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What is an adventure?

Words like adventure, hero and epic have become cliches that have lost their meaning. So unfortunately we can’t say: “I’m a a hero going on an epic adventure,” and be meaningful. So, what exactly is an adventure?


Tom Allen and Leon McCarron walk heroically again through the mountains of Iran

Karun River, Iran. From Source to Sea.

We’ve heard a lot of great things about traveling Iran — history, hospitality, cuisine — and Tom Allen’s unique journey traveling the Karun River from source to sea proves that and more. Be sure to watch the trailer to his film below, a successful Kickstarter project and “Official selection of the Kendal Mountain Festival 2015.


Andy Graham Hobo Traveler

Thoughts on being American in the age of terrorism

Article written by Andy Graham the Hobo Traveler. Read more of Andy’s tips for Making a living while traveling or visit his website hobotraveler.com. Editor’s Note: It’s been about 16 years since we first featured Andy’s adventures on The Argonauts. We’ve been long over due for an update. So we, checked in with Andy and… Continue Reading


Kenyan school children jump for joy when they got their Falling Uphill books.

Falling Uphill in Kenya

Inspiring dreams Finally, it took two months for my package of books to arrive in Kenya. I marked the package “educational material for children,” and luckily no one stole it as often happens. I love how the photo captures them jumping in air, just like they are falling uphill. I hope the books encourage the… Continue Reading


Troubleshooting health issues while traveling

By Lauren Mack, Cheapflights.com Nothing will put the brakes on a trip like getting sick or injured. Despite travelers’ best efforts to prepare and prevent common ailments while on-the-go, it’s inevitable that at some point you may need to troubleshoot health issues while traveling. We spoke to doctors across the U.S. to get their tips… Continue Reading


Ben Lecomte in wetsuit

Man to swim across the Pacific Ocean

When Ben, the first man to attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean, finished prepping his support boat, he took some time to answer our question about his motivation: “I would say that I am not a swimmer, I am an adventurer who swims and uses his passion to get people’s attention on issues that… Continue Reading


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For Those Who Want More From Life

Mark Jason explains his motivation for riding a bicycle around the world and gives some advice for living life to the fullest.


Vegan Runs Appalachian Trail in 46 days

What foods fuel a man who completed the entire Appalachian Trail in 46 days? We spoke to ultrarunner and vegan Scott Jurek to find out. Source: What Vegan Ultrarunner Scott Jurek Likes to Eat – Bon Appétit



Lumenocity

Cincinnati’s Lumenocity is a classical music performance by the symphony, which uses lasers to illuminate the Music Hall building with animations.


The Dream Club

Our motto: Dream it! Plan it! Do it! The aftermath of drawings. Pictured above are only one-third of the drawings. We’ve tested The Dream Playbook in about a dozen after-school programs, and had so much success that the facilitators starting calling it The Dream Club or Dream Workshop. The Playbook is designed to be used… Continue Reading


Matthias kite bike Mongolian Tour

Trans-Mongolian Kite-Trike Tour

Being pulled by a kite on a recumbent trike across Mongolia!? That’s the vision about an adventure from Matthias Ramsel! His next adventure will be a tricycle powered by a kite. His amazing trip will starts in Novosibirsk (Russia), crossing Mongolia with tailwinds from west to east and ends with a bit of luck in… Continue Reading


How to travel the world on a budget

Money Tips & Tricks Note: This article is a work-in-progress. For more info about money and budgets, read Scott’s budget for traveling around the world on a bicycle. The most basic tip is to be as self-sufficient as possible. Your three biggest expense will be transportation, lodging and food. So these are the areas to… Continue Reading


Rain Barrel

Rain Barrel

This rain barrel took me about 2 hours to install and cost only $50 USD. The next day there was a huge rainstorm and it filled up in about 10 minutes.


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