Walking the Amazon in 859 Days

The completion of an endurance hike across the entire Amazon basis in 859 days by modern day explorer Ed Stafford, a 34-year old former British Army captain, is a story that received little fanfare in the media this week. The journey came to an end as he stepped into the Atlantic Ocean in Brazil last Monday. Ed Stafford, after 50,000 mosquito bites and 2 ½ years of hiking with periodic blog posts at, has become the first man known to have walked the entire length of the Amazon.

Check out the adventure with extensive information on Ed Stafford’s websites.

Ed Stafford - photo


Can you imagine?

Thankfully Ed was also a travel blogger!

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined in 2008.

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