Born in Indianapolis, Indiana in the Midwest of the United States, Sherri grew up in suburbia. As the middle child of three, Sherri Jo went on to college, and eventually ended up working for her family business. But all the way through college and in her early working life there was a yearning for adventure that would not go away.
Scratching the itch for Adventure…
Sherri Jo wanted to travel the world and had to work out a way to do that. A strong believer in fate, she met a man who offered an opportunity to join him on a new custom built yacht intending to sail the Pacific Islands for a non-specified period of time.
This seemed like an opportunity for the adventure travel she had been yearning for – so she sold her house in Indiana and much to her family’s dismay at seeing her go, packed her bags and headed down under to begin her new adventure. This fateful decision took her on a journey around the islands with a documentary film crew and the adventure of a lifetime. Along the way she fell in love with Australia, in particular South Australia, and has spent much of the last 10 years living there. To seal her fate, Sherri Jo then became an Australian citizen. Aussie Aussie Aussie – oi oi oi!
After this long adventure, Sherri Jo was back in the workforce enjoying life and the fruits of her labor, when she wondered if this is all there is. After several months of researching her next move to start a new business, an inspired idea popped in to her head. Forget the business ideas, why not ride a motorcycle around the world? What? She doesn’t even OWN a motorcycle! Small details.
So in 2010, the “Because I Can World Tour” was born. This great adventure took Sherri Jo on a solo tour though 49 countries, 138,000 km over the next 3 1/2 years.