Extreme Adventurer Mike Correy travels around the world to experience tribal rites of passage that demystify his darkest fears.
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Mike Corey has forged his own path in life as an adventure travel filmmaker. His series Fearless and Far on YouTube is an episodic quest for misunderstood rites of passage - from frog poison rituals in Brazil, to bamboo poking tattoos in Thailand, to freight train hopping in West Africa, to hanging his body by hooks. Corey’s journey has taken him from Yemen to Bangladesh to Mauritania, destinations that fall off the beaten path of digital nomads, travel vloggers, and social media influencers. To paraphrase Joseph Campbell, it’s all in the search for the experience of feeling alive.
With 10 years of full-time travel under his belt, Corey was asked to host the BBC Travel Show. Corey now travels 11 months out of the year to far off places like Kalinga in northern Luzon, where he endured a traditional hand-tapping tattoo from a 103-year-old tattoo legend who used to tattoo head-hunters.
Corey has prepared a course for people people who are interested in pushing past the small fears in their lives by establishing a better relationship with fear to develop into the person they are destined to be. You can find that link in the description.
In this episode of The Outdoor Journal Podcast, Corey discusses what motivated him to try body suspension by hooks, the most painful style of traditional tattooing, the biggest cultural faux pas he’s made on his travels, and how to become the superhero version of yourself.
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