It all started with a canoe.

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Introduction Thirty years ago I bought a canoe and started paddling rivers in my home state of Indiana. I quickly realized I had found my passion. Running rivers opened up the world to me and I found myself on rivers all over the United States and then all over the world. I was hooked on adventure and travel and soon I was diving wrecks in the Bahamas, snorkeling with manatees in Florida, climbing mountains in California, rafting in Costa Rica, skiing in Canada, paragliding in the Alps, racing motorcycles in Georgia, hiking in New Zealand, trekking through the Amazon jungle, mountain biking in Ecuador, flying a glider plane in Alabama, kayaking in Guatemala, summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro and flyfishing in Iceland. It's been exciting and fun. And at times scary. I've been charged by a bull elephant in the Serengeti, caught in a whiteout blizzard on Mt. Shasta, bit by a bullet ant in Central America and challenged by a massive bull caribou in Denali National Park. I've been on six continents and dozens of countries. And I'm not ready to quit--on the contrary I've gotten worse. I head out the door every chance I get. My bucket list is long but the checkmarks are increasing.