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PROVIDENCEâ At just 26-years-old, Wisconsin native Rob Greenfield has traveled to a multitude of countries and states to raise awareness for environmental issues.
His most recent adventure included nothing but him, a bicycle and 4,500 miles of American roadways.
Rob was born and raised in Wisconsin, but moved to San Diego in 2011 to broaden his horizons and escape the small town lifestyle.
âI always felt very limited there,â he said. âEverybody knew who you were so I started traveling when I was 16 and most of my adventures involved a lot of nature.â
His began his tour of the world by âtrekkingâ out to Africa to look for elephants.
âThat really sparked my love for the world because itâs just so incredible,â he added. âIâve learned that when people are out truly enjoying nature, it creates a desire to protect it.â
During his stay in Africa, he and other volunteers built rain water collection systems for the people in the small villages.
Then in 2008, Rob traveled to his childhood dream place â Fiji.
âIt was very tropical; itâs a pretty poor country, but itâs absolutely beautiful,â he explained. âI rode on a small four passenger airplane and we rode over the ocean and I could see the coral reefs below.â
He spent his days in Fiji fishing with the natives in one-person kayaks with nothing but their clothes and spears on board.
His love for nature and the countries of the world led him to his most recent adventure, biking across the United States.
âThis is more of a mission,â he explained. âThe mission of my travels is to entertain, inspire and give back. I like to do things that people would find entertaining but at the same time they can learn from.â
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Anybody interested in reading about Robâs journey from his blog can visit http://www.greenfieldadventures.org/.