Leaders of the Pack

  • Horsing Around in Washington, D.C.

    As a kid, Benjamin Aillaud dreamt of becoming a "dream orchestrator." Today, he works as the equestrian director of Cavalia, so you could say his wish came true. The horse trainer and world runner-up in four-horse carriage driving spends his days amazing crowds by making Lusitanos, Criollos and Percherons dance. We caught up with him before he took off for Washington, D.C.

  • In the Bag: Wild Man in London

    We caught up with Tyler Gray, co-founder of Mikuni Wild Harvest, between filming a pilot on foraging for National Geographic and flying to England.

  • In the Bag: Zooming in on Germany

    Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Edward Burtynsky – one of Canada’s most respected photographers – travels the world capturing the link between nature and global industrial landscapes with his camera. The Toronto-based photographer’s latest project, the film Watermark, which he co-directed with Jennifer Baichwal, runs through the end of October. We caught up with him on his way to Frankfurt.

  • In the Bag: Extreme Training Trip

    When he’s not racing in far-flung places for the documentary series Boundless, Simon Donato’s likely developing a new oatmeal flavour for his company, Stoked Oats, or taking part in extreme studies (racing 900-plus kilometres in under four days) with the Adventure Science outfit he founded. We caught up with him before he took off to train with world champion paddleboarder Slater Trout in Hawaii.

  • In the Bag: The Amazing Race Canada

    As supervising producer for The Amazing Race Canada, Mark Lysakowski scouts locations, from Vancouver Island’s rainforest to Newfoundland’s fjords and the tundra of the Great White North. We caught up with him before he took off to a secret destination.

  • In the Bag: Racing off to Denver

    We caught up with 16-year-old race car driver and Calgarian Cameron Hayley before he flew off for a race in Denver, Colorado.

  • In the Bag: Sydney Just for Laughs

    We caught up with talent scout and producer Zoe Rabnett before she took off for Sydney.

  • In the Bag: Hitting the Paris Runway

    We caught up with Jeanne Beker before she took off for Paris.

  • In the Bag: Sales Trip to Tokyo

    Brandon Svarc, founder of Naked & Famous Denim, travels 110 days a year selling his cult denim. We caught up with him before he left for Tokyo.