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The Best Quest provides visual experiences of journeys. One by one you see the latest updates from the best expeditions and journeys currently under way around the world. Click on them to see the whole journey in a nutshell. Want your own adventure? Go on one of our quest-themed trips!

The Swim
The Swim

Lecomte Collides with a Propeller; Swims with Whales

Update // September 18, 2018 // The Swim
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There have been more wildlife encounters for Lecomte as he continues to put distance between himself and the Japanese mainland; but a couple of injuries have slightly slowed his progress. On day 89 Lecomte and his support crew elected to move thei...(more)

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Mission Yangtze
Mission Yangtze

Marching Forward But Detained Several Times By Local Police

Update // September 16, 2018 // Mission Yangtze
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Dykes has been out on the high Tibetan Plateau in the Qinghai region following the headwaters of the Yangtze. But he has been frustrated by being arrested and detained by police in at least three separate incidents. Apparently, what would happen i...(more)

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Trio ‘Climbs’ Border from Italy to Switzerland

Update // September 15, 2018 // Two Steps Towards Others
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Marie and Nil have acquired a third trekker, Matthieu from France, and together the three climbed (the Monte Moro Pass) into the fifth country on the trip, Switzerland. Prior to the crossing they had been spending weeks in the Italian Alps with a...(more)

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The Manneken Trip
The Manneken Trip

Upper Mississippi: Dam Portages, Then Locks

Update // September 14, 2018 // The Manneken Trip
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Maldague is still kayaking the Minnesota portion of the Mississippi River, the portion closest to it's source. He reports that upstream from Minneapolis he had to make quite a few portages around dams, whereas after Minneapolis, barge traffic star...(more)

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Kulkarni Passes Half-Way Point; On Track for World Record

Update // September 13, 2018 // Pedalling the Planet
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In our last update, Kulkarni was in British Columbia heading east battling smoke from forest fires. Now she is already a good portion of her way across Canada, but not without challenges and a few colorful stories. Apparently her instinct was to s...(more)

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