Mikey Lythcott has friends all over the world. That’s mostly due to the fact he’s been all over the world. There are postcards and the occasional letter, but Lythcott mostly keeps his friends up to date on his world travels via social media.
When a scooter wreck sent Lythcott and a traveling companion off an embankment into a ravine, that digital circle of friends may well have saved their lives.
The 36-year-old American ex-pat living in Lisbon, Portugal often posted his globetrotting adventures on Facebook, but on August 22, instead of pictures of a new beach or exotic market scene he posted only “Help. In danger. Call police.” Read more