Author and father Charles R. Scott of NYC writes a letter on boredom, wilderness, and love to his two young children with whom he has taken on a 46-day cycling adventure around Iceland.
Charles R. Scott
Charles R. Scott is a family adventurer and the author of "Rising Son: A Father and Son's Bike Adventure across Japan" about cycling the length of Japan with his 8-year-old son. He often writes about the wild endurance challenges he takes his kids on, including the charities they benefit, at familyadventureguy.blogspot.com. When not roaming the world seeking new experiences, Charles lives with his family in Manhattan. Follow him on Twitter: @FamilyAdvGuy.
Scott worked at Intel Corporation for 14 years including five years in Intel’s venture investing group, where he developed the corporation’s clean technology software investment strategy. In 2011, he left Intel to focus his energy full-time on writing, speaking, and completing endurance challenges with his family linked to environmental causes. In the summer of 2009, he and his then 8-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 U.N.’s efforts to combat climate change.
Scott’s book about the Japan ride, “Rising Son: A Father and Son’s Bike Adventure Across Japan,” offers a nudge to anyone who feels the urge to shake things up and reminds us all of the most precious gift a parent can give a child: time.