Torbjorn 'Thor' Pedersen: [Part 1] He went to every country in the world without flying. His message: humanity is alive and well, despite the headlines

Part 1 of our interview with Torbjørn ‘Thor’ C. Pedersen, the first person to visit every country in the world without flying. But that’s not his only distinction. He also visited nearly every National Red Cross and Red Crescent Society in the world and wrote stories for his travel blog about their response to a staggering variety of humanitarian challenges. His key takeaway: despite some very real dangers faced along the way — and the headlines we all read every day — the vast majority of humans on earth are kind, welcoming and want to help others. And he wants the world to know it. [Part 1 of a two-part interview]. 

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