I somehow found myself in Antarctica, right at the bottom of the world, in a place only a few can say they’ve been. Somebody had told me to come back and tell them what went through my head in the first ten seconds of stepping onto the ice, so when I climbed down those stairs…

Deciding whether to hitchhike to the moon (seriously; I emailed commercial space flight agencies and everything) or to travel from the North Pole to the South Pole was hard. I was 26 and, after a previous 6-month backpack trip, had seen the light: everything is possible.  But, if everything is possible, what will I choose…