Synopses & Reviews
On a rainy, miserable morning in Paris, a twenty-something bureaucrat decides there must be more to life than dull office work. Stevie Smith tries to figure out what he could do of great significance and hit upon the notion of a trip around the world using only human power--no motors, no sails, no balloons--maybe the last great first. With no experience, no particular expedition skills, and no money, the adventure begins. A pedal-powered boat, a bike, in-line skates, and a lot of non-heroics take Stevie and his buddy, Jason, where no one has gone before. No travel writing has more accurately captured the old adage, "it's the journey that matters, not the destination." Therein lies the simple beauty of this entertaining travel tale--a search for simplicity, integrity, and freedom.
Stevie Smith hits upon the notion of a trip around the world using only human power--no motors, no sails, no balloons. A pedal-powered boat, a bike, in-line skates, and a lot of hilarious non-heroics take Stevie and his buddy, Jason, where no one has gone before. 12 black & white photographs.
An amazing and deeply insightful account of how two guys decided to embark upon the unthinkable: an attempt to circumnavigate the globe using just human-powered means.
About the Author
Stevie Smith is the founder of Expedition 360the first human-powered, around-the-world expedition. Prior to the expedition, Stevie spent four years as a consultant in environmental research, specializing in European and global policy issues with posts in London, Paris, and Brussels. Stevie continues to explore and to pursue Expedition 360. Discovery Networks Europe has produced three documentaries about his around-the-world expedition. He lives in Salcombe, South Devon, England.