The EAT, LEAN & MOVE short films inspired me so much I sent the director an email and asked to interview him on our blog ;) He's an Aussi film-maker with a great story to tell http://blog.maptia.com/posts/tim-white-in-tokyo
I'm sitting next to Ella who curated the photos and wrote the captions - she's really happy that you enjoyed them ;)
Fascinating! I'm living in Morocco and I didn't know Rabat was the captial city #embarrassing
Agreed! A '+2' is needed for rare situations like this ;)
Cheers Matt! If these photos don't make you want to pick up a backpack and spin the globe I don't know what will ;)
Wow - mind blown!
Thanks Anita ;)
Vimeo is an absolute goldmine if you take the time to search it ;) I have been hooked on shortoftheweek.com recently too...
Check out his other expeditions too - Al is a phenomenal storyteller...
I feel like there are so many more out there ;)
One of my favourite places in the entire world ;) The surf is amazing too!!
Haha fair enough - if it could survive that then it could survive anything ;)
Agreed! Pretty inspiring if you enjoy climbing/bouldering too ;)
Really stunning photographs!!
What more do you need to know about a place ;)
Seems to be working okay now ;)
Yep Chris has a fantastic perspective on the world - it was a goal of mine to interview him for a few years ;)
Part of what I like about it is that anyone can do them - you don't have to have lots of money or be a professional adventurer to take part in the Mongol Rally!
Thanks guys - I passed on the kind words to Ella our intern and she was stoked ;)
Pico has some of the best travel writing I've ever read. There's an awesome collection here (for a Sunday afternoon as you said) http://picoiyerjourneys.com/index.php/theinnerworld/
Thanks Matt - we launched last week and things have been non-stop since ;)
This would barely be worth doing in the Europe, Ryanair would win hands down - it's part of their marketing strategy!
Haha likewise - as I was putting these together we spontaneously decided to rent a VW camper and drive down to the south of Morocco for a few days. It's difficult to underestimate the power of well-crafted stories ;)
I just discovered Roadsandkingdoms recently as well - they have some of the best travel writing around!
The comments at the end were really interesting too...
Thanks for sharing guys... glad the Maptia newsletter made it through your spam filter despite the NSFW subject line ;)
Agreed ;) Pico's innerworld journeys are some of the most thoughtful and insightful travel essays out there: http://picoiyerjourneys.com/index.php/theinnerworld/
Haha yes Pico's story was certainly a real 'page-scroller'!
If you have time he also has a wonderful archive of 'innerworld' pieces here http://picoiyerjourneys.com/index.php/theinnerworld/ I've only made my way through about half of them, but as you say Pico is a remarkable writer... his pieces tend to transcend the narrow travel literature genre and hint at those elusive universal human truths.