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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

The Beifu Tea Porters

Update // November 14, 2022 // Out of Eden
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Salopek continues to work his way through the Chinese province of Sichuan. In his latest dispatch, he tells the story of the beifu, legendary tea porters who shouldered eye-watering loads of black tea on their backs. The beifu slogged their loads...(more)

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Two Steps Towards Others
Two Steps Towards Others

Quest Ends at The Crossroads Between Europe and Asia

Update // May 27, 2020 // Two Steps Towards Others
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In our last update, Marie and Nil were joined by 10 friends in the Cilingoz natural park on the edge of the Black Sea. They were preparing for a final push towards Istanbul and the end of their quest. Unfortunately, they were also having to deal w...(more)

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Running the World 196
Running the World 196

A New World Record, Butter Runs Marathon 196

Update // November 11, 2019 // Running the World 196
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Nick Butter has completed his record-setting quest to run a marathon in every country in the world. Fittingly, he wrapped up his nearly two-year journey in Greece, the birthplace of the marathon. In our last update, Butter had just completed his m...(more)

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Casey Reaches Pacific, Completes Cross-Continent Amazon Journey

Update // July 01, 2022 // Ascent of the Amazon
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A little over a month after reaching the source of the Amazon at Mount Mismi and descending the western side of the Peruvian Andes, on June 25 Casey reached the Pacific Ocean - a full six years and six months after beginning. The month-long journe...(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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