Nikki Misurelli’s former boyfriend refused to let her accompany him on a bike trip he was undertaking with his mates – he reckoned she wouldn’t be able to handle the ride from USA to Argentina. So, they broke up and she went by herself.

Nikki passed her full bike test, and used a Honda CBR600RR to travel from Alaska to Panama, covering over 12,000 miles for her first trip – and it’s changed her life.

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Since her first trip, she has pulled all of her retirement money and sold most of her belongings. She said: “I have no house and barely any possessions. It’s amazing how little we actually need in life.” Nikki uses a tent and hammock to allow her to sleep pretty much anywhere she chooses – which also helps to keep costs low, though she does have to work part-time in between her epic journeys when she needs to top up her bank account.