17/03/2023 11:17 PM | Click to read full article
Extreme travel isn't for the faint-hearted. Kari-Matti Valtari would know. He has been arrested many times and held in detention in war-torn nations, but has seen everywhere from St Eustatius to the Savage Islands*. So why does he keep doing it? He has a goal: to travel the whole world. And that goal has landed him, at the time of writing, in tenth place on the "Most Traveled People" (MTP) leader board. But seeing the whole world just got harder for Mr Valtari and other extreme travellers.