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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!

A Surprise Companion in Croatia

Update // January 19, 2019 // Two Steps Towards Others
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Marie and Nil have continued to make their way along the Via Dinarica trail in Croatia. For three days they were joined by a surprise new companion. A friendly shepherd dog, that they named Cerna (black in Croatian), decided he would like to join ...(more)

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Running the world 196
Running the world 196

Butter Begins Run of Middle-East Marathons

Update // January 17, 2019 // Running the World 196
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Butter's first marathon of 2019 was in Islamabad, Pakistan. After a belated Christmas break, he found it difficult to get back into a rhythm, describing marathon 101 as "horrendous.” It was a cold, wet run thanks to constant rain. Butter was for...(more)

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Out of Eden
Out of Eden

Six Years From Eden; Salopek Reflects

Update // January 15, 2019 // Out of Eden
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In our last update, Salopek was mourning the death of his donkey Raju. Raju, the seventh donkey employed during Salopek's expedition, is his first pack-animal to have died. A charismatic companion, Raju had accompanied Salopek for a thousand miles...(more)

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Ascent of the Amazon
Ascent of the Amazon

Flood-Stage Fast-Flowing Rivers in Quest for Iquitos

Update // January 13, 2019 // Ascent of the Amazon
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Casey is reuniting with Ronaldo, the guide from the village on stilts on the Yavari River, a tributary of the Amazon right on the Peru/Brazil border (Mentioned in the 11/16 update, 'Casey Finally in Peru!'). In his last few tweets, Casey said that...(more)

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Dykes Reaches Yangtze Half-Way Point

Update // January 12, 2019 // Mission Yangtze
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Dykes had re-started his journey on December 30th with his friend and fellow adventurer, Mat Norman. This portion of the Yangtze takes Dykes through a part of China that is rich in ethnic minorities. A group of local Bai minority people told Dykes...(more)

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