100 episodes

Adventure travel show Interviewing people that dream big, get out of their comfort zones, and take on ambitious pursuits. People that have positive and interesting stories to tell. Travelers, adventure athletes, authors, filmmakers, or volunteers in remote parts of the world. These are just a few of many examples. The Pursuit Zone serves to inspire and challenge people to escape their comfort zones by combining their dreams and ambition with a healthy dose of pursuit.

The Pursuit Zone Paul Schmid

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Adventure travel show Interviewing people that dream big, get out of their comfort zones, and take on ambitious pursuits. People that have positive and interesting stories to tell. Travelers, adventure athletes, authors, filmmakers, or volunteers in remote parts of the world. These are just a few of many examples. The Pursuit Zone serves to inspire and challenge people to escape their comfort zones by combining their dreams and ambition with a healthy dose of pursuit.

    TPZ187: Cycling West Africa with Nikki Ray

    TPZ187: Cycling West Africa with Nikki Ray

     



    Starting in Spain, she cycled 10,000 km across 13 countries to reach Ghana on a bike she built from recycled components.  It was an adventure she called Ready Steady Slow in an effort to remind herself not to rush and to patiently take in everything going on around her.  But going slow can be a difficult challenge when the setbacks begin to mount like colliding with a taxi in Senegal and injuring a knee to cycling through the desert in extreme heat to not having the correct tools to fix a disintegrating wheel.  You can learn more about her journey at her website readysteadyslow.wordpress.com.  Nikki Ray, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    TPZ186: Trekking in Sweden with Anna Blackwell

    TPZ186: Trekking in Sweden with Anna Blackwell

     



    She’s trekked across the wilderness of Arctic Sweden, walked 1,600 km along ancient pilgrimage routes in France and Spain, summitted Mt. Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa, paddled a tandem kayak 4,000 km from London to the Black Sea coast in Romania, and most recently completed an adventure she calls The Green Ribbon, a 1,000 km solo trek along the length of the mountains between Norway and Sweden.  You can learn more at her website annablackwell.co.uk.  Anna Blackwell, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.

    • 49 min
    TPZ185: Cycle Touring with Scott Sharick

    TPZ185: Cycle Touring with Scott Sharick

     


    He lived in western New York and Hawaii before moving to Cambodia in 2015 where he explored the country by motorbike.  During his time in Cambodia he suffered a stroke and luckily fully recovered from it.  But the experience made him think he needed to go on a long adventure.    His first big cycle tour was in 1990 across the United States.  Now, he’s on an even longer cycle trip he calls Strokes to Spokes.  Starting in Cambodia his travels have taken him through SE Asia, India, Nepal, and currently Australia.  And as a photographer his camera keeps pulling him in directions he wouldn’t otherwise have gone.  You can learn more at his website adventuresofaregularguy.com.  Scott Sharick, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    TPZ184: Cycling, Packrafting, & Hiking with Alice Bowers

    TPZ184: Cycling, Packrafting, & Hiking with Alice Bowers

    She had an ordinary life as a geography teacher before setting out to live a life of adventure.  She is passionate about traveling and human powered exploration and spent 13 months cycling the length of Australia and New Zealand and then from Indonesia to Nepal.  The journey opened her eyes to the kindness of strangers, but also to the harmful effects humans have on the environment.  She also spent a month paddling the rivers of rural Bangladesh and recently returned home from walking the length of Iceland.  You can learn more at her website alicebowers.com.  Alice Bowers, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    TPZ183: Rowing the Pacific Ocean with Jacob Adoram

    TPZ183: Rowing the Pacific Ocean with Jacob Adoram

     





    He is an Eagle Scout, a former military aviator, and an avid traveler who has explored over 35 countries. He rode a recumbent bicycle across the US using the Race Across America route and in July 2018 began rowing from Neah Bay, Washington to Australia, making landfall 11 months later at Trinity Beach, Queensland – a journey of over 7,000 statute miles in a custom-made rowboat and the longest solo, non-stop row from North America in the history of modern ocean rowing.  He is also raising funds for Water Mission - a non-profit that builds and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas.  You can learn more about him at his website jacobadoram.com.  Jacob Adoram, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    TPZ182: Exploring Newfoundland and Labrador with Justin Barbour

    TPZ182: Exploring Newfoundland and Labrador with Justin Barbour

    With his dog Saku, he explores the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.  In 2017 they crossed Newfoundland - 700 km by foot, snowshoe, and packraft.  In 2018 with the support from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Mountain Equipment Coop, they began a crossing over the Labrador Peninsula on foot and by canoe.  It was a 1,700 km dream project and a way to share some of these last undeveloped wilderness areas.  In the end, their goal of reaching the shores of Hudson Bay fell short by 700 km as high winds pinned them down for 28 days.  You can learn more about these journeys at newfoundlandexplorer.com.  Justin Barbour, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.


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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

jkf890 ,

Refreshing

This is an enjoyable podcast, it’s not conversational but more about the guest detailing their adventures and telling the story

vma2020 ,

Thank you for the podcast!

It’s always great to hear your podcast , you are one of the very few anchors that let the guests speak and tell their adventures without interruption.
Are you going to bring any climbers to the show anytime soon ?
All the best,
Victor

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