Jason Schoonover is often asked, ‘How come you get to live such an interesting life while the rest of us got stuck with jobs, spouse, kids and mortgage? How did you do it?’ A Fellow Emeritus, Stefansson Medalist, Citation of Merit awardee and on the Honor Roll of the prestigious Explorers Club, Jason lives a very interesting life. He has led over 40 expeditions in as many years, including 10 archaeological canoe adventures with Capt. Norm Baker, Thor Heyerdahl’s First Mate on the Ra and Tigris reed boat voyages, as his own First Mate; 18-person dinosaur bone hunting expeditions with noted paleontologist Phil Currie as his Field Leader, one of which resulted in a major find; fixed a Sri Lankan Devil Dance shoot for Survivorman Les Stroud; explored South and Southeast Asian jungles and the Himalayas seeking anthropological collections for museums worldwide; and excavated Paleolithic caves along Thailand’s River Kwai with Sir Rod Beattie which resulted in the building of a museum. He’s also been charged by a bull elephant, dived on shipwrecks, produced major stage shows, and been around the world several times. His real life of adventure crossed over into fiction in the Bantam international bestselling adventure-thriller Thai Gold, and his non-fiction Adventurous Dreams, Adventurous Lives was an award winner. In this inspirational book, he shows you—often with humor—how you can avoid digging a rut or, if you’re already in one, how to climb out of it and live one too.