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It always starts with a crazy idea, doesn’t it? Let’s quit our jobs. Then say goodbye to the comforts of home finding new horizons to experience each passing day. It’s a common enough story, but the path chosen do to achieve it might be the most interesting detail. The amount of self-inflicted hardship folded into the equation speaks volumes about the constitution of the traveler.
After six hours of bushwhacking up a trail-less mountain side, Marty and Ross come upon a breathtaking sight- the Northern Patagonian Ice Field.
I met Brenda at the top of the ridge, back-pack on. I was in transect mode finally, released once again from the human world that lay only ½ mile down the hill. I cherish that distance and transecting disconnects you from the mortal world.
Living alone in the wilderness far away from civilization had long been a dream of mine. The great writers, scholars, prophets and leaders all took inspiration from the wild. Our religious totems, coats-of-arms, symbols, artworks, stories, myths, poems, legends and writings all bear testamant to the profound impact nature has on us. We named rivers, lakes and…
In 1898 the dashing British adventurer Ewart Grogan was head-over-heels in love—but he needed the approval of his beloved’s skeptical, aristocratic stepfather. To prove his worth, Grogan set out on an epic quest to become the first person to walk the length of Africa.
A little over a century later, American journalist Julian Smith also found himself madly in love with his girlfriend of seven years, yet terrified by the prospect of marriage. Inspired by Grogan’s story, he decided to face his fears of commitment by retracing the explorer’s amazing—and nearly forgotten—two-year, 4,500-mile journey for love and glory “from the Cape to Cairo.”
While the Tour de France may be in Stage 3 now, the smaller, but no less powerful, Bhutan Ride for Climate has only just begun. Youth from Bhutan and the United States have started their 300 kilometer biking tour of Bhutan, including three Himalayan passes over 10,000 feet, to learn first-hand perspectives on climate change,…