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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!

Mission Yangtze
Mission Yangtze

Pain and Impassable Sections Near Yangtze’s Southernmost Bend

Update // January 22, 2019 // Mission Yangtze
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Dykes wrote that he was in pain upon departing Panzhihua, the city at the river's halfway point, but it was not immediately clear what injuries he was suffering from. He is now walking solo and, although he has been finding that a difficult challe...(more)

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The Manneken Trip
The Manneken Trip

One Year On Maldague Cycles into Mexican Tropics

Update // January 21, 2019 // The Manneken Trip
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Maldague continues the cycling portion of his journey through Mexico. After spending a few days touring around the historical town of San Luis Potosi, he continued through part of the mountainous mid-section of Mexico, the Sierra Madre Oriental. H...(more)

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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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