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Dolly Sods Wilderness panorama. Flowing boulders in the foreground followed by rows of pine trees, mountains and clouds.

Old friends never die

A heart-warming story about how our true friends never leave us even when they take that last great adventure into the sky.

Rachel Hugens and Patrick standing on Uhuru Peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. The highest point in Africa. 5895 meters.

A new way of seeing

Rachel Hugens, world traveler by bicycle, shares the biggest lesson she learned after 25 years on and off the road. Avid traveler or armchair traveler, this will change your life, too!

Thunder Mountain Trail, Utah. A hoodoo that resembles a statue from Easter Island.

Desolate Highways to Thunder Mountain and Beyond

It has been 20 years since adventurer Mark Loftin has contributed his first story to our website. Your future self will thank you for his insights and wisdom that you can apply right now to your travels. Besides it is a beautiful story about biking Thunder Mountain Trail and exploring the Extraterrestrial Highway.

The Hero's Journey

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? And how do we make every day an adventure?

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 a while, and I can say I’ve been jealous and

A close up of the artistic cover of the Hero With A Thousand Faces. Hundreds of real people, like a mosaic, paint the picture of a hero.

What is a hero?

Is it true that the only people who achieve great things are the ones who take risks and reach for the impossible. Is that what it means to be a hero?

Matthias kite bike Mongolian Tour

Trans-Mongolian Kite-Trike Tour

Being pulled by a kite on a recumbent trike across Mongolia!? A kite-trike tour! That’s the vision about an adventure from Matthias Ramsel! His next

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

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.

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

Another bicycle tour By Richard Adams Read more of Dick and Ingrid Adams adventures as the bicycle around the USA during retirement “She is at

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