Collectively, the Modern Gypsies have worked, volunteered, lived in, and traveled to over 45 countries. Despite their countless escapades, however, they have never embarked on an adventure quite like what Expedition Impossible entailed.
Expedition Impossible tested the limits of the Modern Gypsies while they competed against 12 other teams racing across the unrelenting terrains of Morocco. Each week a new stage of the adventure was unveiled to the teams. At the end, the Gypsies claimed victory, $50,000 for each team member and a brand new Ford Explorer.
The Modern Gypsies aren’t just interested in the adrenaline rush that comes with adventure; they travel around the world to try and make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities they encounter.
Their mission is to awaken the compassionate adventurer in each person by raising awareness, generating funds and working to expose and address the challenges faced by impoverished communities.
The Gypsies have been inspired by each destination they have traveled to and are initiating a movement to inspire individuals to explore themselves and the world around them.
The Modern Gypsies completed their first Compassionate Adventure in Ecuador in 2012. They partnered with Free the Children, an organization dedicated to helping children through education, alternative income, healthcare and water and sanitation in 45 different countries. With a proven track record of success and award-winning programs, Free the Children aims to alleviate children from poverty and exploitation and free young people from the notion that they are powerless to affect positive change in the world.
With their Adopt a Village model, Free the Children works holistically to change the systems in which problems are rooted so that change is sustainable and authentic. This organization is inspiring young people everywhere to develop as socially conscious global citizens, become agents of change for other children around the world and awaken their inner compassionate adventurers.
Globally, Free The Children has:
In 2013, the Modern Gypsies embarked on their second Compassionate Adventure to Kenya. Backed by UGG Australia’s Creative Council, they traveled the country on motorbikes working alongside social enterprises EzyLife and Riders for Health as well as the Ogiek Peoples Development Program.
Stay up to date on The Gypsies’ latest adventures by following their BLOG. Here, they recap episodes of Expedition Impossible, share the hilarity of their adventures, pass on travel wisdom, and keep everyone up to date on their whereabouts.
Giving back is encoded into each Modern Gypsies’ DNA. Head over to the Gypsies’ Projects page to read more about our Compassionate Adventure.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Kahlil Gibran