Adventurer Akshay Nanavati of Basking Ridge (07920)

NEIGHBORHOOD STROLL: Akshay Nanavati trains for a month-long, 342-mile ski trip by dragging tires—to simulate the sled of supplies he’ll lug—through the streets of Basking Ridge. He hopes to raise $10 for every mile he skis for Doctors Without Borders. To donate, visit existing2living.com

NEIGHBORHOOD STROLL: Akshay Nanavati trains for a month-long, 342-mile ski trip by dragging tires—to simulate the sled of supplies he’ll lug—through the streets of Basking Ridge. He hopes to raise $10 for every mile he skis for Doctors Without Borders. To donate, visit existing2living.com

Why live in Basking Ridge?
My wife and I originally settled in Basking Ridge because she has family in the area. I love the small-town feeling with ample amounts of open space for me to run, bike and connect with nature. And my wife feels that the area is safe, family-friendly and modern with old-world charm.

What are some of your favorite local spots?
Lord Stirling Park is a great place to run and cross-country ski. I’ve spent hours exploring every inch of the trails. Some of my best days are biking around the Great Swamp and running through its wet, muddy trails.

Tell us about your work.
I operate Amara Adventures, an adventure-tourism company, currently offering trips to India and Tanzania. I also work as a life and executive coach using my experiences and training with accomplishment coaching to help people live the life of their dreams. Both jobs give me the freedom to travel the world. In my spare time, I climb mountains and explore some of the most hostile environments on the planet. In April, I will ski 342 miles across the second largest ice cap in the world in Greenland.


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