Quest for Adventure

Quest for Adventure - Adventure Strong So, what is the Quest all about? It’s about getting off the couch and into life.

Hopefully, I can meet some of you along the way and share the experience!

My Quest is a way to keep track of important and/or notable activities and goals. This is not a bucket list. The joy comes from the experience and expanding on those experiences, not simply crossing something off of a list.

As things change and progress, I will be updating the list.

Inspirational People

My Quest log is inspired in part by Steve Kamb (and his Epic Quest of Awesome), Chris Guillebeau (visiting every country in the world), Nomadic Matt, Joel Runyon (the Impossible List) and the many others who live their life the way they want.


Tim’s Worldwide Quest for Adventure

Adventure & Travel:

North America

Quests

  • Visit Every State in the US + Washington, DC – Progress 59% 30/51 (AK, AZ, CA, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, KS, LA, MA, MD, MO, MS, MT, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA, WY)
  • Visit Every Province/Territory in Canada – Progress 15% 2/13 (BC, YT)
  • Visit Mt. Rushmore
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty
  • Visit the 9/11 Memorial in NYC
  • Visit the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii
  • Visit the Grand Canyon
  • Visit the Empire State Building
  • Visit Mt. Rushmore
  • Hike Mt. St. HelensComplete! June 2014 [Hiking Mount St. Helens]
  • Hike at least 14 of Colorado’s 14ers
  • Hike Mount Whitney
  • Hike Half Dome
  • Hike the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Hike the Appalachian Trail
  • Hike the Continental Divide Trail
  • Trek across the United States
  • Visit Hoover DamComplete! Summer 2012
  • Tour the White HouseComplete! Summer 2001
  • Private Tour of the PentagonComplete! Summer 2001
  • Private Tour of CongressComplete! Summer 2001
  • Visit all Smithsonian Museums in DCComplete x3! Summer 2001, Spring 2012, Summer 2013
  • Visit all major monuments in DCComplete x3! Summer 2001, Spring 2012, Summer 2013
  • Visited Vancouver, BC 3 timesComplete x3! Fall 2001, Winter 2006, Summer 2007
  • Drove the scenic Alcan HighwayComplete! Early Fall 2011 (from Anchorage, AK to Vancouver, WA)

Achievements:

  • All-American (Visit Every State in the USA) – Progress 59%
  • Great American Hiker (Min. 1 Hike in Each State) – Progress 24% 12/50 (AK, CA, DE, HI, ID, MD, MT, NV, OR, UT, VA, WA)
  • Great Canadian Hiker (Min. 1 Hike in Each Province) – Progress 0%
  • Triple Crown (Thru-Hike the AT, PCT, and CDT) – Progress 0%
  • Trans-Continental (America Coast-to-Coast) – Progress 0%

Central/South America

Quests

  • Visit 5 or more Central/South American countries
  • Hike Machu Picchu
  • Hike Patagonia
  • Kayak in Patagonia
  • View the Nasca Lines
  • Visit the Galapagos
  • Visit Lake Titicaca
  • Visit the Copan Ruins
  • Visit Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
  • Visit the Parque Nacional Cusuco
  • Visit Waterfalls of Iguazu
  • Free Dive at least once

Achievements:

  • Central American Hiker (Min. 1 Hike in Each Country)
  • South American Hiker (Min. 1 Hike in Each Country)

Africa

Quests

  • Visit 5 or more African countries
  • Visit Victoria Falls
  • Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Spot the Big 5 – Elephant, Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Lion & Leopard
  • Hike Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa

Achievements:

  • African Hiker (Min. 1 Hike in Each Country)

Europe/Eastern Europe

Quests

  • Visit 5 or more European countries
  • Hike in at least 1 Country
  • Hike in the Pyrenees
  • Hike the Scottish Highlands
  • Walk the Camino de Santiago
  • Visit Sparta
  • Visit Rome
  • Tour the Vatican
  • Visit England
  • See the Eiffel Tower

Achievements:

  • Great Euro Hiker (Min. 1 Hike in Each Country)

Middle East

Quests

  • Visit Israel
  • Hike the Israel National Trail
  • Visit Egypt
  • Visit Jordan
  • Visit the UAE
  • See the Pyramids
  • Ride a Camel
  • Hike in at least 3 Countries

Asia

Quests

  • Visit 5 or more Asian countries – Progress 40% 2/5 (China, South Korea)
  • Hike in 5 or more Asian countries – Progress 20% 1/5 (South Korea) [Korea]
  • Eat Sushi in Japan
  • Drink Sapparo beer in Sapparo, Japan
  • Hike Mt. Fuji
  • Visit Jeju Island in South Korea
  • Hike Hallasan in South Korea
  • Hike Seoraksan in South Korea
  • Walk on the Great Wall of China
  • Hike the Tiger Leaping Gorge in China
  • Visit Bali, Indonesia
  • Trek/Hike the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal
  • Scuba Dive in Thailand

Achievements:

