Noah Strycker is a rock star in the birding community and I got to meet him and he signed my copy of his book. He traveled to 41 countries in 2015 with a backpack and binoculars. Noah became the first person to see more than half the world’s 10,000 species of birds in one year.
He bought a series of one-way tickets, he traveled across forty-one countries and all seven continents, eventually spotting 6,042 species, that's the biggest birding year on record.
For those of us who are tethered to our careers - we can read his book and live vicariously through him and follow his adventure of a lifetime!