Destinations: The stuff dreams are made of: In the Footsteps of Marco Polo

Last night I found myself watching a documentary. It was strange because I rarely watch documentaries. Yet, I was glued to the PBS, watching two regular guys from New York trek across Europe and Asia following the footsteps of Marco Polo. The story and the video were completely engrossing.

Denis Belliveau and Francis O’Donnell took a dream, to retrace Marco Polo’s entire 25,000-mile, land-and-sea route from Venice to China and back, and then risked everything to turn that dream into reality. Along the way they faced hardships and danger, but through patience, perseverence, and bullheaded determination they made it.

I really encourage you to watch this incredible odyssey for yourself and tell me what you think.

Their website is: http://wliw.org/marcopolo and also http://www.returntovenice.com/

If you like the series, you can get the companion book here (it’s filled with some incredible photography!)

I can only say, I push the edges a little when I travel, but nothing like this! I’m really inspired and I think Denis and Francis for following their dreams and inspiring others to follow their own dreams.

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