These days, it’s tough to take truly novel, adventurous journeys. But Trailblazer Matt Prior wants to embolden people to ask for more from their travels. His solution? The Matt Prior Adventure Academy.

Matt once circumnavigated 2,000 kilometers on top of a frozen lake in Siberia in a World War II motorcycle. He also holds the world record for the highest altitude reached by a London taxi; rode a motorbike through the deserts, mountains and jungles of Peru on his own (in rainy season); drove a rickshaw from the southern tip of India all the way to the Himalayas; and was one of the pioneers to tackle the now infamous Mongol Rally. And that’s barely the half of it.