  • East Asia Hiker (Min. 1 Hike in Each Country) – Progress 13% 1/8 (South Korea)
  • Central Asia Hiker (Min. 1 Hike in Each Country)
  • South Asia Hiker (Min. 1 Hike in Each Country)

Australia/Pacific Islands

Quests

  • Pet a Kangaroo in Australia
  • Hold a Koala Bear in Australia
  • Visit/Hike Bay of Fires, Australia
  • Hike in the bush of Australia
  • Snorkel or Dive the Great Barrier Reef
  • Fly a stunt plane in New Zealand
  • Hike the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand
  • Visit Middle Earth
  • Visit Fiji

Achievements:

  • Great Australian Hiker (Min. 1 Hike in Each State)
  • Pacific Island Hiker (Min. 1 Hike Each on 3 Different Island Nations)

Global Achievements

  • World Traveler – Travel around the world at least once in my life.
  • Global Thru-Hiker – Hike at least 1 long-distance trail in at least 3 different countries.
  • Island Hopper – Visit at least 3 island nations.
  • Desert Nomad – Hike/Trek in at least 3 deserts. – Progress = 66% 2/3 (Mojave Desert, California; Valley of Fire, Nevada)
  • Continental Drifter – Visit every continent. – Progress = 28% 2/7 (North America, Asia)
  • Heritage Novice – Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Progress = 80% 4/5 (Hwaseong Fortress, South Korea; Independence Hall, Philadelphia; Hawaii Volcano National Park, Hawaii; Olympic National Park, Washington State)
  • Heritage Expert – Visit 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Heritage Master – Visit 50+ UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Adventure

Quests

  • RappelComplete x3! Summer 1994, Spring 2000, Fall 2003
  • Become Proficient at Rappelling
  • Australian Rappelling
  • Ride a Zipline
  • Bungee Jump
  • Go Skydiving
  • Do a multi-day kayak trip
  • Get SCUBA Certified (Open Water Cert)
  • Earn at least 1 Advanced SCUBA Certification

Fitness:

  • 100+ Push-Ups in 2 Minutes – Progress = 45% 45/100 in 2 min. (3/13/12)
  • 100+ Sit-Ups in 2 Minutes – Progress = 60% 60/100 in 2 min. (3/13/12)
  • 10 Pull-Ups
  • 25 Pull-Ups
  • Less Than or Equal to 10% Body-Fat
  • Run a 5k
  • Run a 10k
  • Run a half-marathon
  • Run a marathon
  • Ride in a road bike race
  • Ride in a mountain bike race
  • Freedive in a tropical locationComplete! 69 Beach in Hawaii, Fall 2012
  • Freedive 3 Tropical Locations – Progress 33% 1/3 (Hawaii)
  • Finish a GoRuck Challenge
  • Finish a Spartan Race
  • Finish a Tough Mudder

Business:

  • Start a Company
  • Start a Foreign Company
  • Own a 4-Figure Per Year Online BusinessComplete! Winter 2013
  • Own a 5-Figure Per Year Online Business
  • Own a 6-Figure Per Year Online Business
  • Own a 7-Figure Per Year Online Business
  • Become a Published Author (Independent)Complete! Dead Islands
  • Become a Published Author (Traditional)
  • Start a Successful Blog – Possibly in-progress?
  • 100 SubscribersComplete! Summer 2013
  • 200 SubscribersComplete! Fall 2013
  • 500 Subscribers
  • 1,000 Subscribers
  • 5,000 Subscribers
  • 10,000 Subscribers

Achievements:

  • Businessman (Become fully self-employed)

Personal:

  • Live Overseas for 1-year (or more)Complete! (June 2013 – June 2014 in South Korea)
  • Live in 3 (or more) Foreign Countries – Progress = 33% 1/3 (South Korea) Living in China as of 8/22/14.
  • Learn at least 1 foreign language
  • Re-Learn Archery (Recurve)
  • Become Proficient in One Martial Art
  • Attend a Tech N9ne Show
  • Attend a Skrillex Show
  • Attend an Atmosphere Show in Minneapolis
  • Attend an Insomniac Event
  • Attend 3 Insomniac Events (Electric Daisy Carnival, Nocturnal Wonderland, etc.)
  • Attend E3, PAX Prime (2008), SD Comic Con and Dragon*Con
  • Cosplay At Least Once (Any Anime/Game Con)
  • Party at Ibiza
  • Find a Way to Help Mom Hold a Chimpanzee
  • Student Government PresidentComplete! 2001-2002
  • See Atmosphere PerformComplete x3! Portland, OR
  • See Snoop Dogg, Ciara, Rihanna, Kanye West PerformComplete! Portland, OR
  • Attended PAX PrimeComplete! 2008
  • Attended Sakura ConComplete! 2008
  • Attended KumoriconComplete! 2009

Thank you for visiting! If I’m in your area, or planning to be, and you have any tips, advice or would like to meetup, please let me know via email or twitter.