I’m teaming up again with National Geographic and hitting the road once again as the Curious Traveler. Here’s a little intro post and video to my latest assignment…discovering the Road to Wellness!
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What does wellness mean? How is it achieved? This is what I’ll be exploring as I travel the Southwest in search of places where paragons of wellness exist.
Most of us strive to be healthy, and personally I’ve always found I’m more productive in all areas of life when active and exercising. A morning surf session or run sets me right for the day. In fact, for the past few months I’ve been training for my first 50k ultra marathon, which I ran this Saturday along the Pacific Crest Trail. But on the Road to Wellness, I’ll be looking beyond exercise and diet to see just how far being healthy and well extends. I’ll be looking at methods of maintaining wellness that are rooted in centuries of philosophy and tradition, developed in cultures around the globe.
In addition, as a National Geographic Young Explorer my work has focused on keeping our river and coastal environments healthy, and to me this is inextricably connected to our own health. I like to think of it as a win-win: we take care of the environment and it takes care of us! Which is why I’ll be driving a hybrid (Ford’s new CMAX) as I explore the Road to Wellness.