23. 04. 2014
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Dave Gorman makes a 1500 mile Stand up Comedy Cycling tour across UK

I n 2009, standup comedian Dave Gorman set off on a unique national tour across the UK. The intention: to cycle over 1500 miles across Britain in 33 days… with a gig each...

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22. 04. 2014

Drivelapse USA: a 12,225 Mile USA Road Trip in a 5-Minute Time-Lapse

Brian DeFrees spent two months between August and October of 2011 driving a giant loop around the United States on a 12,225-mile-long road trip. In his ‘drivelapse USA’ he captured a photo every...

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31. 03. 2014

Cycling to the Ashes: From England to Australia by bike for the love of Cricket

“On the eve of the first Test of the Ashes 2010-11 cricket series, I was taking the last few pedal strokes of millions up a short incline a couple of miles from the...

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29. 03. 2014

Madagascar: The 1st Coast to Coast Expedition of the World’s 4th largest Island

In May 2012 a team of 13 adventurers came together in the lush Surroundings of Antananarivo, the swampy capital of Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island. The mission- to walk across it, and...

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28. 03. 2014

Mervyn Kinkead Sails across the Irish Sea in a Bathtub

At an age when many people are thinking about how to get in and out of their bathtub, 65-year-old Mervyn Kinkead has taken his bathtub use to a whole new level: bathtub sailing....

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27. 03. 2014

The Great Ride of China: The 33,357km longest ever motorcycle journey in a single country

In July 2013, Buck Perley and Amy Mathieson began a kickass ambitious adventure across China by motorcycle. The couple’s mission was to cover more than 25,000 km (15,534 miles) in four months, crossing...

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24. 03. 2014

On an Amphibious Shuttle Bike across the English Channel & the Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Shuttle Bike is quite the add-on to your normal road or mountain bike. It is basically an assembly kit that lets your turn any normal type of bicycle into a waterbike /...

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22. 03. 2014

Jon Muir walks alone Across Australia

Australian Jon Muir is one of those super-fit, super-motivated and slightly barmy people who can’t help setting themselves one hardcore challenge after another. Having already gone up Everest (solo), been to both Poles...

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21. 03. 2014
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Lewis Pugh swims Mt. Everest’s Glacial Lake Pumori at 5300 m

Lewis Pugh is one of the most remarkable and unique individuals in the sport of open water swimming. Pugh, together with  Lynne Cox (SWIMMING TO ANTARTICA) and Martin Strel (BIG RIVER MAN) have...

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20. 03. 2014

Solar Impulse: across the USA in a solar plane

Solar Impulse has completed the historic crossing of the United States, west to east, over a 2-month period in the summer of 2013. On the footsteps of aviation pioneers like the Wright brothers...

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19. 03. 2014

The Cycling Doctors

Four young, enthusiastic doctors give up 6 months of their careers in order to undertake the challenge of a lifetime: to cycle to length of South America in order to raise money for...

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15. 03. 2014

Penguin Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

In another example of how drunken pub ideas can lead to kickass adventure (see also HITCHHIKING ROUND IRELAND WITH A FRIDGE) Sean Conway ascended Kilimanjaro in a penguin suit! It is not the...

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14. 03. 2014

The great chicken wing hunt, An overland food odyssey

Think you’ve tasted the perfect Buffalo Chicken wing? Think again. In this hilarious doc, an American embarks on a wild, enlightening and kickass journey that spans 2,627 miles and 284 varieties of wings....

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11. 03. 2014
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Driving A Zamboni ice resurfacing machine across Canada at 9 MPH

You might have never heard of a Zamboni if you are not a Dutch neither Canadian citizen. In these two ice skating powerhouses (speed skating and ice hockey respectively) Zamboni’s are well-known and...

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09. 03. 2014
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A Week in the Desert

A beautiful kickass travel video that captures the spirit of an amazing desert trip amongst friends is what the guys at Mammothmedia managed to create. “We spent a week in June of 2013...

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04. 03. 2014

Bill Passman’s Back Tattoo tracks his world traveling progress

59-year-old Bill Passman is a travel nut. So far, he has been to at least half the countries in the world, and to keep track of every place he visits, he had the...

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01. 03. 2014

Lego Man ‘The Legographer’ travels the world taking pictures

Human photographers aren’t the only ones dragging their cameras to every corner of the globe in search of the decisive moment. As it turns out, a little LEGO man spent a year doing...

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28. 02. 2014
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Graham Hughes: First man to travel to all 201 ‘countries’ without flying

After 1,426 days, four full passports, one failed relationship and countless buses, trains and boats, Graham Hughes has become the first person to travel to all 201 ‘countries’ in the world without flying....

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14. 02. 2014

The Study Road: Cycling to knowledge from Istanbul to Beijing

Imagine you are on your bike, pedaling towards your next destination, a foreign university in Iran, Turkey or China. Your mind is empty and your blood pumping. Imagine now you are following a...

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13. 02. 2014

World Traveller Adventures – A DJ Collective’s Techno Music & Party Travel Mission to India

A group of underground sound engineers, travellers, and new-age ravers hit the road in a bid to bring their dance music to a wider audience. Their scheme? To transport their entire caravan community,...

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10. 02. 2014
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Nick Sanders, The fastest Man around the World

There is only one way to describe Nick Sanders: The world’s most kickass cycling, motorbiking and boating Adventurer! He is by far the most experienced global circumnavigator of all times. Not only on...

