“If the Internet was everything it was cracked up to be, we would all stay home and be brilliantly witty and insightful. Yet with so much contradictory information available, there is more reason to travel than ever before: to look closer, to dig deeper, to sort the authentic from the fake, to verify, to smell, to touch, to hear and sometimes – importantly – to suffer the effects of this curiosity.” – Paul Theroux
Adventure – it means different things to different people, but the response to it is universal: the heart quickens, the senses sharpen, memories are seared, and the white noise of everyday life has stopped, if only for a moment.
Rob’s definition of adventure leans toward the physical – edgy escapades that push the human spirit: scuba diving with whale sharks the size of a school bus in the Galapagos, sacred mountains in China, or running Class V rapids in Chile. Sometimes of his richest escapades began with a simple act: accepting an invitation, striking up a conversation, following a whim, or the advice of another traveler met along the road…