Shelby has paddled a remote portion of the Amazon River, surfed from Tofino to Tavarua, and interviewed countless CEOs, entrepreneurs and pro athletes on assignment for international brands and publications from Outside Magazine to Vans. Her Wild Ideas Worth Living podcast amplifies adventure narratives, and empowers others to live their passions and get outside. REI member since 1996.
Dean’s Wild Idea: To quit his corporate job and become the UltraMarathon Man.
Time Magazine called Dean Karnazes one of the most interesting men. He's also one of the fittest men on the planet. On his 30th birthday (after tequila), Dean ran 30 miles non-stop for the first time. Shortly after that big run, he quit a lucrative, cushy job to become a long-distance, as in ULTRA-distance, runner. Since then, he’s run a marathon in every state, and he plans to run a marathon every country in the WORLD next year. WHO. DOES.THAT? Listen in for more.
James Nestor’s Wild Idea: To leave the corporate life for a job as a freelance writer, then learn to freedive and uncover an entire world of science beneath the surface of the ocean that lead to an award-winning book, Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves
As a young boy, Joel Van der Loon grew up in South Africa and Tanzania, and has always
been somewhat of a “wild child.” He and his dad grew up in a remote area of Africa, where he learned from the Massai, then sailed around the world, and lived a life very connected to animals and the untrammeled outdoors.
Have you ever wanted to skateboard down the freeway?! Me too, except please don’t try that at home because you will most likely die!
Cindy Whitehead managed to sneak in a session on the L.A.’s busiest freeway one day and also did some other wild things. She was one of the first females to get a centerfold plus two-page article in a men's skateboarding magazine, and she’s become a renowned sports stylist for everyone from Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, and Drew Brees to Mia Hamm and Peyton Manning.