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Rachel Hugens and Patrick on the equator in Africa. Before and After. 1994 to 2015.

Dreaming of Doing the Absurd

And 3 strategies to achieve the impossible Editor’s Note: I’ve been following Rachel’s adventures for awhile, and I can say I’ve been jealous and inspired more than once, especially with her recent bike ride across Mongolia. We’re honored to have her as a guest, and she reminds us that despite the obstacles that “the important… Continue Reading


The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell. New World Library; Third edition.

What is a hero?

I often hear something like this: “The only people who achieve great things are the ones who take risks and reach for the impossible.” Is that true? Is that what it means to be a hero? Society seems to convince us that we all must be a hero and shoot for the moon. But what if we aim for that moon and miss, are we failures? And another definition of a hero is someone who lives their dream despite all odds. But the pitfall of a dream is that our imagination is limited. What if there is something greater than our dream? What if we dream to be an actor, but what if we could change the world as a philanthropist? So, what exactly is a hero?


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?


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


Is bicycling bad for the environment?

Top 10 reasons bicycling is bad for the environment Some food for thought as to the consequences of our every-day actions. (One of my favorites articles, reposted for those who missed it.) 1. Law of entropy. Everything is bad for the environment, because everything consumes more energy than it produces. The real question: Can humans… Continue Reading


Prison talk

I had the honor to speak to the inmates of Wisconsin’s medium security prison, Fox Lake Correctional Institute. It was one of my more challenging presentations.


Mini Wisconsin Bicycle Tour

This summer I did a mini bicycle trip from coast to coast in Wisconsin, which means from the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan. With more than 15,000 lakes, it’s an interesting fact that Wisconsin’s has more coastline than most states.


The bike that went around the world

I met Stephen Regenold, the Gear Junkie, last summer in Minneapolis. I admire how he turned his love of gadgets into a profitable career, which is essentially the art of creating an adventure in your own backyard.


Eco-Footprint Label

Introducing the Eco-Footprint Label, a nutrition label for the planet. Helping make environmentally-conscious decisions by informing shoppers of the “ingredients” in their packaging and costs of shipping.


Eluding the Psychological Barrier

Read more of Dick and Ingrid Adams adventures as the bicycle around the USA during retirement Another bicycle tour By Richard Adams “She is at it again!” With Ingrid’s insatiable appetite for adventure, there is never a quiet or relaxed moment in out home. For once again, the maps are rolled out on the table… Continue Reading


The Headwaters

A journey by canoe down the Mississippi River by riverboat Captain Richard A. Suleski, Jr.


Throwing Stones to Save the World

Several years ago, Mikkel Aaland on a quest for peace, placed Shinto stones in South Africa, the Philippines, and Germany. Shortly thereafter, South African apartheid came to an end, President Marcos left the Philippines and the Berlin Wall came crumbling down.


Around the World by Horse

A Real-Life Globetrotter with a Mission By Elz Cuya Update: Manfred was one of the first adventures we followed in real-time. We’re happy to see he finished his journey. Here we combined a few of our favorite posts. Home sweet home, wherever we are. “I want to promote a world without borders,” Manfred says. “This… Continue Reading


Sometimes Adventure Just Gets in Your Bones

By Scott Stoll Read more of Dick and Ingrid Adams adventures as the bicycle around the USA during retirement Dick and Ingrid Adams are a retired couple bicycling the Pacific Coast this summer. After a ferry ride to Alaska, they started their bicycle trip in Seattle, Washington and are traveling south to San Diego, California.… Continue Reading


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