Distance runner, traveler, adventurer, and writer Jenny Tough lives up to her name. She’s trekked and paddled her way through six continents, including the unmapped terrain of the Tien Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Here’s her on goals, challenges, and what she brings on her runs.  You were the first person to run solo and unsupported …

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Gaijin is the word in Japan for foreigner. If you’re not Japanese, this is what you are. The nail that sticks up in Japan is hammered down. The gaijin can’t be hammered down, you will always stick out. Accept it and cause a scene on a train. The decision to move there was made after …

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Yes, I acknowledge that it’s ridiculous, reductive, and totally unrealistic to try to represent all the beautiful scenery on a continent in one post. I am not an expert. I don’t pretend to be an expert. That said, these photos of the crazy mountains that inspired Avatar’s landscape, a real-life stone forest, and yes, RAINBOW MOUNTAINS are …

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