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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!

Between Iowa and Illinois

Update // September 26, 2018 // The Manneken Trip
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Maldague is on the Mississippi kayaking portion of his human-powered, north-south crossing of the Americas and is currently on the stretch that forms the border between Iowa and Illinois. He has been observing the unique characteristics of barges ...(more)

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Mission Yangtze
Mission Yangtze

Qumarleb! Dykes Makes Milestone Despite Countless Hardships

Update // September 24, 2018 // Mission Yangtze
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Dykes has made it to Qumarleb, a small town at 13800 ft (4200m) in Qinghai Province on the Tibetan Plateau. Reaching the milestone is all the more significant considering the numerous difficulties and setbacks Dykes has encountered. Dykes has be...(more)

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A Few Surprises In Switzerland

Update // September 23, 2018 // Two Steps Towards Others
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After crossing the Monte Moro Pass from Italy into Switzerland with Matthieu, Marie and Nils crossed through the beautiful Saas region and valley on their way to Brig, a medium-sized Alpine town of 28000 people. They stayed with a guy named Kim an...(more)

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Running the World 196
Running the World 196

The Berlin Marathon and a Frayed Achilles

Update // September 21, 2018 // Running the World 196
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After the trials and tribulations of marathon 72 in the Vatican it was on to another tiny country for marathon 73, San Marino, the fifth smallest in the world. Butter only spent a total of six hours in San Marino, starting at the top of a hill ov...(more)

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Out of Eden
Out of Eden

Onwards Through Rajasthan as Monsoon Arrives

Update // September 20, 2018 // Out of Eden
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Salopek has published his latest milestone, near the small village of Dhankoli in Rajasthan. This marked milestone 58, and as always he sought out the first people he encountered for an interview. Babu Lal Sharma, a carpenter, and his grandson Pu...(more)

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