Where the man who’s been to every country in the world is going after coronavirus

‘I’m not a country collector but an adventure collector,’ Dr Jack Wheeler tells Sadie Whitelocks

Friday 24 April 2020 14:48
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Wheeler on the South Atlantic island of Tristan da Cunha
Wheeler on the South Atlantic island of Tristan da Cunha

I’ve come to terms with this period of not travelling,” muses Dr Jack Wheeler, an avid explorer who has been to every country in the world.

“This has been a time to just enjoy being apart from the world with my wife Rebel, who’s been my best friend for 36 years.”

The 76-year-old adventurer, who self-professes to being very bad at sitting still, is currently hunkered down in his home in Portugal amid the coronavirus pandemic – it’s the antithesis of his usual globetrotting lifestyle.

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