“When Sam Morrison’s father set him a bet, a goal, to backflip everyday for an entire year, Sam knew he had to achieve it. What happened after that was a journey of a lifetime, a trip of self-discovery. This is the story of how something so simple can become truly inspirational. And that’s only the beginning…”
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Backflipping Around The World (by Sam Morrison)
My goal is to do a backflip on each of the 7 continents.
For 107 days this summer, I was able to backpack and backflip around the world. Now, after 107 days being home, I’ve had some time to reflect on myself, my trip, and the world.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me on my journey. It wouldn’t have been possible without the support of amazing family, friends, and strangers around the world.
From May 5, 2012 to August 20, 2012, I traveled to 20+ countries on 5 continents:
Israel (Haifa, Jerusalem, Masada, Tel Aviv)
Cyprus (Larnaka, Polis, Paphos)
Egypt (Cairo, Luxor)
Greece (Athens, Santorini)
Bosnia & Herzegovina (Mostar, Sarajevo)
Norway (Oslo, Stavanger)
England (London, Wiltshire)
Switzerland (Interlaken, Zermatt)
The first scene in the video is “Canyon Jumping” in Interlaken, Switzerland. An 85 meter free fall rope swing through a canyon in the Swiss Alps.
For more pictures, videos, and stories from the trip, go to http://blog.SamTheCobra.com
Music: Coloring the Void by M83
Shot 99% on GoPro.
Brooklyn Bridge on Flickr.
I’m home! Around the world in 107 days! My passport is full of stamps, my mind is full of stories, and my heart is full of questions. I’m home!
Please don’t think I take this experience for granted. I am extremely lucky to be fortunate enough to have the proper funds, time, ability, and intuition to pull off an around the world trip. I consider myself one of the luckiest people I know.
I want to thank everyone who has supported/hosted me before and during my trip, and also the hundreds (literally) of new people I’ve met along the way that made this journey so amazing. I’ve learned so much, answered a lot of questions, but more importantly, have asked myself even more, which will be answered in my future.
I love my mom and dad and two sisters. I love my country. I am so inspired by the hospitality and humanity I’ve seen around the world. I am truly happy to be a citizen of this earth.
Further write-up and reflections will surely come soon. Until then, I’ll be enjoying life in one of the best countries in the world.
Australia. (August 11-19, 2012), a set on Flickr.Thoughts on Australia. (August 11-19, 2012)
Palm-tree backflip over the Sydney Opera House. Sydney, Australia. (Taken with Instagram at Sydney Opera House)
My Pack. on Flickr.
Japan. (August 4-10, 2012), a set on Flickr.Thoughts on Japan. (August 4-10, 2012)
Hong Kong. (July 29-August 4, 2012), a set on Flickr.Thoughts on Hong Kong. (July 29-August 4, 2012)
France. (July 24-28, 2012), a set on Flickr.Thoughts on France. (July 24-28, 2012)
Italy (2). (July 21-24, 2012), a set on Flickr.Thoughts on Italy (2). (July 21-24, 2012)
How do you say backflip in Japanese? Sensō-ji Temple in Tokyo, Japan. (Taken with Instagram at 金龍山 浅草寺 (Sensou-ji Temple))
Buddha Backflip. Flipping over the Tian Tan Buddha in Hong Kong. (Taken with Instagram at Tian Tan Buddha (Giant Buddha) 天壇大佛)
Switzerland. (July 14-20, 2012), a set on Flickr.Switzerland. (July 14-20, 2012)
Le Backflip. At the Eiffel Tower with @rotolo in Paris, France. (Taken with Instagram at Tour Eiffel)