“So many people have dreams they want to pursue, but they’re afraid to talk about them because they don’t want to fail or have others hold them to it.”

It was at the age of 30 that Jedidiah decided to change his life. He wanted to recapture the sense of wonder he remembered feeling as a kid – a wonder that he’d lost to the routine of his day job as a lawyer in New York.

And so he quit and set off on the 16 month, 10,000 mile bike trip would form the basis of the book he’d always dreamt of writing.

Travelling from Oregon to Patagonia, he found something unique and astounding round almost every corner and reinvigorated his passion for unearthing the new.

Photographer: Andy J Scott for the Guardian.