Ben Walker

Though Ben Walker spends several months each year traveling the world as a full-time adventure guide, he is always happy to come home to England’s Lake District—“a wonderful playground” as he calls it. The globe-trotter has led trekking and cycling trips near and far, from the U.K. to Morocco, Nepal, Bhutan, and North Korea. Though his surname could double as a life philosophy—exploring the world on foot—he is also passionate about long-distance cycling, having pedaled from Bangkok to Delhi, between the northern and southern extremities of the island of Great Britain, and the length of New Zealand.