can easily say it was everything I imagined it would be, and more. Standing on Machu Picchu and watching the sun rise over the surrounding majestic mountains was mind-blowing, and something I won't forget in a hurry. Add to that mountain biking the infamous Death Road just outside of La Paz and creating crazy illusions on the Salt Plains, I had successfully ticked off three more items on my bucket list.
It's not just me who has been ticking off 'must-do' adventures, either. Simon Rutherford opts for a different mode of transport as he kayaks around Vancouver Island in Canada on his way to a wedding. A few navigational errors and some unpredictable weather made for a month of amazing experiences and memories to last a lifetime. Inspired by the words of John Muir, Michele Fairbairn set herself a goal, training for a year before climbing HalfDome, which sits at 2,695 metres in the Sierra Nevada mountains of the Yosemite National Park. She pushed past her mental limits and was rewarded with a life-changing experience, leaving her eager for the next adventure.
Enjoy these and the other inspiring contributions in the pages that follow; a true celebration of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.