Central America

China

Nadine Hudson

Why does too much often mean too little?

In the early 1990s, Nadine Hudson from Switzerland is struggling with mental health issues, most notably an eating disorder. She decides to embark on a backpacking trip through Asia…

Andrew McCarthy's "The Longest Way Home"
Austria

Andrew McCarthy

Listen to your heart.

In the early 2010s, American actor Andrew McCarthy decides to get married a second time. The problem is that besides being an actor, he’s also a travel writer and a bit restless…

Karl Bushby's "Giant Steps"
Alaska

Karl Bushby

Not just a tough cookie.

In the late 1990s, Karl Bushby, a former paratrooper from Britain, sets out to do something extraordinary…

Michael Wigge's "To The End Of The World, Without Any Money"
Antarctica

Michael Wigge

Trivial fun.

In the mid-2000s, Michael Wigge, a young German TV-host, wants to go to Antarctica without spending any money…

Jon Krakauer's "Into The Wild"
Alaska

Jon Krakauer

Has Krakauer successfully captured the spirit of youth, or is he all about romanticizing a selfish child?

This isn’t about Jon Krakauer’s own travels. Instead he writes about a traveler by the name of Christopher McCandless, a young man who ventured out into the wilderness of Alaska in the spring of 1992, stayed there by himself for four months, and eventually died due to…