TPZ208: Teaching in Korea, Traveling India and Making Travel Videos with Christine Ka’aloa

Christine Ka’aloa runs the YouTube channel GrrrlTraveler.  It’s a channel that takes you inside her solo travel adventures around the world.  Before YouTube, she lived in New York City for over 8 years, working in tv and video production including working with MTV.  When the economy slowed in 2009, she decided to take a gap year to travel abroad.  She spent time living in South Korea teaching English before spending 7 months backpacking in India and SE Asia.  She also runs a companion travel blog at GrrrlTraveler.com where you can learn more about her travels.  Christine Ka’aloa, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.

TPZ196: Working at McMurdo Station in Antarctica with Zach and Leah



They saved their money and quit their jobs to begin traveling the world with the goal of reaching all seven continents.  Their fourth continent, Antarctica, is an expensive place to get to so they applied for jobs at McMurdo station, a US Antarctic research base with a summer population of about 1,200 people.  You can learn more about their 5 months at McMurdo and their other travels at their website peregrination-travel.com as well their YouTube channel Peregrination.  Zach and Leah, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.

TPZ189: Sailing, Cycling, Motorbiking and Vanlife Adventures with Huub van der Mark



While in Kyrgyzstan in 2018 he bought a Russian-made 1987 UAZ-452 van.  After converting it into a campervan he drove off to explore central Asia, Iran, and Pakistan.  After Pakistan, he shipped the van to Argentina where he has begun a multi-year road trip to Alaska.  But before all of this, he lived on sailboats, cycled the length of New Zealand, and rode a motorcycle through Vietnam.  You can learn more about these adventures at his YouTube channel Huub Vlogs.  Huub van der Mark, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.

TPZ181: Cycling in Asia and Creating YouTube Videos with Adam Hugill

Adam Hugill cycling the world


The cycling books he read fueled his passion for travel and adventure.  The mountains of South America, the deserts of Africa, the freezing tundra of Siberia became the backdrop of his daydreams.  In 2018, after 12 years in the British Army, he left that life behind to begin cycling to these far way places.  Since then, his desire to tell his story through video has grown and he’s steadily improving his filmmaking craft as he cycles his way around the world.  You can learn more at his website adamhugill.com and at his YouTube channel Adam Hugill – Cycling the World.  Adam Hugill, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.

TPZ174: Trekking to Everest Base Camp with Russ Hepton

Everest base camp


Trekking to Everest base camp at 5,380 meters is not an easy adventure, but the reward is spending time in the incredible mountain landscapes of the Himalayas.  Russ Hepton began his 2-week trek starting in Kathmandu Nepal.  After an exhilarating 45-minute helicopter flight to Lukla he set out with his guide toward Namche Bazaar at 3,340 meters and spent a day acclimating.  The trek continued toward Dingboche at 4,410 meters and another rest day.  After reaching Everest base camp he attempted a challenging hike toward the top of Kala Patthar which stands at 5,643 meters.  You can learn more at his YouTube channel called The Trail Hunter and his website thetrailhunter.com.  Russ Hepton, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.

The guide service Russ used: Magic Expedition Trekking and Tours

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