Tim's Open Road
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Byron Bay, Queensland Australia
Public Television: Season Five
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Growing up as a city kid outside Toronto, Canada, Tim Winton had always known an urban existence. As a recent college grad, he was on the straight road to what he then-defined as success: corporate financial success. But then Tim embarked on an outdoor experience that would forever alter his path: he went tree-planting in Canada's wilderness, for up to two-months at a time. It was in that setting, in the woods, that Tim's value set changed. Rather than separating work and play, he discovered a desire to live life in an integrated way. Tim went on to found the Permafrost Trust, a not-for-profit environmental education center. He believes everyone has a unique opportunity to live an extraordinary life.