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

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Women Across the Millennia

For Ellen Boneparth, it happened at Delphi. She and a group of over twenty women were at the end of a two-and-a-half week journey across the ages, forming a circle together deep inside a cave that ancient Greeks had once used for goddess worship, praying to “Mother Earth.”

Denis Hayes in a cowboy hat

No, You Didn’t Miss Earth Day…

…Because Earth Day is Every Day By Betsy Rosenberg In 1969 a Harvard law student named Denis Hayes dropped out of school to organize the very first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. That historic day involving twenty million people led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Clean Air Act and the

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.

Robert Pinsky Poet Laureate

American Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky Asks

“What’s Your Favorite Poem?” Over the past three years, third time American Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky traveled across the nation asking governors, teachers, children, retirees, the homeless and Hollywood stars alike, what is their favorite poem and why. He got an enormous response. Americans everywhere gathered for poetry events to read aloud their favorite poem.

Participants in the Global Fund for Women’s forum Guinea

Where the Road Ends and the Walking Begins

Sarah Vaill is a program officer for the Global Fund for Women, a Palo Alto, California-based organization — run by women, for women — that grants money to groups around the world that “demonstrate a commitment to the promotion of women’s full participation in society, a commitment to women’s empowerment, or the promotion or defense

A poetic journey

A Poetic Journey

In celebration of National Poetry Month, I sought a story on traveling poets — it wasn’t difficult. It seems that the theme of journeying is a universal one. Here, Joi Barrios, author of Sweetened Fruit and Other Love Poems, talks about the poetry that speaks through journeying. While Abena Songbird, author of Bitterroot; A Way

Mike and Linda’s Adventures

Follow the adventures of Linda and Mike. They: quit their jobs, sold their car, rented their condominium and took an 18-month journey to disconnect and reconnect to what’s important. They’ve been through Central and South America, New Zealand and Australia, and are now in Southeast Asia. This is one of the few examples we have

The infamous grey alien

Search for Extraterrestrial Life From Your Home

For thousands of years, humans have looked towards the heavens in wonder — perhaps inspired, perhaps afraid, but always in awe, always questioning: Who created all this? What’s out there? Are we alone in the universe? Will we ever break free of our little world and find answers to these primal questions? Finally, we are

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India Enters the Pollution Age

by Hasnain Ziuaddin Indian Correspondent I am a 14-year-old kid with an interest in writing articles about present lifestyles. I also have a vast imagination. You could say I have created a virtual world. Follow my adventure to clean the land, water and air pollution of my beloved country, India. Pollution in my home Part

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.

Mir Space Station viewed from the Endeavour

Move over ClubMed – here comes ClubMir

TO THE STARS! Although some consider it more “Motel 6” than “ClubMed,” the Mir space station is being resurrected and transformed into the first tourist destination in space. “ClubMir” is now commercially available to international users who seek access to the world’s most unique industrial, scientific, and recreational facility. About the Mir Space Station The

Camel Festival in India

For the Love of Travel

Traveling around the world for tens years after college left her with an enormous craving for more adventure. “Once you start it’s hard to stop,” Janine explains.

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