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It's Boaz!

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a href=””>Boaz Frankel doesn’t drive. But that didn’t stop him from touring 32 states — more than 12,000 miles — in ten weeks. He crossed the United States and Canada in exactly 101 ways. His only rule was to exclude the gas-powered car, opting instead for bicycle, kayak, camel, motorcycle, crop duster, train and even motorized cooler. He says he wanted to suss out and try sustainable means of transportation in light of unstable and rising gas prices.

But there’s even more to his story…. He’s a television producer, world traveler and beetle preservationist who truly pursues his wide-ranging interests. He established The Kazoo Museum in 2007, originally in Seattle. He also held the Guinness World Record for the most high-fives in an hour, which he set at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland in 2006. He’s currently working on a documentary starring the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle of Lincoln, Neb., which he calls one of the rarest insects in the world.

How far have you gone to pursue your curiosities and investigate your beliefs? What’s the most creative way that you’ve traveled?



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