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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!

Crossing the Ken River; Salopek Reflects on Sexism

Update // December 04, 2018 // Out of Eden
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Salopek has crossed the Ken river and is walking through the seemingly endless farmlands of Madhya Pradesh. In his most recent dispatch for National Geographic, Salopek discusses some of the injustices he has observed during the expedition. The mo...(more)

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Mission Yangtze
Mission Yangtze

In City of Canals, Dykes Marks End of First Chapter

Update // November 26, 2018 // Mission Yangtze
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Dykes is marking the Chinese city of canals, Lijiang, as the end of the first chapter of his journey. This last section across the northern Yunnan Province has been marked by unexpected adventures and beauty. Dykes was stopped by police who warned...(more)

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O’Brady First to South Pole

Update // December 13, 2018 // The Great Antarctic Race
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The race for a first solo, unassisted, unsupported traverse of Antarctica is heating up. Temperatures on the coldest continent have been consistently mild, creating soft, deep snow and making for sluggish progress. Both Rudd and O'Brady have taken...(more)

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The Manneken Trip
The Manneken Trip

Maldague Now On Bike in Louisiana-Belize Leg

Update // December 12, 2018 // The Manneken Trip
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Maldague is now on the next cycling portion of his trip after skiing the Arctic, cycling to Minnesota, and kayaking the length of the Mississippi River. On December 2 he departed New Orleans by bike. He has made it to La Nouvelle-Iberie, Louisiana...(more)

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Running the Essequibo
Running the Essequibo

First Ever Run of Essequibo Completed!

Update // April 22, 2018 // Running the Essequibo
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The team paddled out the river and into the Atlantic bringing the journey to an end. After 72 days and over 600 miles, the navigated journey often challenged their patience and resolve as well as jungling skills. The last section of the river was...(more)

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