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.
Cycling England to Australia with Josiah Skeats
The first part of his 40,000-kilometer cycling journey took him from England to Tbilisi Georgia. After a winter break in England earning money, he reunited with his bike and continued through central Asia along the Pamir highway and into the Whakan Valley. He was denied a visa to China so he chose to cycle India from south to north. His adventure continued into Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and down Australia from Darwin to Adelaide enduring the relentless heat of the Outback. It was 775 days on the road with a budget of $5.40 a day. Check out Josiah and his other adventures include sailing across the Indian Ocean and hiking across Europe at josiahskeats.com. Josiah Skeats, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.
Cycle Touring Across the USA with Anna Welch
In the summer of 2019, Anna Welch traveled from New Zealand to San Francisco to begin cycling across the United States. She was inspired by the Kate Harris book Lands of Lost Borders – A Journey on the Silk Road. She wanted to see a cross-section of American culture and geography in a way that tested her mental and physical limits. She followed the Western Express and Trans Am routes, using maps from the Adventure Cycling Association completing her journey to Yorktown Virginia in 83 days. Anna says the best thing about the whole adventure was how cycling facilitated a connection to the landscape and the people. You can learn more at thesevariousadventures.wordpress.com. Anna Welch, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.
Anna's presentation on YouTube
My Kate Harris interview - Episode 162
Cycle Touring with Eric and Maudi from Wheels to Wander
In 2018 they began a long cycling adventure, heading east from their home country the Netherlands. Some of the places they have cycled include Turkey, Iran, Oman, and Japan. They’ve experienced the extremes of the high mountain passes through central Asia and the heat and humidity of SE Asia. Along the way they captured these moments with their cameras and created some of the best cycling videos on YouTube. Their channel is called Wheels to Wander and you can find them at their website wheelstowander.com. Eric and Maudi, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.
The Big Africa Cycle - Peter Gostelow's blog
Sailing the Pacific and Cycling Across the USA with Simon Parker
He lives a life of adventure as a travel writer and broadcast journalist, reporting from over 100 countries in the past decade. Back in 2016 he sailed and cycled from China to London in 133 days. The main legs of this journey were a 28-day yacht race across the North Pacific then cycling across the USA in 49 days before getting back into the race on a different crew and sailing 11 days across the North Atlantic from New York to Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland. His latest creation is a video series titled Earth Cycle. In the first season he cycles 2000 miles in Norway and Sweden, interviewing locals and shining a light on environmental issues. You can learn more about Simon at simonwparker.co.uk. Simon Parker, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.
Simon's TedX Talk
BBC Radio Documentary for the Sailing & Cycling Adventure
Teaching in Korea, Traveling India and Making Travel Videos with Christine Ka'aloa
Christine Ka’aloa runs the YouTube channel GrrrlTraveler. It’s a channel that takes you inside her solo travel adventures around the world. Before YouTube, she lived in New York City for over 8 years, working in tv and video production including working with MTV. When the economy slowed in 2009, she decided to take a gap year to travel abroad. She spent time living in South Korea teaching English before spending 7 months backpacking in India and SE Asia. She also runs a companion travel blog at GrrrlTraveler.com where you can learn more about her travels. Christine Ka’aloa, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.
Adventure Filmmaking in the Waddington Range with Greg Gransden
Photo credit: Susanna Oreskovic
In the late 1920s, the husband-and-wife duo Don and Phyllis Munday believed there was an undiscovered peak in the Coast Range about 200 miles north of Vancouver which was an uncharted part of the province. They called it Mystery Mountain and set out to find it. They achieved their goal in 1928, reaching the lower summit of Mystery Mountain which became known as Mount Waddington, the highest peak inside British Columbia at 13,186 ft. About 90 years later, a team of six set out to retrace the Munday’s expedition to Mystery Mountain using only 1920s era equipment. Greg Gransden directed the documentary film about the adventure titled The Mystery Mountain Project which is available to view online. You can learn more about the film and the team at canadianehsociety.ca. Greg Gransden, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.
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Don and Phyllis Munday
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