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A professional adventurer realizes his vision of a community homestead in Northern Maine



DANIEL WHITE
Homesteader & Professional Adventurer in Ludlow, Maine


I’m excited to invite you to my conversation with Daniel White - a modern day trailblazer and professional outdoorsman. Daniel grew up in the city, but deep down always had a desire to live closer to the natural world.


Bored in high school, Daniel opted to drop out and get his GED at age 16. In his mid 20s he took a job as an electrician and spent over half a decade working 60 plus hour work weeks. At 31, after a few years on the job, Daniel boarded his first airplane and got the travel bug. He began spending all of his vacation days and weekends getting out and seeing the world.


Kaya and Daniel sitting next to the footing of his future home

Eventually he decided to quit his job, cash out his 401k and savings, and hike the Appalachian trail. Daniel's first time sleeping in a tent was on the trail. Daniel began documenting his experience online for his friends and family, and started to amass a community of supporters who encouraged and helped him stay the course and hike all the way from Georgia to Maine. After that transformative 190 day journey, Daniel continued his adventures, biking the 2,000 mile underground railroad trail, hiking Scotland and Spain from coast-to-coast, and most recently, the island nation Dominica.


Originally, Daniel didn’t think he would walk the whole trail. He thought he would just keep going until money ran out. However, he decided to document his experience online, and in very little time, he amassed a number of supporters that were able to keep him and his adventures going until he finished the entire trail. After that transformative 190 day journey, Daniel continued his adventures, biking the 2,000 mile underground railroad trail, hiking Scotland and Spain from coast to coast, and most recently the island nation Dominica.