May 29, 2019

The Power of Wilderness and Self-Publishing, with Kevin Callan

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Welcome to episode 6 of Explore Magazine’s Live the Adventure Podcast.

Kevin Callan is one of Canada’s best-known outdoor personalities. You might know him better by his persona—The Happy Camper. He’s authored 18 books, has almost 17,000 subscribers on YouTube, is a blogger for Explore online and a columnist for our print issue… among many other things.

He also has a new book out—his 18th. It’s called “Once Around Algonquin: An Epic Canoe Journey.”

This one is a departure for him, both in content and execution. It’s a personal story, centred around a meaningful canoe trip he embarked on with his friend Andy Baxter.

Once Around Algonquin is more than a travelogue though—it’s a meditation on park history, wilderness, family, struggle and the importance of nature.

We get deep. This is one of Kevin’s most personal projects to date—and there is a lot to unpack.

But don’t worry—it’s not all serious. He is, of course, The Happy Camper.

Here we go, with Kevin Callan:

In This Episode You’ll Learn

  • All about one of Algonquin Provincial Park’s most challenging canoe routes
  • How to tackle a multi-week canoe journey
  • How immersing yourself in the wilderness can heal the mind (and body!)
  • The process of writing a personal, long-form narrative
  • How you too can have success in the world of self-publishing
  • And more!

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