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Last Great Exploration Is to Survive on Earth
Q&A: “The Last Great Exploration Is to Survive on Earth” – Anna Shen interviews world-renowned British explorer ROBERT SWAN


Josh Garrett, Hiker, Breaks World Record For Completing Pacific Crest Trail In Less Than 60 Days
A California hiker has broken the world record for completing the Pacific Crest Trail, hiking the entire 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada in just under 60 days. Averaging 45 miles per day and sleeping only four hours per night, Josh Garrett, 30, reportedly broke into sobs as he reached the trailhead in Canada.
Crocodile stalked New Zealand kayaker on remote island in Western Australia | World news | The Guardian
Six-metre ‘monster’ kept traveller isolated with few supplies until he was rescued by passing local
Scottish Highlands: escaping into the wilds by canoe – video | Travel |
To explore Scotland at its most remote, load up a canoe with food and camping supplies, and paddle off into the wilderness of the north-west Highlands around Assynt.



Annotated Bibliography

Babb, Florence. 2011. The Tourism Encounter: Fashioning Latin American Nations and Histories. Stanford, CA: Stanford U. Press

Ecotourism: history, policy, business and case studies

Florence Babb tackles the topic of tourism developing in countries that held the off-limits status. These countries include Mexico, Cuba, Nicaragua and Peru. This book reveals complex stories of people linked with trade and how this drastic change in tourism shifts world tourism.

Buckley, Ralf. 2010. Conservation Tourism. U.K.: CABI Publ.

Fennell, David and Ross K. Dowling. Ecotourism Policy and Planning. U.K.: CABI Publ.
This book expands on the negative impacts of global tourism. While tourism provides a broader cultural awareness and a trend for sustained economic growth it also distresses the natural environment. Ultimately, tourism policy makers need to consider new approaches to help ensure local people, the environment, business and tourists stay unaffected by the the negative impacts of tourism.

Haddad, A., and S. Doggett, eds. 1997. Brazil: True Stories of Life on the Road. San Francisco: Travelers’ Tales Inc.

This article chronicles a dinner she was invited to at Marcos and Marinha Nascimento’s house which was in Brazil.This helps to illuminate two different cultures coming together and learning from each other. It also illustrates the author Terri Hinte’s love for Samba.
Mathiessen, Peter. 1978. The Snow Leopard. New York: Penguin Books.

This book shows Peter Mathiessen and field biologist George Schaller studying the Himalayan Blue Sheep and the hard to find Snow Leopard in Nepal. Mathiessen is also on a spiritual quest to find the Lama of Shey. This shows an outer and inner journey where the author finds more about himself then he thought he would.

Strayed, Cheryl. 2011. Wild: from Lost to Found on the P.C.T. New York: Vintage Books.
This documents a young woman, Cheryl Strayed, who is going through a tough time in her life and decides to hike thousands of miles. Her mother died when she was 22 and her marriage quickly falls apart as well so she saw this as an opportunity for growth and change. This was a risky endeavor since she was doing it alone and she also experience. Through this journey from California to Washington she uncovers who she truly is and ultimately becomes a stronger version of herself.