How do these adventure types do it? I always wonder at sportsmen that sail around the world, jump out of airplanes or do a motorcycle trip through Africa or Europe "every 5 minutes" How do they do it?! How do you pay the bills and seemingly get to be on a never ending extreme/adventure holiday? I realise the likes of Charlie and Ewan already have funds, but surely not everyone that does or has an adventure/extreme sport lifestyle, has unlimited funds from an acting career or trust fund? Do these people just hold their hand out with over confidence and approach sponsors, if so what about an established track record, or lack thereof, when you are doing it the first few times? E.g. the 17 year old that circumnavigated the world recently - did he and others like him just knock on boatbuilders doors and say: "give me a yacht I'm going to sail around the world" And its not just extreme sportsmen that I'm talking about. There's loads of ordinary people that just sail, ride, pedal, etc. around the world for years on end. How do they do it financially?