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Meet the Alphas

Jamie Bowlby-Whiting

Dissatisfied with conventional hours, Jamie quit his job to start hitchhiking. Within the next year he hitchhiked around 20,000 miles, cycled 1,000 miles on a £30 bicycle, and rafted down the Danube. Hungry to push more personal boundaries with little more than a desire for adventure, he is about to undertake a new journey and has written a story about hitchhiking, fear, and learning to let go.

For updates on his adventures and musings, you can read his website, like his page on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter.

Pack Stories
June 11, 2014

Pirates of the Danube

By: Jamie Bowlby-Whiting
After cycling 1,000 miles across Europe on a $50 bicycle, I was in need of a new mode of transport and wanted to push my boundaries in a new direction by travelling in a more unorthodox way. I had ended my trip near the Danube River in Slovakia, offering me the perfect opportunity of fulfilling a childhood dream and utilizing the river as a mode of transport: I would become a pirate. More