Just to name a handful of Robyn Benincasa’s many accomplishments: she holds the record for farthest distance traveled by kayak on moving and on flat water in 24 hours, is 2 x Adventure Racing World Champion, and fights fires in San Diego. I’m half-surprised she wasn’t scaling a mountain while we conducted this phone interview.
Em Bell is a writer, outdoorswoman, and adventure-maker. She was the first woman to kayak the length of Great Britain, stand-up paddle the 1001 miles of the Missouri, and she's not done yet. Read on to learn about her next trips, the joys of not-planning, and Em's top recommendations for things to do in the UK (that you would never think of).