Colin is a best-selling author, filmmaker and adventurer. His expeditions include the first human powered circumnavigation of the world, source-to-sea descents of the Amazon and Yenisey Rivers, rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, breaking the speed record paddling around Vancouver Island, a five-year offshore sailing voyage, rowing 7,000 km from Scotland to Syria and a National Geographic sponsored expedition searching for the origins of the olive tree. He has written four books, and his award-winning films have been aired on National Geographic Television, CTV Travel and others. In 2007 Colin and his wife Julie jointly received the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year award. Through exploration and adventure Julie and Colin strive to motivate others to lead active and environmentally-sustainable lifestyles. They work with organizations dedicated to conveying these ideals to youth, which has enabled the team to reach out to students around the world.