September 13, 2021
On this episode, we’re excited to bring you the dynamic life story of a very special guest and a legendary figure in the Great Outdoors, Jim Kern. Jim takes us back to his roots in small-town New Jersey and shares with us what lit his fire, leading him to pursue a lifetime of adventure and his quest to make this same privilege accessible to all.
As the founder of the Florida Trail, co founder of the American hiking society, and president of Big City Mountaineers, Jim has led an awe-inspiring life and career that has gone far beyond the scope of just his own adventures, helping at-risk youth by introducing them to the outdoors and inspiring real change.
We also dive into the world of the Outdoor Industry as Jim shares another quest of his with us, which is to complete several national scenic trails in the US. We learn about the importance of the outdoors and how it generates enormous wealth for small local businesses, enabling the restoration of small-town economies.
This is an episode you don’t want to miss! For more info on Jim Kern and his projects, check out the links below.
September 6, 2021
On this special episode, 10Adventures founder Richard and 10Adventures Podcast co-host Karin share what they’ve learned when it comes to getting your kids excited about travel and the great outdoors. Both speaking from a wealth of experience, Richard shares about his first “real” backpacking trip with his family of 5, with his youngest being just 6 years old.
Ever wondered how to keep kids entertained on long walks/hikes? How to manage schooling kids on extended vacations? The benefits of raising your kids to have a true sense of adventure and love of the outdoors?
Tune in for all the tips, tricks, and support you need to start living an adventurous life outdoors with your kids, from the youngest to the oldest! Find out how all of this can enhance your family’s relationships, create lifelong memories, and bring your family closer together than ever before.
August 23, 2021
On this episode, we welcome back 10Adventures contributor Lisa Germany for our second chat on the 10Adventures Podcast. Lisa has lived an incredible life of travel, and now in her 40’s, she shares how she’s been able to maintain a consistent lifestyle of travel and discovering the world since she began to travel back in her 20’s.
We dive into Lisa’s story, including how she fell in love with hiking in Chile, her time spent overlanding on the Silk Road, and how her adventures have brought her to some pretty far-out places, like Turkmenistan!
Find out how Lisa has made sacrifices in her everyday life in order to live out her dream of a life filled with travel. From skipping on dinners out and drinks, to taking freelance jobs on the road, and keeping her travels to low-cost destinations -- Lisa has all the tips and tricks you need to do the same. Find out why “slow travel” is Lisa preferred way to see the world, and what this means while she’s on the road.
August 16, 2021
On this episode, we get inspired by Mary Davidson, a 79-year-old retired pastor who caught the thru-hiking bug at age 60! Since then, Mary has tackled some of North America’s most incredible long-distance trails, including the Appalachian Trail, The Continental Divide Trail, The Pacific Crest Trail, and up next -- the 6800km American Discovery Trail.
Among the many things that make Mary unique is her approach to long-distance hiking. She calls herself “a section hiker”, not a “thru-hiker”. Mary’s approach of tackling long-distance, often in 6-week stints, even allowed her to work on completing two trails at once (Appalachian and the PCT). Mary shares why getting older is not synonymous with slowing down, and the importance of lightweight equipment, staying in shape and maintaining her mindset when it comes to continuing to do what she loves most.
To find out more about Mary and to pick up a copy of her books, “Aren’t You Afraid?” and “Old Lady on the Trail”, head to https://maryedavison.com/
August 9, 2021
This week we talk to 10Adventures contributors, and adventure-duo, Natasha and Christian share their experience hiking Canada’s Great Divide Trail which they completed South to North in 2018.
We dive into the incredible story of their adventure-packed 1100 km journey that took them from Waterton Lakes, Alberta, near the Canada/US border all the way north to beautiful Lake Kakwa in British Columbia.
Learn about this highlight-packed long-distance trail through the Canadian Rockies, including Banff, Jasper, Mt Assiniboine, Yoho and so much more. We find out about their favourite section (section G) Mt Robson to Kakwa Lake, and what made this 10-day stretch so magical. Discover why so many adventurers embark on long-distance hikes like this, and get all the tips you need to start planning your own!
