A new adventure

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to explore and see as many places on Earth as possible, connect with as many people from all walks of life as possible, learn about why our world is the way it is, and discover ways we can all work together to serve others and … Continue reading A new adventure


Walking 19 miles for #WorldKindnessDay

Hey everyone, It's been awhile. How are you? After walking about a thousands miles this past summer of the Oregon and western USA coast, I moved down to Los Angeles where I've been working on some big ideas that I believe will have a powerful impact in the lives of others. I have more pilgrimages … Continue reading Walking 19 miles for #WorldKindnessDay

Let’s start a nonprofit together

BENNETT RAINES ANNOUNCES THE CREATION OF A NEW GLOBAL NEWS AND PHILANTHROPIC NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION: HUMANITARIAN EXPLORER Humanitarian Explorer aims to improve the quality of life for those in greatest need of life’s necessities OCTOBER 8, 2016, LOS ANGELES: Bennett Raines is pleased to announce his new organization, Humanitarian Explorer, has initiated Stage 1 of fundraising. … Continue reading Let’s start a nonprofit together

Walking cities across America to #EndPoverty

In 2 days I'll arrive in Denver where I am planning all-day walks of the city in the first 10 days of September to raise awareness and funds for nonprofits and ministries that serve the homeless who live in the "Mile High City." I've started reaching out to groups who serve the homeless in Denver to … Continue reading Walking cities across America to #EndPoverty

Day 53: There are fires happening in California to navigate

It's now day 53 of being on the road, and I have been overwhelmed with the messages from people encouraging me to continue on through every difficulty and hardship that presents itself. Thank you! I don't know where I would be without your support. YOU keep me going. I am now in Brookings, Oregon, awaiting … Continue reading Day 53: There are fires happening in California to navigate

Update from Bandon, Oregon!

Greetings from Bandon, Oregon! It has now been 42 days since I began walking south beside the Pacific Ocean and I have covered a distance of 254 miles! A few of the towns I have walked through are Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Newport, Waldport, Yachats, Florence, Coos Bay and I am now … Continue reading Update from Bandon, Oregon!

The Power of Walking

When we walk we are undertaking an action which forces us to slow down. Walking, in a sense, is the same as playing music. One does not play music for the purpose of reaching a destination or an ending, but we play music to enjoy each pulsation of sound creating a melody. In the same … Continue reading The Power of Walking

VIDEO SLIDESHOW: What you see walking Yachats to Florence, Oregon Coast

Walking from Yachats to Florence can be difficult, with high elevation gains and not a single store of any kind within 30 miles to get any food or necessities. However, the rewards of the views along the way perpetually filled me with energy, as well as the people I met along these 2 days of … Continue reading VIDEO SLIDESHOW: What you see walking Yachats to Florence, Oregon Coast

Day 37: Cape Perpetua to Florence

I woke up at my campsite this morning at around 6am and felt energized and ready to start the day. I quickly packed up my tent and sleeping bag, ate an odwallar bar for breakfast as I knew it would be about noon before I would get near any place to get some food. As … Continue reading Day 37: Cape Perpetua to Florence