Volkssporting is the international noncompetitive sport of hiking, swimming, cross-country skiing, and cycling; everyone is a winner and receives some sort of award when the activity is completed. As the Past National President of the American Volkssport Association and Past American Liaison to the International Federation of Popular Sports, I’ve enjoyed traveling across the United States and throughout the world participating in these social events. I’ve met great people, seen magnificent locations and tasted the finest of local delicacies. Why don’t you tell our community which events you’ve found to be the scariest, loveliest, highest, wettest, most southern, most northern, friendliest, easiest, hardest, most well attended event, least attended event, having the neatest award, cheapest award, etc.? What is the most interesting custom you’ve seen in foreign lands? In general, let’s talk about what you found interesting in volkssporting (or just plain walking in your neighborhood).
Let’s talk about the places you’ve visited. If you want to comment about my travels–that’s okay. I’ve walked the Great Wall of China; visited Ground Zero in Nagasaki (and New York); took the subway in St. Petersburg; saw the Northern Lights at the edge of the Bering Sea (in winter); touched the southernmost landfall in South America; danced the tango in Buenos Aires; sang Molly Malone in an Irish pub; ate fish and chips in London; hiked the Alps, watched the southern sky in the Outback of Australia, sailed down the Yangtze River; shot a blowgun in the Amazon forests; and have had more adventures than I can remember. I have a lifetime of experiences and enjoy discussing them. How about you? Which experiences thrilled you the most?