"I want to see the world. Follow a map to its edges, and keep going. Forgo the plans. Trust my instincts. Let curiosity be my guide.
I want to change hemispheres and sleep with unfamiliar stars and let the journey unfold before me." Maptia
is on a mission to gather first-person stories from travelers, "to create the most inspirational map in the world." [more inside]
When Richard Feynman
was a young boy his father told him of the remote land of Tannu Tuva, igniting an obsession that would remain with him for the rest of his life. The Last Journey of a Genius
attempts to get to the country at the geographic center of Asia, all stymied by the Iron Curtain, although he did correspond with some of its citizens and was a fan of its distinctive music
. A visa for Tuva finally arrived days after his death.
Most would suggest that the story ends there, but not so: Feynman’s friend Ralph Leighton eventually made it, and formed the Friends of Tuva
; later, Feyman’s daughter Michelle made the trip
her father planned but never completed, an emotional journey recorded by the Russian service of the BBC
[MP3]. [more inside]
Travels of a Boy Reporter
- Track Tintin's travels across the globe. Click on the map to find out more about the locations or books they appear in.
(w/ pix) of a motorcycle journey through Angola. Stumbled onto this from the Black Flag forums and have not been able to stop reading it.
Like to faire une photo
? You're not alone. The inimitable (but perhaps for not much longer) National Geographic magazine has advice for taking portraits
, travel photography
, excitingly vague 'adventure' photos
and even plan old digital photography.
After you've created magic how about selling it
or getting published
is so 2007.
UK native Karl Bushby
has been walking around the world
since 1998. No, literally
. It hasn't been without its trials
, of course (resolution).
He isn't expected home until 2012.
is the fascinating site of Brazilian Mefite Ignacio Aronovich
and Louise Chin. It's a deep vein of adventurous, quirky, and kinky photo essays from around the globe. Scroll down on the main page to see a text menu or browse the visual index
. Much content is NSFW
but - stick with "adventure" and "travel" if that's a concern - or view the SFW slide show Our Year in Pictures 2006 (with sound)
or without sound
From Oakland to Argentina
in a 1981 VW Dasher modified to run on vegetable oil and biodiesel/diesel.
David Moders posts updates to a message board of veggie car enthusiasts throughout his five month journey through Latin America with his wife, Mali, and son, Emilio, while trying to power his car with used restaurant grease. Here are some pictures of his journey.
Dangerous People, Dangerous Places, Dangerous Things
This is a way cool site. The Danger Finder. Lots of fun and adventure. Be sure to come back alive!