In 2018, Mario Rigby completed his two-year trek walking and kayaking the length of Africa—from Cape Town, South Africa to Cairo, Egypt—and adventure that for many would seem wild and impossible. This expedition allowed him to connect with communities and share their message and stories with the world with a mission of bridging the gap between humanity. His goal was to inspire people locally and globally to get out, be brave, and see the world.
Today, Mario continues his adventures as an eco-explorer—heading to all corners of the globe as sustainably as possible, many times just by walking on his own two feet. He is an advocate for the inclusion of diversity in the outdoors and encourages people to explore the outdoors through sustainable forms of travel. In a world that’s rapidly changing, Mario believes his life lessons are worth sharing and hopes to inspire others to have more courage and address global issues that affect us all.
In this week’s episode of Unlikely Stories Podcast, Derick and Carly connect with Mario to hear more about what it means to be an eco-explorer and how travel and protecting our environment go hand in hand.
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