Angela Maxwell Is Walking Around the World for Women

On May 2, 2014, with $12,000 saved, Angela Maxwell left her best friend’s home in Bend, Oregon, to start a five-year walk around the world. There’s no pre-approved path for the small ranks of pedestrian circumnavigators, the dozen or so people who’ve claimed they’ve walked around the world —so Maxwell devised her own route. She traveled the 175 miles to Portland, and then across western Australia. She next headed to Vietnam, where she hiked 60 miles from Da Nang to Hue and then spent three weeks recovering from dengue fever. A year into her circumnavigation, she arrived in Mongolia. One night, a two weeks’ hike from Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar, in a valley surrounded by mountains, a stranger entered her tent and raped her. “It was the moment that every woman is afraid of before they go out into the world,” the 37-year-old former business consultant says. After the attack—“it was over in minutes,” Maxwell says—her assailant left. Maxwell packed her gear, hiked a few miles

Video: Is Alaska the Ultimate Surf Destination?

Surfers take note: Alaska may be cold, but it has some of the best surf around. The new film ‘Within Reach’ uncovers what makes the northern land worth visiting.

Surfer and filmmaker Josh Mulcoy has spent more than 20 years obsessing about Alaska. He’s surfed all around the world, but Alaska remains a place of unparalleled magic. He explained, “I’ve gotten to surf perfect waves in other places, but I’ve never had that feeling like I’ve had in [Alaska] when it all comes together.”

In his new film, “Within Reach,” he takes the viewer on a beautiful, serene tour of Alaska. Even if you don’t surf, this video will have you dreaming of a trip north. Set aside 20 minutes, relax, and find out why Alaska might be surfing’s greatest frontier.

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