Darren Van Soye and his wife Sandy recently completed an epic, 424-day around-the-world journey that they called Trekking the Planet. During the journey, this road warrior traveled over 77,000 miles through 53 countries on all six of the populated continents. The longest that they spent in any one place was six days – and this only occurred once on the entire trip. Altogether, they stayed in 113 different hotel rooms and transacted in over 40 different currencies. Some of the destinations were totally off the grid such as the Mustang Region of Nepal, the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, above the arctic circle in Lapland, the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia and the 1,200 miles up the Amazon in Brazil. The couple stayed in touch to the 850 classrooms that followed their adventures using a variety of means. In this brief interview, you will learn some of the road warrior tips and tricks that Darren used to stay connected.
We are planning a 424-day around-the-world journey to six continents, visiting approximately 50 counties. During this time, we will be trekking to some of the most remote and unspoiled places in the world. The journey begins on 28 January 2012. We plan to engage students by providing enrichment materials: sixty (60) four-page weekly overviews (that correspond to where we will be) that use the framework of the Geography Standards of 1994 developed by the US National Council for Geographic Education. We plan to send out weekly supplemental emails with our impressions during our journey, as well as images and video from the road. Our materials are totally FREE to schools, administrators, kids and parents.
Plantar fasciitis is irritation and swelling of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. I first learned about it when my wife, Sandy was struck with it. Running and even walking was painful for her. So painful, she was “out” for four months. Thankfully, Sandy has fully recovered with no pain at the time of this writing.