Ben Fogle meets people who have given up the rat race for an alternative lifestyle.
Part 1: Bulgaria
Ben travels to the vast forests of the Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria to join Miriam and her husband Peter, a couple who have chosen life as nomads, hiking through some of the world’s most striking wildernesses. They are educated, unemployed and homeless – and it’s just the way they like it.
Part 2: Canada
Ben visits the vast wilderness of North West Canada to meet Jeff and Rose and their five daughters, a family of adventurous off-gridders who rely on hunting big-game animals to survive.
Part 3: Ireland
Ben journeys to Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coastline to stay with Judith, a widow of 80 who rejected a modern way of life for one closer to nature.
Part 4: Brazil
The mighty Amazon river is where Ben’s own personal travel adventures began. More than 25 years later, he is back to meet Chris, a Scotsman who has chosen to make his home in one of the most remote areas of this jungle.