Featured Adventures

Our Mission: To inspire people to embrace their fears and turn their dreams into reality. (We’ve been featuring adventurers since 1999, before “blog” was even a word.) To contribute your inspirational story contact us. We like to showcase all kinds of adventurers — or as we like to call them, Argonauts — whether you are on the cutting edge frontier or doing a backyard adventure

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!

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

Pyramid of Kukulcan

Yucatán Peninsula Pictorial

The Yucatán Peninsula is more than a vacation destination. Discover the remains of one of the greatest cultures on Earth — the Mayans. It is a land rich in culture and interest and pyramids that rival Egypt.

Book cover with the back being a reverse image of the front. Ten Thousand Miles of America by Richard A Suleski

The Headwaters

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

Doug Sovern Kala Pattar Mount Pumori

A Real-Time Adventure to Mount Everest

This Mount Everest adventure story is one of our first real-time adventures back in 2000 broadcast via satellite phone. Doug reports six people die on Everest.

Mikkel meditating

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.

Goran Kropp cycling to Mt Everest

Meet Göran Kropp

Imagine riding your bike 7,000 miles to Nepal, carrying a year’s supply of gear and food. Next, think about carrying 143 pounds, unassisted, up to Everest Base Camp. Now picture yourself climbing the world’s tallest mountain alone, completely self-contained, without the help of Sherpas and without bottled oxygen. Sound impossible?

Manfred Shulze home sweet home

Around the World by Horse

A Real-Life Globetrotter with a Mission Update: Manfred was one of the first adventures we followed in real-time. We’re happy to see he finished his

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