Adventure Activism

Adventure Activism, Life Out Loud / 17.02.2014

Support the Joy Trip Project on Patreon from James Mills on Vimeo. When you're in the creative fields it's never easy to define exactly what it is that you do for a for living. But when you hope to get your friends and fans to support your work financially you really have to get down to it and clearly express what it is that you have to offer.  I’m a freelance journalist who specializes in telling stories about the business, art and culture of the sustainable active lifestyle. If...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Environmental Journalism, Environmental Protection, Film preview, National Geographic, Photography, Podcast / 14.02.2014

    Adventure photographers and filmmakers give us a unique view of the world. And throughout his long career taking pictures and telling stories for major magazines Peter McBride has offered up an exciting perspective, most often from the air. When he was in his 20s he flew a World War I biplane called the Vickers Vimy from London to Cape Town to reenact the first time an airplane traveled across Africa in 1920. "I think that really gave me an interest in the aerial perspective," he said in an interview...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Cool on Kickstarter, Diversity, Environmental Journalism, Film Review, National Geographic, National Parks / 07.02.2014

At the heart of every great adventure there is a love story. And for National Geographic Young Explorer Juan Martinez, the long journey from the streets of Los Angeles to the craggy peaks of the Grand Tetons took a romantic turn on the day he met National Park Ranger Vanessa Torres. Both dedicated to introducing a new generation of American citizens to outdoor recreation Juan and Vanessa have begun a life together in service to the wild places they cherish as well as members of their community whose...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Environmental Journalism, Film preview / 08.01.2014

It’s probably the least sexy part of making a documentary film series, but it just might be the most important. After you’ve conducted compelling interviews, shot exciting action sequences and spiced it all up with original artwork and animation it’s time to take the show on the road. And if you think it’s expensive to produce a movie that advocates for the preservation of our precious natural resources you should see what it takes to make sure that people see it. Now that adventure filmmaker James Q. Martin and...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Africa, Bikes, Cycling, Film Review / 02.12.2013

I had the pleasure of meeting director T.C. Johnstone back in October at the Adventure Film Festival in Boulder Colorado. He was among several speakers who presented the details of their most recent projects that focus on using athletics and international travel as vehicles for social change. Squarely in line with several of the Joy Trip Project’s primary mission parameters I was eager to see his incredible film that demonstrates the recovery and reconciliation of the 1994 Rwandan genocide through the power of bicycles. Rising From Ashes is a...

Adventure Activism, Commentary, Life Out Loud, Sustainable Living / 28.11.2013

The day before Thanksgiving I was in the supermarket with a cart full of groceries in preparation for the season’s first of feasts. I have to admit it. I absolutely love pulling together the fixings for all manner of treats both sweet and savory. My wife Shamane plans on making her recently perfected lemon meringue pie and I’m stoked to build my annual batch of spicy pork tamales. The ingredients for these wonderful things we love to prepare and share with friends and family are among the few...