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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!

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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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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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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Race Ends, Rudd Completes Traverse

Update // January 02, 2019 // The Great Antarctic Race
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The Great Antarctic Race has wrapped up, with Lou Rudd completing the second ever unsupported, unassisted, solo traverse just two days after Colin O'Brady. As O'Brady finished early on day 54, Rudd still had well over 50 miles remaining to the Ros...(more)

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The Manneken Trip
The Manneken Trip

Maldague Crosses Mexico; In Belize for Caribbean Sailing Leg

Update // February 10, 2019 // The Manneken Trip
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( 9.2 ) CRITIC RATING

Last we had reported, on January 21, Maldague was in San Luis Potosi in north-central Mexico. He has continued cycling through Mexico taking in beauty that was a "real wonder" as well as a large variety of climatic regions. He visited the ancient...(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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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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