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40th Anniversary News Worth Celebrating

The Foundation celebrated 40 years of Jupiter's Travels last month at the Horizons Unlimited travellers' meeting in California. The event was an overwhelming success, leading to the announcement today of two new Jupiter's Travellers and two new members of the Committee of Advisors. Read more

40 Years of Jupiter's Travels

40 years ago today, October 6th, Ted Simon set off from the rain-soaked streets of London on a journey around the world that would become legendary as Jupiter's Travels. Read more

Marking The Foundation's 1st Anniversary

Tomorrow, 6th October 2012, marks the first anniversary of the official launch of The Ted Simon Foundation at Coventry Transport Museum in the UK. It's also the 39th anniversary of Ted's departure from London in 1973 on the journey that would become immortalized as Jupiter's Travels. To coincide with the first anniversary we're delighted to announce that the Foundation is extending its support to a further 32 Jupiter's Travellers. Read more
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Rolling Through The Isles This Summer

In what has become something of a summer tradition in recent years, Ted Simon is returning to the UK later this week to promote his new book, Rolling Through The Isles, and to highlight the work of the Foundation. Read more
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Discover A Story. Tell The World.

Applications are now being invited for the 2012 Jupiter Discovery Ride from LA to Flagstaff between 10th and 24th May. Read more
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Launch Event A Great Success

Marking the 38th anniversary of the beginning of Jupiter's Travels on 6th October 1973, the official launch of The Ted Simon Foundation took place last Thursday evening at Coventry Transport Museum. The special event was attended by over 130 guests, some of whom had travelled from Ireland, France, the USA and even as far afield as Chile. Read more
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Two Weeks To Launch: Nine Days Left To Buy Tickets

Ticket sales will close at midnight (BST) on Saturday 1st October, so there are now only nine days left to secure your place at the Foundation's launch event on 6th October at Coventry Transport Museum. Read more
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Launch Event Auction of Unique Adventure Travel Memorabilia

Bidding is expected to be fierce for the headline lot in the Foundation's launch event auction of unique adventure travel memorabilia on 6th October. The irrepressible Austin Vince will be our auctioneer, and all the funds raised by the auction will support the future work of the Foundation and our Jupiter's Travellers. Read more
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Jupiter's Travels - The Film

Not long before his 70th birthday in 2001, Ted Simon began a second round-the-world motorcycle journey with the aim of discovering how the world he experienced during Jupiter's Travels had changed since the '70s. The journey was chronicled in Ted's book, Dreaming of Jupiter, and the first part of the trip through Africa was filmed by Manfred Waffender. For the first time, we're very pleased to have a short trailer available online. Read more
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Word Spreads at Horizons Unlimited

The Autumn UK Horizons Unlimited travellers' meeting was held in Somerset this weekend and co-founder Iain Harper gave a short presentation about the Foundation's aims and ethos. He was pleased to have the opportunity to answer questions about how the Committee of Advisors will support Jupiter's Travellers, how the application process works, and what guests can look forward to at the launch event in Coventry Transport Museum on 6th October. Read more
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