Please help send me and two friends on an adventure of a lifetime by easily voting atÂ Create Your Own Adventure – Powered by Gap Adventures: Roads Less Traveled: The Life Design Project Adventure
Our world-sharing adventure will be spent experiencing the cultures in some of the most unknown parts of the world in Iceland and Greenland.
If I win, two friends and I will get to share this adventure of lands of the unknown: Iceland and Greenland.Â Here, we will document every step we take with audio, video, and text through LifeDestiny.net and hopefully through some other connections to the entire world!
Our manners will be tested and our lives will be expanded.
Why did I Choose Iceland & Greenland?
These two countries are pretty much unknown to cultures outside of them.Â I figured everyone else will be choosing the places that a lot of people get to experience and see, so the cultures and stories are more known.Â By choosing the unknown it will allow not only myself, but also the entire world to see and experience cultures we may not understand.Â It only seemed fitting to visit two of the countries that most people do not know about.
By immersing ourselves into these two distinct cultures can we then begin to understand the unknown.
Iceland: Land of The Least Understood
Iceland will be where we spend the majority of our exploration of The Roads Less Traveled: The Life Design Project Adventure.
During our exploration of Iceland, we will hopefully be able to meet up with the Icelandic band, Sigur RÃ³s, for a short interview.
31 miles east of we will immerse ourselves in the culture of Iceland at the Thingvellir National Park. We will also experience First Fissure Snorkeling in Lake Silfra. Also in this area, we will visit Alpingi, the original site of the longest running parliament in the world and itâ€™s also where the North-American and European continental shelf plates are being torn apart.
While on the archipelago of Vestmannaeyjar, we will learn about about Iceland’s Wildest Party and oldest festival ÃžjÃ³Ã°hÃ¡tÃÃ° (Thjodhatid, “National Festival”).Â If we are lucky enough and the festival is during the time of our adventure, we can partake in the festival.
Hopefully we can meet up with someone from Explorersâ€™ Corner for a kayaking and hiking adventure under the midnight sun (24 hour light in the summer).
If the time is right, we will experience the magic of The Northern Lights.
Greenland: Kalaallit Nunaat – the Land of People
Seeing as Greenland is roads (or lack of) less traveled, I felt it would only be fitting to share this culture with the rest of the world!
We will live the life of a Inuit Eskimo, eating reindeer, smoked halibut and salmon, and also whale blubbler (why not? probably would never get the chance again).
Nuuk, the largest town in Greenland with 15,000 people, will be our spot to live the life of the Greenlandic.
We will explore buildings as old as two centuries at Qaqortoq.
Hopefully we can catch some glimpses of polar bears and musk ox in Nanortalik.
If you have ever been to Iceland or Greenland, please recommend some other things we could do if we were to win this grateful adventure!
- Tony Wheeler – Co-founder of Lonely Planet
- Mike Roberts – Executive Editor Outside Magazine
- Bruce Poon Tip – Founder, Gap Adventures
- John Rasmus – Editor in Chief National Geographic Adventure Magazine
- Tony Hsieh – CEO, Zappos
- Alastair Humphreys – Adventurer, Author, Motivational Speaker
- Tom Avery – Polar Explorer, Mountaineer, Author, Motivational Speaker
- Benedict Allen – Author, Adventurer-Explorer and Film-Maker