Free to Go: From Orkney to New Zealand on a Motorbike is more than the story of an epic journey. Not only did Esa and her husband cross twenty international frontiers - many of these now closed - they also embarked on a journey that shaped and transformed them. This extraordinary book is a tale of expanding liberties and horizons, of motherhood, of xenophobia and the shifting sands of geopolitics. Free to Go also examines the challenges of navigating a world where many assume that women ride pillion, both on a motorbike and within relationships. Esa is a poet and an academic who speaks Italian, French, Spanish and Arabic and writes beautifully in English.