Voyages et Plein air
Face the Current

Face the Current Issue 17 - March 2018

Face the Current Magazine is an award-winning aspirational lifestyle publication covering international content in Travel, Culture & Arts, Music, Sports & Fitness, and Health. Our mostly evergreen content is read in more than 55 countries. Face the Current is purpose driven media that aims to create a ripple effect of positive change in the world by illuminating stories of extraordinary examples of people, brands, and experiences to provide 'fuel for an inspired life' and inspire people to be their potential and to live with purpose.

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in the beginning

Face the Current was created with the intention to inspire positive change in the world and enhance lives by encouraging one another to relentlessly discover, explore, question and learn from current and emerging information and perspectives. Driven by a deep-rooted love of learning, creative minds and a great appreciation for connection with other individuals who are passionate about what they do, Face the Current has quickly developed into a growing team and global community of incredible people who believe in living life to the fullest and discovering their true potential. “I find it inspiring to connect with others who are following their flow, pursuing and exploring their passions. Their energy is vibrant & contagious and there is often a lot of incredible things to learn from their life experience and the…

2 min.
transformation edition

People experience transformations every day; some are simple, and some take sustained work and effort, while the very reasons we may seek to embrace it are vast. This month we invite you to explore the various ways our minds, bodies, and lives can be transformed and the benefits that result. We begin this explorative journey with ‘professional adventurers’ who wander the world map as a lifestyle and career, hearing their stories on the transformation that travel and nature can affect in us, becoming citizens of the world and gaining new perspectives with every experience. Adventures run deep into the wilderness and into the hearts and minds touched by it, not only in our travel section this month but also in sports, from prAna stories of Patagonia to Cinematographer Ben Weiland’s recounting…

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the team

FACE THE CURRENT Sasha Frate Founder and Editor in Chief is a perspective seeker, adventurer, and explorer. She received her Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts and continues to study a variety of subjects within and outside of the academic setting. Frate brings her personal moonshot approach to life to FtC, aiming to provide an experience for our global community where we inspire one another to stay curious, never stop exploring, and to live on-purpose and to potential. David Aiello Director of Marketing is an author, musician and photographer based in Portland, Oregon. He has worked with Fortune 50 companies to build their global brands but now applies his natural curiosity to exploring and documenting the world around him. Tom Archer Guest Editor Eric is a writer, teacher and shamanic practitioner living in Central Oregon in a tipi near the…

5 min.
away lands: becoming citizens of the world

I’m writing this as I sit in our friend’s apartment in Brooklyn. We’re back here to visit for a quick minute before we head off to our next destination: Belize. I would be lying without saying that the NYC nostalgia has set in since we’ve been back. Our old apartment sits on the Brooklyn waterfront, where we’re often throwing our traditional Tiki parties, spending summer days at Smorgasbord, riding bikes into the city over the Williamsburg Bridge, BBQs, rooftops, buzzing city lights, the New York vibrant energy and efficiency. There’s nothing quite like it. In some way, this New York ‘life’ will always be home, as well as our small little hometown of Ventura, California where Amy and I both grew up. If anything, this year and a half has given…

2 min.
cuba goes with the slow but keeps the connection

“Speed can be fun, productive and powerful, and we would be poorer without it. What the world needs, and what the slow movement offers, is a middle path, a recipe for marrying la dolce vita with the dynamism of the information age. The secret is balance: instead of doing everything faster, do everything at the right speed. Sometimes fast. Sometimes slow. Sometimes in between.”–Carl Honore, In Praise of Slowness: Challenging The Cult of Speed Locked away from much of the western world, yet only 90 miles from the South Florida coast, time moves slowly in Cuba. Governed by socialism, and virtually hidden away from the outside world, there is little to no internet access and kids grow up with superheroes like Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. In our lives today we…

11 min.
ftc travel connection

FTC TRAVEL CONNECTION EMMETT SPARLING PLACE I CALL HOME: BOWEN ISLAND, CANADA INSTAGRAM: @EMMETT_SPARLING WWW.EMMETTSPARLING.COM What is a travel experience you have had that transformed your life? The first thing that comes to mind when I think of life-changing travel experiences, is my trek through the Peruvian Andes in August 2017. After trekking for 5 days through the Andes, we were determined to get to Rainbow Mountain for sunrise. On our final day, we left basecamp at midnight to reach Rainbow Mountain by 5:30am (sunrise). At around 16,500 feet at 3am, we were hit by a blizzard while crossing the ridge leading to our final destination (17,400ft). We huddled together in the dark until the storm began to clear and the sun began to rise. Epic pink clouds greeted us for no more than 5…