You’ve gone where, and travelled how far? For how long? A new wave of web-journalling adventurers are exploring the world (and racking up incredible distances) with their feet.
While some of us hit the wall just taking the dog for a walk, a new wave of travel blogging adventurers are undertaking some truly epic journeys.
- First up, congratulations are due to blogger Nate Damm who has just completed his walk right across America – that’s 3,400 miles, 6 months and Cape Henlopen State Park (Delaware) to San Francisco. You can read his blog here.
- Tackling Everest? Quite the undertaking. Tackling Everest, the North Pole and the South Pole, all in the space of 12 months? You’d have to be superhuman – but adventurer Eric Larsen describes himself as an “average person”. Sure you are, sir. Check out his interview with Avital Binshtock of Sierra Magazine over at the Huffington post, and then gasp at the sights on offer at his website and blog.
- And if they weren’t intrepid enough – there’s the astonishing case of Jean Béliveau, a former sign salesman from Montreal who hit the road in 2000 and has just returned home at the age of 56, after walking right round the world. Yes, really. 75,000km, 64 countries, a three-wheeled stroller and a lot of willpower. He embarked on the walk (suddenly that word seems so inadequate) to promote peace and an awareness of children facing violence, and is officially endorsed by UNESCO. However, it should be noted that he isn’t technically a blogger – his website features news updates and highlights of his journey. Someone who is a blogger is British ex-paratrooper Karl Bushby, currently undertaking his own circumnavigatory walk around the planet but hampered by issues with Russian visas and funding following the 2008 economic crash. The first part of his travel-journal-turned-blog has been released in paperback, and you can find it here…
Frankly, I’m exhausted just reading about them. All the best, guys. I’m off for a nice lie down.
Image: arctic pj