It’s time to get ‘Away’

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To read: ‘On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads’

Winner of the grand prize at 2013 Banff International Book and Film festival, Tim Cope‘s “On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads” recounts his 6,000-mile, three-year journey by horse from Mongolia to Hungary.

Here is a book trailer from Cope’s YouTube page:

Outside Magazine has a nice collection of images from Cope’s journey as well. You can see them here.

(Cope also travelled 5,000 kilometers along the Yenisey River through Siberia to the Arctic Ocean with Colin Angus in 2001.)

Sell it all; hit the road

A nice video from Dark Rye, an online magazine from Whole Foods.

Joss and Jessa Works, and their son Jack, decided to sell everything and hit the open road in an Airstream trailer, “launching into an exploration and rediscovery of America, not in search of a place to settle, but rather creating a new kind of home out of wandering.” Working and staying connected with friends and family remotely, the Works talk about the decision to upend their lives and one of their most important early lessons — slow down.

Tomorrow Somewhere New from Dark Rye on Vimeo.

Ever consider this?

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More than just ice in Iceland

I visited Iceland back in November of 2001. It was a wonderful solo journey filled with glaciers, waterfalls, hot springs and geysers. It was also the first place I ever saw the Northern Lights. Don’t worry too much about the complexity of the language. As one Icelander explained to me, “If you don’t know just how to say something, say it faster and faster. It is how we do it.”

(A photo essay about Iceland from Wander The Map.)

I highly recommend a trip there if you ever get a chance.

* Yeah, sorry for that headline … At least I didn’t so some sort of fire and ice thing…