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Look at that Ridiculous thing I did. I should Do it Again Sometime Some thoughts from a 21-year old woman cycling across Europe. Read »
2014′s Exclusive Adventure DVD Bundle 3 adventure DVDs, at bargain prices, for one week only... Read »
Just go for it, keep a Smile, and Everything will Work Out I chatted to photographer Archie Leeming about riding a motorbike down Africa and crossing the Congo by bicycle, canoe and over-crowded trucks. The photographs are from the Congo adventure. Alastair: I’ve been rummaging around on the internet before talking to you, trying […] Read »
The Toughest Part of Travel is Deciding to Go When asked how can I afford to travel so much, I feel like retorting with: how can you afford your rent? To keep a dog? To have children? To smoke? When I travel, I have no rent to pay, no dog to feed, no kids to look after or cigarette companies to support, so 100% of the money I have can go on travel. Keeping to a budget of $15 a day is fairly easy if you're CouchSurfing (free), eating street food ($2 a meal) and travelling on the chicken bus ($10 per 100 miles). That's just $5500 a year -- less than a typical British cigarette smoker will spend on ciggies over the same period and much, much less than the rent on a flat in London or the cost of bringing up children. Read »
Around the World in a Taxi Paul Archer decided it would be funny to drive round the world in a taxi. And so began a great adventure… Alastair: Hi Paul, can you start by giving us a quick outline of your adventure? Paul: Myself and two buddies […] Read »
I learned to Love the Slow Magic of Walking In 1933, Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm his way across Europe, like a tramp, a pilgrim or a wandering scholar. The books he wrote about this walk are a journey […] Read »
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