Charles R. Scott left the corporate world to become a family adventurer. He worked at Intel Corporation for 14 years before deciding to focus his energy full-time on writing, speaking and doing endurance challenges with his family linked to environmental causes. In the summer of 2009, he and his eight-year old son cycled the length of mainland Japan, 2,500 miles in 67 days. The United Nations named them “Climate Heroes”, as they raised money for a tree planting campaign and promoted the UN’s efforts to combat climate change. In the summer of 2011, Scott cycled 1,500 miles around Iceland with his ten-year-old son and four-year-old daughter. The family cycled across Western Europe for 42 days the following summer. Scott's book about the Japan ride, Rising Son, offers an inspiration to anyone who feels the urge to shake things up and reminds the reader of the most precious gift a parent can give a child: time. His writings have been published by CNBC, Huffington Post, MSN, the United Nations and others.
Rising Son: A Father and Son's Bike Adventure across Japanby Charles R. Scott
Charles believes that a child can accomplish much more than most adults think and maps out a 67-day route that stretches from the
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Rising Son is a travel adventure that celebrates the bond between a father and son. Charles Scott puts his corporate job on the line to ride connected bicycles 2,500 miles across Japan with his eight-year-old son, Sho.
Charles believes that a child can accomplish much more than most adults think and maps out a 67-day route that stretches from the northernmost cape to the southern tip of the mainland, passing through many of Japan's most famous cultural sites and over an entire mountain chain. Sho hopes to find the greatest game room in the country and maybe try some fishing along the way. On the trip, which is often harrowing, they raise money for a global tree planting campaign, are named "Climate Heroes" by the United Nations, and explore the limits of quality father-son time.
Rising Son offers an inspiration to anyone who feels the urge to shake things up and reminds the reader of the most precious gift a parent can give a child: time.
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