Guest #9: Larry Rosinski

Larry in Singapore

Justin and Larry in Thailand

Name: Larry Rosinski
Lives in: Dove Canyon, California
Home: Toledo, Ohio
Occupation: Communications Director for Land Rover North America

“The Take Me With You! program allows me to experience the rigors and demands that are being placed on our vehicle for an expedition of this type. Land Rover’s heritage is all about exploration and expedition. We’re proud to be a part as the next chapter of this history is written,” said Rosinski.

Larry Rosinski is the Communications Director for Land Rover North America. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Larry now lives in Dove Canyon, Calif., near Irvine, with his wife and three boys. He says that he doesn't just work for Land Rover; he lives the life. He is a Land Rover owner, a club member, and a bona-fide off-road enthusiast. He proved that during one off-road adventure in Phuket, Thailand, during which he and the team transited steep, washed-out dirt tracks to explore a beach campsite, smiling and playing like kids on a playground all the while. Larry has plenty of experience at playing, as most of his free time is spent doing just that with his kids. Larry's goal in life is to continue to "enjoy the ride" and to protect the time he needs for doing what he loves to do. Right now, that includes running, surfing, playing soccer, watching sports, and, most importantly, spending time with the kids.

Would you be up for 9 months of travel like this?

Not a chance. I'd miss my family too much, and there are too many things about America I can't give up (Taco Bell, Diet Dr, Pepper, Sports Center, et al).
What is your most memorable moment during your portion of the journey?
Hanging out in a remote Malaysian village with all those kids. They don't have much except the clothes on their backs and amazing vistas, yet they find a way to be happy. A real gut check.
What advice do you have for future travelers in the program?
Bring your music on cassette tape or MP3. These vehicles are void of CD changers.
What surprised you the most?
The time it takes to travel from place to place is always longer than you think. Roads and traffic in these countries can make estimating arrival times difficult. Plus traveling by convoy adds additional steps to nearly every exercise.
What was the best thing you ate?
That fried dough stuff in the Malaysian Highlands village of Tanah Rata.
What was the most difficult part of the traveling experience?
Not getting regular sports scores.