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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!

Running the World 196
Running the World 196

Butter Finishes off Europe Phase; Prepares for Asia

Update // February 20, 2019 // Running the World 196
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( 7.9 ) CRITIC RATING

Butter has moved rapidly through another seven marathons since our last update. After a muddy run in Belgrade, Serbia it was on to Podgorica, Montenegro. Arriving early, Butter was able to run almost as soon as he arrived. With little time to plan...(more)

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Out of Eden
Out of Eden

Two More Milestones as Salopek Crosses Bandit Country

Update // February 18, 2019 // Out of Eden
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( 9.9 ) CRITIC RATING

Salopek has been making his way across the Chambal, a hilly area that covers parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh. The region is crisscrossed with rivers and is infamously the home of India's much-feared bandits, know as the dacoi...(more)

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Ascent of the Amazon
Ascent of the Amazon

Robbery, Drug Gangs, Exotic Animals; Casey Loses Another Guide

Update // February 16, 2019 // Ascent of the Amazon
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( 9 ) CRITIC RATING

Casey's suite of problems, as miserable as they are, sound remarkably similar to what he has experienced time and time again. And sadly, as is so often the case, Casey has lost another of his walking guides. Ever since Casey arrived in Peru, he ha...(more)

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Sudan Fanfare and Parties; Extra Boat Providing Security

Update // February 15, 2019 // Paddle the Nile
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( 8.5 ) CRITIC RATING

Davis has been feeling the results of taking a month hiatus and then kayaking more than a week straight. She has been struggling with fatigue and blisters. And the beginning of her paddling the Sudanese Nile was characterized by strong headwinds a...(more)

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Mission Yangtze
Mission Yangtze

A Lunar New Year of Yi Culture, Beauty and Hypersensitive Police

Update // February 13, 2019 // Mission Yangtze
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( 9.4 ) CRITIC RATING

In our last update, Dykes was forced to make a detour due to the river region being impassible with steep cliffs, gorges and dense vegetation. He has reported back that even the detour area was challenging with many 40-45 mile days with 12 hours w...(more)

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