Travelling gives us the opportunity to push through all kinds of barriers. We test ourselves, we confront our fears and we challenge our boundaries.
And none more so than these 4 people - our MVP's of 2017. Who are they are why are they so legendary? Read on to find out...
Lee is a 30-year-old outdoor enthusiast from Australia, born with spina bifida, a condition that occurs when a baby’s spinal cord doesn’t develop properly in the womb, causing a gap in the spine to develop. As a result of this condition Lee is confined to a wheelchair but despite this, he’s determined to live his life to the absolute fullest. Lee loves anything which involves adventure: He’s skydived, scaled all sorts of terrain, kayaked and plays wheelchair rugby.
Read Lee’s full story here.
Mike is a 27-year-old travel junkie from New York, he was born with a disease called arthrogryposis which means he cannot gain any muscle mass below his keens. He may walk on crutches but that hasn’t stopped him from travelling the world. Mike grew up with parents who didn’t want to let his disability get in the way of his ambitions, and with 15 weeks studying abroad in Rome, 6 Contiki trips and 45 countries under his belt, it seems Mike has taken his disability in his stride.
Read Mike’s full story here.
Today, I visited something I only dreamed I'd be able to see – the Great Pyramids of Giza. They are one of the most imposing things I've ever seen & definitely the oldest at 4,500 years old. My high school history class came to life. #gimpyglobetrotter #hoplikeanegyptian #cairo #greatpyramid #giza #ancientegypt #history #pyramid #egypt #city #contiki #contikiegypt #noregrets #adventure #backpacking #backpacker #backpack #instatravel #instajourney #instapassport #journey #jetsetter #lifeoftravel #nomad #travel #vagabond #worldtravel #worldtraveler #wanderlust
Read Peter’s full story here.
Kyle Le Roux
Kyle was born in Durban, South Africa. He was the Deputy Head Boy at his School in Amanzimtoti; he loved sports and started studying B.Com at university. But in 2003 on his way back from a soccer match, Kyle was in a car accident. He died twice, but the paramedics thankfully managed to resuscitate him.
Kyle went on to spend 2 months in intensive card and many more in high care and rehabilitation centres. He sustained a frontal brain injury and his short-term memory was non-existent, yet despite these sudden life changing circumstances, Kyle’s parents promised they would send him on a trip once he was ready, and after 14 years of recovering Kyle set off on Contiki’s European Whirl.
Read Kyle’s story here.