In the 1970s Jedidiah Jenkins’s parents walked across America, ending their journey in Oregon. Years later, Jenkins decided it was his turn to find adventure, so he quit his job to bike around the world. Starting his journey where his parents ended theirs, he set off to see new things, meet new people and have new experiences.
“When you’re a kid, everything is new and exciting,” says Jenkins. As children our brains are constantly activated, but as we get older we lose that. We’re not seeing things for the first time anymore, and our lives become routine. Jenkins believes that travel wakes up your brain. “I wanna make it to 85 and be exhausted ‘cause I was alive every single day.”
“Routine is the enemy of time. It makes it fly by…I wanna make it to 85 and be exhausted ‘cause I was alive every single day.”
Jenkins wants to encourage others to take part in their own adventures—whatever that may be. Adventure can be found anywhere—on a cross-country bike trip or even in your own backyard. You just have to make it happen.
“I don’t want the days to control me. I don’t want the calendar to be my boss,” says Jenkins. “I want a mind and soul that’s awake. In a sense it turns your hundred years on this planet into a thousand.”