

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it true that Moxie passed away? What happened?

Yes, Moxie passed away in March due to complications resulting from a routine knee surgery.

She had torn the CCL ligaments in her knees while running and playing in Baja California as we traveled south on our route towards the Antarctic Ocean. She went into surgery at our trusted veterinary hospital in Guatemala and passed away quite suddenly five days later.

We were heartbroken.

What's next for GoRUFFLY Around the World?

We were heartbroken after Moxie’s passing.

We decided that the best way to grieve and heal was to go on a pilgrimage to celebrate our travels with Moxie. During A GoRUFFLY Pilgrimage in July 2023, we visited other people doing extraordinary things with their dogs and learned about the special bond they share.

Now we’ve welcome a new copilot into our pack. Whimsy has big paws to fill but she’s proving to be a genuine article all her own as we now continue the GoRUFFLY Around the World adventure together!

How does Whimsy travel on Jess’s motorcycle?

Whimsy rides in RUFFLY’s K9 Moto Cockpit motorcycle dog carrier on the back Jess’s Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro motorcycle. RUFFLY has custom built the K9 Moto Cockpit for hundreds of dog-loving motorcyclist all around the world. Check out our detailed Gear Guide video for more information about the K9 Moto Cockpit.

How do you ensure that Whimsy is as safe as possible on the motorcycle?

Whimsy’s big sister and predecessor, Moxie, traveled tens of thousands of kilometers in the K9 Moto Cockpit without an injury of any kind. The Cockpit’s cushioned design kept her safe and comfortable while enjoying an authentic riding experience with Jess.

Like Moxie before her, Whimsy rides securely harnessed into the Cockpit motorcycle dog carrier at all times and she wears eye protection.

Check out this Gear Guide video about how to secure the dog in their Cockpit and our Rider’s Guide article for a detailed breakdown of the safety considerations.

What is Girl Up?

No matter their background, girls have the power to transform themselves, their communities, and the world around them. Girl Up is a global movement of empowered young women leaders who defend gender equality. Through leadership development training, Girl Up gives girls the resources and platform to start a movement for social change wherever they are.

For those who stand with us in this movement, there is no rest until we achieve equal rights for every girl. Because when girls rise, we all rise.

Girl Up was founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010, and continues to work across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.

For those who stand with us in this movement, there is no rest until we achieve equal rights for every girl. Because when girls rise, we all rise.

Girl Up was founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010, and
continues to work across a global community of partners to achieve
gender equality worldwide.

Is my donation to the Girl Up campaign tax deductible?

Yes, your donation to the GoRUFFLY Around the World supporting Girl Up campaign goes directly to Girl Up and it is tax deductible for U.S. taxpayers. So, donate now!

Are there any other ways that I can help support the Girl Up campaign?

Absolutely, yes! The easiest way is to share and repost content about the world adventure and encourage everyone you know to donate. Do all your dog-lover gift shopping with RUFFLY because 10% goes to Girl Up.

Please take up a collection at work and, if you’re a businessowner, contact us about becoming a corporate partner. Most importantly, help spread the word!

Can we arrange for you to share the GoRUFFLY story at my business?

We’d love to. We’re happy to do a talk and answer questions wherever our route and timeline allows so email us or call +1 323-454-3127.

Can we meet up for a ride or a coffee somewhere along your route?

That would be awesome! Email us and let us know where you are and what you have in mind for a meetup.

How can I follow along and know where you are on the journey?

The route map on this page shows our route and current location so you can see if we’re in your area and if we have an event scheduled.

Each week we post a new episode of our GoRUFFLY Around the World adventure travel series so subscribe to our YouTube channel to enjoy all the thrills!

And, of course, follow @goruffly on Instagram and Facebook!

Do you have a question that we didn’t answer? Then reach out and drop us a line!