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In 2013, I appeared on a local CBS station in San Francisco.
Amazon and Lincoln Mercury teamed up to profile 25 individuals who were pursuing a classic dream. One of those 25 dreams was "To Travel the World." Their producers picked me as the person who best personifies that dream. As a result, a film crew of dozen professionals spent two days filming me at various locations. After much editing, here is what they did...
Although the first 20 seconds of the video is in Chinese, after that you'll see me come on and speaking in English. So be patient at first. The two-minute segment is about my talk at the Commonwealth Club of California, where I discussed the fall of communism over 20 years ago and how Eastern Europe is like today. Chinese TV asked me about what I think about Chinese communism and its future. Watch to hear my answer.
French American TV interviews me in English for 8 minutes. Skip the first minute of this video since there's a small technical problem:
Here's a second interview in French:
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Hall of Fame: I was nominated a one of the seven finalists to the California Outdoors Hall of Fame, which "features nominees who are world-renowned for their skills and who have helped inspire thousands of others to take part in the great outdoors." Although I "barely missed induction," I was quite honored to be nominated. Besides, it gives me motivation to keep doing looney activities outdoors and sharing my adventures. Some think that they nominated me because I've evangelized about the glories of backpacking 10,000 miles, but I know the real reason: they're impressed that I backpacked for 45 days without a shower.
KKSF, NewsTalk 910. Joel Riddell of "Dining Around" interviews Francis Tapon for 20-minutes about The Hidden Europe. Jump to minute 17:00 to hear the interview.
PracticalBackpacking.com, "CDT Yo-Yo," by Bernie Wilt. An interview about my CDT Yo-Yo.
Backpackinglight.com, "Five Pounds of Gear," by Carol Crooker. A 42-minute interview about how I survive for many months in the mountains with just over five pounds of gear. Part II is "Traveling for a living," by Carol Crooker. A 15 minute interview on how one can travel for a living.
PracticalBackpacking.com, "Francis Tapon - Hike Your Own Hike," by Bernie Wilt. An interview prior to my PCT hike and about my book.
Please read the book's endorsements and reviews.
For more information about Hike Your Own Hike, including reviews and excerpts, visit the HYOH page.