Earlier this week, we brought you episode one of Honda’s True Adventure series, documenting Honda’s desire to tame the wild race that is the Paris-Dakar Rally. In this, episode two, the spotlight turns to ordinary people with an extraordinary urge to explore the world, be it through paved roads or otherwise. Here, we meet but a few of them. Some are traveling on old C90s, others on new CRF250Ls. All are venturing down the road less traveled, and all are experiencing life-changing events because of it.

The buildup, of course, is in anticipation of Honda’s new Adventure bike the company teased with the True Adventure prototype at EICMA this year. A true world traveler has been missing in Honda’s lineup for some time (at least in the U.S.), and its arrival would raise the stakes in the Adventure-Touring game, currently occupied by a list of manufacturers around the world.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. For now, simply enjoy and become inspired, by episode two of True Adventure.