Kayak The Kwanza was the first source-to-mouth expedition along Angola's longest river. Oscar Scafidi is a travel writer, risk consultant and history teacher. He talks about the money and media side of his Angola adventure, along with the charity fundraising, the (pending) Guinness World Record, and the challenges of producing the film and the book.
Aged 44 Gary Sizer (married, no kids) quit his corporate job, spent six months thru-hiking the 2000 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, had his before-and-after photos go viral on Reddit, quit his corporate job a second time, wrote a book about the hike, gave speeches about it, wrote another book about hiking, and now lives off his book sales. How did he do it?