Ben Fogle meets people who have given up the rat race for an alternative lifestyle.
Part 1: Arkansas
Master craftsman Robert bought 200 acres of land in the Ozark National Forest 20 years ago and now has a family of six. But injuries and old age may get in the way of his ‘living treasure’.
Part 2: New Zealand
After a certain fateful day changed their lives forever, Amber and Amy packed their family onto a converted school bus to tour the rugged coastlines and dramatic mountain ranges of New Zealand’s North Island. The family have covered 10,000km in a year.
Part 3: Thailand
French-Canadian Julien lives in a remote Buddhist monastery in the jungle-mountains of Thailand, far off any conventional map. Ben learns how and why this former teenage student from the West stripped away all complications of a modern life for a primitive Eastern and religious existence, and how this choice affected his family.
Part 4: Norway
Randi was the first Norwegian woman to climb Everest, and now she uses her life on a remote Arctic Circle island to inspire others – including Ben.