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$20 Adventure: A Long-form Daring Journalistic Investigation into the Why of Attainable Adventures

It was hot and the prisons were strewn across the plain like wooden blocks, and I was in the driver’s seat of Jon’s car because he’d stopped for gas and made friends with a motorcyclist and we’d left him, stranded in the Colorado desert and wishing he still owned a motorcycle. We were on an adventure and it felt that way, hot spring sun and desert rocks and prisons all, because a month before we’d come up with a revealing challenge:

Offer each other $20 to find the best adventure possible.

Where’d that challenge come from? Go back with me in... read more