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08. 02. 2014

Khoo Swee Chiow skates 6000 km from Hanoi to Singapore

The longest distance covered in inline skates was 6,088 km (3,782.9 miles) achieved by Khoo Swee Chiow (Singapore). Khoo departed Hanoi, Vietnam on 20 October 2007 and arrived in Singapore on 21 January...

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07. 02. 2014

Dad sends his kids’ toys on a journey into Outer Space

In December 2012, French dad Nicholas L. his three children asked him to send their favorite toys into space. Without giving much thought to what he was getting himself into, the young father...

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27. 01. 2014

Bike2Boat: Biking and Pedalling across the Alps pulling kayaks on trailers

Alps instead of Argentina, bicycle rather than car or plane and a tent instead of a tidy hotel. On their trip across the alps world renowned kayakers Olaf Obsommer, Lukas Wielatt, Jens Klatt...

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26. 01. 2014

The ‘Rolling Cones’ drive a pink Ice Cream Truck from England to Mongolia

Mongolia seems to inspire people and make them engage in kickass travels all the time. Equally kickass as ‘GOLFING ACROSS MONGOLIA’ is the adventure of the Rolling Cones and their pink Ice Cream...

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20. 01. 2014

White Silk Road: Snowboarding Afghanistan

White Silk Road tells the story of three Australian snowboarders who travelled to Afghanistan –  a country purposely bypassed by the SKI FOR WISHES adventuring team –  to carry the sport they love...

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19. 01. 2014
Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Photographer follows his girlfriend around the world taking pictures from a ‘follow perspective’

Not the most original destinations or kickass modes of transportation for our next culprit. It’s all about the original photo angle in the ‘Follow Me’ travel exploits by Russian photographer Murad Osmann.  In...

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18. 01. 2014
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Kirk Hollis kiteboards 3,500 km from South Africa to Kenya

In 2010, Kirk Hollis kiteboarded 3,500 kilometers from South Africa to Kenya, solo and unsupported, over the course of eight months with just a small backpack of his belongings on his back. The...

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14. 01. 2014

The Greater Good: A Hitchhike Perspective

We have covered some great and very diverse hitchhiking adventures over the years here at kickasstrips.com.  From ‘HITCHHIKING AROUND IRELAND WITH A FRIDGE’ the equally original ‘CARAVAN HITCHHIKING: FROM UTRECHT TO ISTANBUL BY...

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13. 01. 2014
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Kolby Kirk ‘The Hike Guy’ PCT Time-Lapse: 1,700 Miles Hiked, 90lbs Lost, Epic Beard Grown

After watching the video ‘THE LONGEST BEARD: WALKING ACROSS CHINA FOR A YEAR WHILE GROWING A BEARD’ in 2009 Kolby Kirk got inspired to make his own time lapse travel video. He chose...

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04. 01. 2014
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Tony Hawks ‘the Fridge Man’ takes a Pig on UK coast-to-coast Bicycle ride

After braving high winds, torrential rain and ice, comedian Tony Hawks and his companion, Titch the micro-piglet (basically just a very small pig), have completed a UK coast-to-coast fundraising cycling trip. The writer,...

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03. 01. 2014

Wim Hof ‘The Iceman’ climbs Mount Kilimanjaro wearing only shorts and sandals

Wim Hof is a Dutch world record holder, adventurer and daredevil, commonly nicknamed the Iceman for his ability to withstand extreme cold. Hof holds twenty world records including a world record for longest...

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01. 01. 2014
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The Rickshaw run: Across the Indian subcontinent in three wheelers

The Rickshaw Run is a 3,500km pan-Indian adventure in a 7 horsepower glorified lawnmower aka an Auto Rickshaw aka TukTuk. The Rickshaw Run is easily the least sensible thing to do with two...

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17. 12. 2013

Made for walkin’: Boyscouts Hike 8000 miles to attend 1937 Boy Scout Jamboree

These boots were made for walking! Two Venezuelan boy scouts decided they wanted to visit the 1937 boy scout Jamboree in the USA. In need of a great adventure (and an even greater...

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14. 12. 2013
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Around the World in 80 Drinks

So we were having a blast in Guinness, moved on to Grappa and thought we’d take a sleeper train over to Almdudler or Palinka – but then things got pretty messy in Becherovka…...

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12. 12. 2013

The Volkswagen Bus: a Traveler’s best Transport Friend

A celebration of the VW camper van and its quietly understated role in getting tens of thousands of people ‘out there’ on the road in adventure mode! This documentary documents the rise to...

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11. 12. 2013

180 degrees: From North to South Pole by dog sled, skis, bicycle and sailboat

At 19 years old, Rob Gauntlett and James Hooper set out on a 26,000-mile journey, traveling from geomagnetic pole to geomagnetic pole using nothing but human and natural power. They managed to dog...

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10. 12. 2013

The man who skied down Everest with a Parachute in 1970 climbed it again aged 70, 75 & 80

Yuichiro Miura is quite a kickass dude. He made fame in the 70’s skiing down an impossibly steep mountain face on Mount Everest – using a parachute to slow him down – and...

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09. 12. 2013

Stamping Grounds: Exploring Liechtenstein and Its World Cup Dream

Stamping Grounds is a brilliant book of the hand of travel writer Charlie Connolley covering eveything you had always wanted to know about Liechtenstein…including a lot of football. Charlie follows the Liechtenstein national...

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05. 12. 2013

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

In 1986 two cousins, Richard and Nicholas Crane, decide to undertake a cycling journey to the “Centre of the Earth” – the furthest place on the earth from the sea. This place happens...

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