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Trekking the Planet began as a 424-day, around the world expedition to get kids excited about geography. From January 2012 to March 2013, we visited 53 countries on six continents. We also trekked 470 miles in some of the most remote and unspoiled places on the planet.
By almost exclusively using public and ground transportation, we promoted an active lifestyle, and introduced the concept of sustainability.
Learn more about our expedition by visiting our Trip Overview page.
Our Goal is to help kids increase their understanding of geography and develop an appreciation for the cultural and natural significance of the world. We seek ways to bring geography to life and instill a greater curiosity about the world - its people, culture and fragile planet - in as many young people as possible.
Before we left on our trip, we spoke to thousands of students about our journey and the importance of geography. During our journey we visited classrooms in eight countries, speaking to over 900 students.
Our Materials include education modules, articles and short documentary videos that correspond to the places that we visit. These can be accessed via our website categories, found along the right side of most pages, or through the Geography Navigator page.
Our materials are totally FREE to educators, kids and parents.
We are available for speaking engagements or webcasts at interested schools or civic groups.
It is hard to believe that it has been six months this week since we have returned home from our 424-day global journey to raise geography awareness. Sandy writes how we inevitably receive questions about what it is like to be home after being away for so long and whether we are just plain bored after all the excitement of our trip.Continue Reading »
During our global travels we interviewed a wide variety of people. Take a look at our interviews!Continue Reading »
This week’s Sunday Slideshow highlights the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil.Continue Reading »