Stories of meaningful lives and of a good world -- adventure, compassion, faith, nature, sustainability, simplicity, creativity, community, wisdom, activism.

 

Follow Your Way: Chile.”It’s hard to beat traveling through Chile on a bike. This travel video from Isc Swoja Droga documents four months worth of cycling across the country’s epic landscapes and unique cities.” (Outside)

The Dirtbag Diaries : Mother's Have it Hardest

The Dirtbag Diaries: Mothers Have it Hardest. “Today, we bring you two stories—one from Hilary Oliver, and one from Kyle Dempster and his mother, Terry—about the struggle of loving an adventurer. The struggle between loving them so much that you don’t want to see them hurt, and loving them so much that you want to support them in pursuing their dreams—in doing the things that make them tick.” (link)

Paddle for the North. “Paddle for the North aims to show the importance of conserving wild, untouched places. We want to show the world the true value of the North, through the spirit of adventure. Paddle for the North follows the adventures of six friends…as they paddle three canoes 1500km through the deepest backcountry of North America, Canada to Alaska. The journey took two months through six rivers; The Hart, Peel, Rat, Bell, Porcupine and the Yukon Rivers. This story is about the incredible adventure through the untouched North and the amazing people encountered along the way, that inspired six friends (from all over the world) to take a stand.” (Film website; Outside Magazine)

Searching for Marten on the Olympic Peninsula. “Adventure science volunteers donated three months of their time searching for the coastal Pacific pine marten in the Olympic National Forest. More information at adventurescience.org

Forest Man. “Since the 1970’s Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland, into a lush oasis. Humble yet passionate and philosophical about his work. Payeng takes us on a journey into his incredible forest.”

Going East: A Family Adventure on Four Wheels. “Lars and Katrin Schneider have a wonderful relationship with the American West. That’s not uncommon with Germans, but these outdoor photographers have twice bought a Volkswagen van (the same one, actually) and used it for extended tours of the left side of the country.” (Adventure Journal)

Pursuit of Passion with Mike Libecki. “The contagious nature of Mike’s passion for adventure has now started to find a place in the heart of the next generation.” (Outside)

"hOMe" FULL TOUR. “Couple Builds Own Tiny House on Wheels in 4 Months for $22,744.06. http://tinyhousebuild.com/ presents the ‘hOMe’ tour. Our 221 SF (+128SF in lofts) was self designed and built tiny house on a 28’ trailer. Built for $22k ($33k including all cabinets and appliances), our tiny house feels spacious, roomy and totally livable. BEST house we’ve ever lived in! :) During this video we take you through the entire tiny house, showing each nook and cranny and design features that are working so well. Unlike most cottagey tiny houses, hOMe has a clean, modern feel.”