Ben journeys to southeast Asia to live with 31-year-old former city financier Jon Watkinson in his handmade bamboo hut on a hidden jungle island on the Mekong River in Laos.
Ben meets a 61-year-old widow from Europe who has lived alone in an isolated camp in the Australian bush for eight years. Ben's tough, honest and brave host relentlessly fights to keep her husband's legacy alive - that is, to protect and nurture the native flora and fauna.
Ben ventures deep into the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee to live with the youngest `wild' man he has visited to date.
Ben visits 47-year-old `sea gypsy' Rick, who meanders around French Polynesia on a tiny sailing boat.