1. “When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.” Rebecca – age 8
Dominican Republic; Coast-to-Coast Mountain Biking
The Dominican Republic’s mountainous interior and long stretches of unimproved roads make for perfect fat-tire odysseys. This 12-day, 284-mile supported ride on dirt lanes and singletrack takes you across four mountain passes, through sugarcane plantations and tobacco fields, and beneath 10,414-foot Pico Duarte, on the edge of Armando Bermœdez National Park.
In January 2002 I headed to China as part of a world tour that I was doing by myself. It had been a lifelong dream to see and walk the Great Wall of China. With all the photographs I had seen in my life I had to get there. When I arrived at the foot of the Great Wall it was just the most amazing sight.