A roundup of the latest adventure news, by Mindy Zacharjasz
If you fall off that horse… keep on trying to row across the Pacific. At least that's the strategy for Dutchman Ralph Tuijn, whose cross-Pacific Zeeman Ocean Challenge came to an end last week after two aborted attempts (which cost him his solo, non-stop goal) when he docked in Papua New Guinea. But don't worry, he says he'll be back to try again.
Finish lines abound on the Greenland icecap and food seems to be on the mind. The three Norwegian "Girls in Gale" and the young British duo headed home after their cross-Greenland treks and found themselves excited (and nervous) to eat anything but the now-familiar freeze-dried grub. The Petes celebrated their 85-day kite, ski, and walk with another delicacy: real coffee.
Want 100 mpg? Last week's Plug-In 2008 conference presented near-future hybrid electric vehicles that could do just that. Air travel hopes green up as well, which should be welcomed news now that jet fuel costs pushed one airline to end flights to 11 cities.
A few more green goodies for the day: Catch a carbon neutral concert, check the carbon footprint of your cheeseburger (it's a lot), or whip up dinner on a future $17 solar cooker. Need a recipe? Search for a green one on your future fuel-cell laptop.