Our Newest Endeavor: The Launch of BOARDER-LESS.com

skateboarding travel


Little kids surrounded us with wide eyed curiosity as we made our way up a concrete ramp at the San Cristobal Sur public skatepark in Bogota, Colombia.

Greetings were abound and once they learned Shaun’s name it would be shrieked at him  across the park. For some of them, Shaun was the first gringo they had seen or met in their life. Little kids gathered around him to get a better look.

“Tiene ojos azules!” (He has blue eyes!)

“Si, el es muy guapo.” I replied. (Yes, he is very handsome.)

They continued to pelt me with questions about the US, our marriage, and what we thought about Colombia.

skateboarding travel

The Colombian Youth Inquisition.

Everything was followed up by a 9 year old boy exclaiming, “QUE CHEVRE!” (HOW COOL!)

This is what is going to be our new travel experiences. And you know what? I’m excited about it.

Introducing a new blog to the Over Yonderlust family:

skateboarding travel


Have you wanted to hear more from Shaun? Check him out as he takes on our travels while picking up his long lost love, skateboarding. We’re going to provide pics, reviews, videos, interviews and everything in between about different locations and people around the world and their relationship to skateboarding. Snowboarding and surfing will be included as well. Hope on over and join us for our new adventures.

Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, or join his RSS feed. Pass it on to your friends.

See you there!


Interested in the other blogs in the Over Yonderlust family?

Feed your travel addiction with Daily Dose Latin America – Daily pictures to provide you with inspiration along with guest posters providing their unique eye on this awesome culture.

Would you like to be a contributor? Send a picture, twitter handle, and caption to erica [at] overyonderlust.com.

Oh yes, we told you that we used to work for Blizzard. That lifestyle doesn’t just disappear overnight. Shaun provides his opinions and insights on Diablo 3 along with upcoming patches and blue posts.


29 Responses to “Our Newest Endeavor: The Launch of BOARDER-LESS.com”

  1. Evan December 14, 2011 at 1:41 am #

    Awesome idea! ..but Jesus Christ, don’t show me any more D3 stuff, I am trying to stifle an unbridled urge to build an SLI rig before it comes out! Hehe. I keep telling myself that two GTX 560s is two weeks in Vietnam, but it’s not helping very much when I’m seeing gameplay videos.

    • Erica December 14, 2011 at 2:33 am #

      @Evan: Thank you! Shaun and I are super excited about our new endeavor for sure! Shaun has been spending so much time playing D3 – it kills me. I’m making him wait to consider getting a new computer (when I’m next), especially since I just want him to sell the damn site to Curse.

      • Shaun December 14, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

        Whoa, whoa, whoa. When I’m “playing” Diablo 3, I’m actually doing intensive research for the site. You know, working. And there is a lot of stress involved with being part of a very small group of individuals that get to experience the pre-release content. So next time you see me saving the world from the minions of Diablo, maybe you should stop and ask if my shoulders are tight.

        • Erica December 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

          @Shaun: Pft. I’ll give you something to stress about.

  2. Phil December 14, 2011 at 6:04 am #

    Congrats guys!! Looks like a great project. Very unique angle. Could probably arrange some sponsorships down the line as well. As a former, now occasional skater myself, I’m excited about this!!

    • Shaun December 14, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

      @Phil – Totally! If you ever want to contribute, let me know!!

  3. 10degressabove December 14, 2011 at 8:10 am #

    I’m betting that if anyone can pull this off it will be you two! Congrats and Buena Suerte.

    Kim & Barry

    • Shaun December 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

      @Kim & Barry – Aww, thanks guys! We miss you dearly! Can’t wait till we get to meet up again. <3

  4. Erin December 14, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    Congrats guys. What a cool and unique way to experience South America.

    • Shaun December 14, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

      @Erin – Unique indeed. When we first started entertaining the thoughts, we had no idea the locals were going to be so excited. That excitement was just too contagious to ignore. 🙂

  5. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures December 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    Congrats! Awesome project!!!

    • Shaun December 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

      @Andi – Thanks! We’re so stoked to finally get the ball rollin’!

  6. Andrea December 14, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

    Fantastic idea!! Love it – way to go, Shaun =)

    • Shaun December 16, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

      @Andrea – Yeah, sometimes I even surprise myself. /flex

  7. dtravelsround December 15, 2011 at 2:44 am #

    Woop woop!!!! xoxoxox

    • Shaun December 16, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

      @D – My sentiments exactly. ^^

  8. Bethany December 15, 2011 at 4:21 am #

    Awesome job you guys! You are both killing it and now Randy can’t wait to skate with Shaun. 🙂

    • Shaun December 16, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

      @Bethany – Oh, man… that would be AWESOME!!!

  9. Laurence December 16, 2011 at 6:48 am #

    You used to work for Blizzard! That company owes me many hours of my life back 😉 (ok.. i enjoyed every second of it.. even levelling fishing…)

    • Shaun December 16, 2011 at 9:35 pm #

      @Laurence – Lol, that is everyone’s story- including Erica and myself! I still occasionally play all the games, because you know, I get them for free. 😛

      • Laurence December 28, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

        Free stuff can’t be beaten 🙂 Do you play on the road or just have nostalgia moments when you’re back home?

  10. Stephanie - The Travel Chica December 16, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

    It’s great that you’ve decided to do a project that combines your interests with your travels. Best of luck!

    • Shaun December 16, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

      @Stephanie – Thanks! It’s so much more fun combining interests! 😀

  11. Terri December 17, 2011 at 9:16 am #

    What a cool idea! Congratulations and good luck!

    • Erica December 18, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

      @Terri: Thanks! We’re keeping our fingers crossed for sure!

  12. mugs December 17, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    Congrats guys, great ptojects!,
    Great pix and sick idea on the sk8 side of travel! I’ll be looking forward to seeing more!

    • Erica December 18, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

      @mugs: Thank you! Shaun should be getting back to you soon. 😛 Thanks so much for dropping a line!

  13. Kieu ~ GQ trippin December 18, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    Congrats! What a great idea. We can’t wait to follow and hear more of your travels through Shaun. Looking forward to it.

  14. Anis October 4, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    Congrats on your new project – sound really, really exciting!

Leave a Reply