In 2003, Buettner began leading trips to these destinations while collaborating with a variety of experts, including anthropologists, historians, dietitians, and geneticists to, in a sense, reverse engineer longevity.His early trips focused on Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; and Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and Loma Linda, California.As a general rule we do not censor any content on the site.
He co-produced an Emmy Award-winning documentary and holds three Guinness records for endurance cycling.
He is the founder of the Blue Zones and Blue Zones, LLC.
Carrying laptop computers and newly a demilitarized satellite dish the expedition interacted with 40,000 classrooms that helped determine exploration route and findings.
Hamline University’s Center for Global Environmental Education created a framework for schools to use the expedition as a multi-disciplinary teaching themes. He sold the company to Classroom Connect in 1997 but continued to lead expeditions until 2002.
In 2006, under aegis of National Geographic, Buettner collaborated with Poulain and Costa Rican demographer Dr.
Luis Rosero-Bixby to identify a fourth longevity hotspot in the Nicoya Peninsula.
Buettner grew up in a family that spent lots of time in the outdoors, camping, hunting, gardening and bicycling. Soon thereafter he went to work for Washington Post columnist Remar Sutton and Paris Review Editor George Plimpton to organize the National Public Radio’s Celebrity Croquet Tournament. Buettner recalls, "George was heavily influenced by the notion that you can do what you love and make a living out of it.
His parents took their four boys to the Boundary Waters in Minnesota every summer on weeklong canoe trips. Thomas in 1984, Buettner took a year to explore Spain before taking a job with National Public Radio in Washington, D. recruiting celebrity participation in a fund-raising croquet tournament with journalist George Plimpton. If you’re good at universalizing your experiences in an artful way, you can pretty much do what you want to do." "Americastrek".
Both Africatrek and Maya Quest were adapted into educational computer games by MECC in the late 1990s. His team retraced Darwin’s route in the Galapagos and followed Marco Polo’s trail on the Silk Road, explored the collapse of the Anasazi Civilization and traced the origins of Western Civilization.