August 2, 2021
On this episode we connect with cyclists Maddy and Charlie, two Princeton students who cycled 3500 miles across the US from New Jersey to Washington to raise money for mental health.
We learn how the two quickly ditched their original route plans and decided to take the journey day by day, with their sights set on Chicago, Black Hills, and Yellowstone. This epic adventure saw the two college athletes crashing with friends, staying at hotels, and camping along the way.
Learn more about how they managed their gear, how they gained enough confidence to tackle just about any mountain that stood before them, and the incredible highlights of this cross-country ride that took them through the Appalachians and the Rockies.
July 26, 2021
On this episode we chat with Byron and Kyla, a Canadian couple with an appetite for incredible outdoor adventures. The two who met while rock climbing share a love for a good challenge, and that in part, is what led them to tackle Canada’s 75km rugged West Coast Trail backpack on the west coast of beautiful Vancouver Island.
Walking around 10km per day over the course of a week, the intrepid duo enjoyed the unique features of this exceedingly scenic trail, from the ladders and bridges, to the cable cars and boardwalks.. Hear about why they chose to walk from North to South, a breakdown of trail sections, and how they food-prepped for the trail spending just $80. Byron and Kyla’s story will have you dreaming of magical days spent walking the sandy coastline and also have you prepping for the inevitable rain days along the way too.
Tune in to Byron and Kyla’s future adventure by following @mountain_cole, and check out a full range of Vancouver Island adventure tours at 10Adventures here, https://www.10adventures.com/tours/vancouver-island-tours/.
July 19, 2021
On this episode, we talk all things bike-packing with Chris and Karam who cycled 2000km from Hanoi to Saigon. Find out how these two free spirits showed up in Hanoi, bought bikes for under $200, scooped some gear, and hit the open road! With the help of blogs and google maps, Karam and Chris went with the flow and enjoyed the freedom that comes with having a loose plan, taking it day by day and making up their route as they went along.
The pair shares everything from regional highlights, accommodations, and stories from the myriad of friendly locals who took them in along the way. This incredible story goes to show that you don’t need expensive bikes or fancy gear to enjoy the ride of a lifetime!
Check out a video from Chris and Karma’s epic adventure here, https://youtu.be/ARGYqBQ9gp8 follow https://instagram.com/karamintheworld, or check out their youtube channel Karam and Elena here, https://www.youtube.com/c/KaramandElena/videos.
July 12, 2021
On this episode we find out what it’s like to ski tour 1,400km across western Sweden with Paolo Peralta who completed the epic Vita Bandet, also known as the “White Ribbon”, this past spring. Paolo shares the highs and lows of his incredible 90-day journey, which he completed partially solo and partially with friends.
If you’ve ever considered a ski touring adventure, you don’t want to miss this episode. Find out all about Paolo’s gear including some of his best tips and tricks for pulling a pulk. We also get the breakdown of terrain on various legs of the journey and what accommodations were like along the way. From breathtaking alpine scenery to stays in abandoned buildings and “cowboy camping,” Paolo’s recollections of this once in a life time adventure will take you on a joy ride and is sure to help get you ready for a ski tour of your own!
July 5, 2021
On this episode we hear all about Scotland’s North Coast 500 (NC500) from Dan Lo Presti, who cycled the 516 mile route spanning Scotland’s stunning west coast and some of its most northerly coastal points. The NC500 has been garnering some major attention in recent years, and bike touring is become increasingly popular on the remarkably scenic route. Dan shares his incredible 10-day experience with us, bringing us along on his epic journey and sharing on everything from wild camping and wildlife, to the incredible people he encountered on the route as well as the delicious food!
Dan’s story emphasizes the pure joy that comes from the freedom afforded by bike touring. Being able to stop, start, rest, camp, and eat wherever he pleased along the way was an incredibly unique and rewarding experience. Join us to find out how bike touring allows you to become a part of the very fabric of the environment you're exploring--and how it enables you to experience it in a way, otherwise impossible!