iOS app Android app

Born to Explore

Memories of a Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Joni Kamiya | Posted 10.28.2013 | Hawaii
Joni Kamiya

While growing up, we'd get sick of hearing it every time it was farm day. Now that I have my own kids, I've learned to realize how so many valuable life lessons were acquired on the farm. It's those things that you can never learn anywhere else.

Born to Explore: A Tale of Two Wickets

Richard Wiese | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Richard Wiese

While on a shoot for Born to Explore in India, one of the highlights of my trip was the opportunity to learn about India's national obsession -- cricket. The fact that I would actually swing a bat and play had me really excited.

Born to Explore : "Dude: Where's the Beach?"

Richard Wiese | Posted 06.09.2013 | Travel
Richard Wiese

As a surf instructor, he is considered prosperous and adventurous, for pursuing a profession that is rewarding both emotionally and financially. Unlike the oft-perceived image of a 'slacker surfer', in India surfing is genuinely considered a better life.

PHOTOS: Rhinos In Jeopardy

Richard Wiese | Posted 04.05.2013 | Travel
Richard Wiese

I've always sensed that Alex Trebek and his show are socially conscious, and, after chatting with him, I felt that that impression was confirmed.

WATCH: A Grizzly Story

Richard Wiese | Posted 01.13.2013 | Travel
Richard Wiese

The bear put his snout 6-inches from Leonard's face and gave a roar so loud that it made the ground vibrate. Paralyzed by the moment, gun in hand, Leonard could do nothing but submit to his fate.

PHOTOS: Flocking With England's Royal Swans

Richard Wiese | Posted 01.08.2013 | Travel
Richard Wiese

Richard the Lionheart supposedly brought them to England from Cyprus after the Third Crusade and the Crown has retained ownership of all unmarked or mute swans.

Afloat In Canada's Islands Of Beauty

Richard Wiese | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Richard Wiese

It floated up to the shore in the form of a volleyball with "Japan Volleyball Association" stamped on it, accompanied by Japanese soda bottles. It was clearly debris from that terrible tsunami that tragically hit Japan in March of 2011.

Finding Dora the Explorer

Richard Wiese | Posted 11.01.2012 | Travel
Richard Wiese

I looked up, and realized that standing next to me, all four feet of her, was Dora the Explorer herself.

WATCH: Getting Dirty In Morocco

Richard Wiese | Posted 10.15.2012 | Travel
Richard Wiese

I've always felt that in order to understand people from another culture or a profession, you need to walk in their shoes. Or, in the case of the famous tanneries of Morocco, stomp barefoot in the byproducts of pigeons.

WATCH: Eating Rotten Shark With A Viking

Richard Wiese | Posted 09.30.2012 | Travel
Richard Wiese

I'm no food critic, but imagine eating the contents of a bait box left out in the sun for days. That's what it tasted like.

WATCH: An Amorous Chilean Horse

Richard Wiese | Posted 09.24.2012 | Travel
Richard Wiese

At a ranch near Santiago, Chile, I spoke with Gonzalo Vial, an accomplished horse whisperer known to form close personal relationships with his horses. One horse grew amorous.

A Priest, A Camera And An Understanding

Richard Wiese | Posted 09.15.2012 | Travel
Richard Wiese

Filming people while traveling is always a sensitive issue. I always ask first and, if the subject demurs, I thank them politely and quickly put my camera away.

PHOTOS: A Hard-Won Lesson In Belize

Richard Wiese | Posted 07.21.2012 | Travel
Richard Wiese

Only when vividly aware of the fragility of life do I know its true value.

PHOTOS: Meeting A Survivor On Everest

Richard Wiese | Posted 07.15.2012 | Travel
Richard Wiese

There were yak traffic-jams, forests of flowers and children playing with tires around yak-dung fires. At night the sky opened, a ceiling punctured by the brightest stars I had ever seen.

New Travel TV Show Explores 'Under The Radar' Australia

Posted 12.01.2011 | Travel

Television host Richard Wiese has skied to the North Pole, climbed Tanzania's Oldonyo Lengai volcano (while it was erupting) and led the daring Explor...