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When I say travel lightly, I don’t mean easily. I mean with as little a carbon footprint as possible. Unfortunately, that requires a lot of work on your part, but it can be done. If you’re doubtful, read more about the following people who have proved its possible. They circled the globe sustainably by foot, horseback, sailboat, and bike. No trains, planes, or automobiles required.
Try a trailblazing hike across America (it might take 5 years and 40 pairs of shoes) like college grad Peter Jenkins did in the 1970s, or walk the entire length of the Amazon River like former British Army Captain Ed Stafford – it’s only a two-year expedition. Maybe the 4,500 mile journey from Cape Town to Cairo is more your style? That’s how British explorer Ewart Grogan rolled.
Australian 16-year-old Jessica Watson sailed solo around the world for 210 days in 2009. Unfortunately, her record as the youngest unassisted sailor to circle the globe was not recognized – but she proved it’s not the destination that’s important.
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