In January 2012, Darren and Sandy Van Soye embarked on an around-the word expedition they called Trekking the Planet. Over the next 424-days, they visited 53 countries on six continents. Their goal? To help kids increase their knowledge of geography and develop an appreciation for the cultural and natural significance of the world. The result? Over 850 classrooms from 20 countries followed their journey. Since taking their original Trekking the Planet RTW journey, the couple continues to travel with a deep commitment to geography awareness, an active lifestyle and sustainability.
On April 17, 2016 Darren and Sandy will begin their attempt of the Pacific Crest Trail. Their expedition will start in Campo, CA on the border with Mexico and travel north through California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, before hiking through the Cascade Range in Oregon and Washington. After 2,650 miles they will finish on the border with Canada. The entire journey will take approximately 5 1/2 months.