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National Geographic Adventure has chosen their ten Adventurers of the Year. Readers are now encouraged to vote for their favorites for the People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year. One of the adventurers, 16-year-old Jessica Watson, circumnavigated the globe solo this May. It took 210 days, but she did it–and became the youngest person to make the journey while she was at it! Raised on sailboats, Jessica had been training her whole life to make this difficult voyage, with the support of her parents.
Sometimes the journey was scary, but Jessica says there were plenty of good moments, too. “The Pacific was easy sailing, smooth and fun. In the Southern Ocean, around Cape Horn, the albatrosses were just amazing, surfing down the face of the waves. One of the great things about sailing is no two days are really the same.”
What was your best adventure in 2010? Leave a comment below and tell us!
Read about all of the 2010 nominees, then vote for your favorite on National Geographic Adventure.
Want to read more about kids having adventures? Check out the Hands-On Explorer blog.
Photograph by Sergio Dionisio, Getty Images