Croatia is Borderland. The goal of this film was to kayak its length, through the 1,246 islands lying like marbles atop what astronauts claim is the bluest sea on the planet, the Adriatic. Used as both transportation and as floating ambassadors, sea kayaks allow Jon and his team - comprised of some of the world's best photographers, filmmakers, scientists and navigators - to reach corners of the world rarely seen. Borderland follows Jon and his team as they explore Croatia's Dalmation Coast on a sea kayaking expedition.
About the Director
Over the past 20 years I have written about adventure, the environment and exotic corners of the world for a variety of national and international publications, ranging from the National Geographic to the New York Times, the Atlantic Monthly to Outside. For the past few years most of my writing and adventuring has been done on behalf of the National Geographic Society. So far my travels have taken me to seven continents and have included two-person sledding across Antarctica, sailing a 60-foot sailboat across the Atlantic, and first descents of rivers from Chile to China. Those adventures and others have resulted in eight books, including three with renowned polar explorer Will Steger. Many of the expeditions have been made into documentary films as well, an exciting way for me to share the stories of these great, fun adventures with ever-larger audiences. Whether as editor, writer, documentary producer or lecturer, my worldwide travels - influenced by an education steeped in government, politics and the environment - have a common goal: To inform myself, and my various audiences, as best I can, about how the world works today. An avid interest in history and indigenous cultures means that today my expeditions are less about adventure-for-adventure's-sake (which I think is still a fantastic goal!) and more about what the map of the world looks like early in the 21st century. When not on the road, I live in Stone Ridge, New York.