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

Joshua Tree, California. Rocks and sky illuminated purple and pink by the sunset.

A Traveler Honors Her Soul

Cheryl Friedman can’t hold the same job for more than three years. This isn’t because she’s irresponsible, or untalented, it’s because she can’t let three years go by without taking a long trip.

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?

Brook Mantia profile pic

Welcome to my space tourism column!

TO THE STARS! Space has always been the domain of astronauts, rocket scientists, and assorted “experts” who have the “Right Stuff.” NASA has guarded the

Panna Ceremony the bringing home of the bride

Re-Realizing My Roots

Mother India. I’ve been lucky enough to return five times after my first trip there as a baby and my feelings of love for the country have traveled on a steady path of ascension.

Antarctica pictorial 05 iceberg

Antarctica Photo Pictorial

Editor’s Note: These photographs may look old-fashioned now, but when we first started posting photos most images were scanned in from film negatives, and the

Adelie penguin Antarctica

Encountering Your Soul in Antarctica

“Where would you go to find the answers to life’s deepest questions? Is there a God? Why am I here? Is there life after death?” For seventy-six year old Professor Graham Collier, the answers were found in Antarctica.

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

Chamonix French Alps mountain climber.

The Making of a Mountain Climber

Paul Mansky: “You’re on top of the world, vast views and vistas in every direction. 5,000 feet down to the floor of the valley. You can see in all directions, perfect blue sky, the wind blowing… “

Vilmar Tavares profile picture

An adventure way way down under

Update: Vilmar’s adventure in Antarctica is one of our first real-time adventures. Well, as real-time as it could get in the year 2000. Vilmar sent

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