Last year, I won Outside Magazine’s Adventure Grant. Nine months, 13 states, and 4,000 miles later, I’d kayaked from the northernmost point in the contiguous United States to the southernmost, Minnesota’s Northwest Angle to Key West, Florida.
I felt alive from the moment the kayak’s hull touched the water. The Boundary Waters, Lake Superior, the Mississippi River, the Gulf Coast, hundreds of sunsets, waves taller than me, freezing rain and gale force winds, miles of white sand beaches, sunshine and barrier islands, all of it wrapped in a grand adventure.
So what would you do and where would you go if someone handed you $10,000 and said go for it?
Here’s your chance to stop talking about it and start doing it. Outside is offering the grant again. My advice is to dream big, bigger than you ever have before, write it down, make a video, and apply.
Be careful though, adventure is addictive. When I got to Key West, I decided I was only half-way done. I put my kayak back in the water, got in, and started paddling back. Now I’m a thousand miles into the return trip. You can follow my adventure at http://www.predictablylost.com. I’m looking forward to following yours.
You’ve got until June 1st.