Life should be full of adventure.

This is ours.

As brothers, we really got into Forrest Fenn's hidden treasure along with our families. When it was found (not by us) we were heartbroken and surprised at how quickly we missed the "thrill of the chase". It was then that we realized we could do something amazing for everyone who felt like us: people who want something more or something different from the day-to-day grind; people who are looking for opportunities to explore and solve puzzles.

And thus, Legend Has It was born during a world-wide pandemic via late night video chats between SoCal and the mountains of New Mexico. We are starting our hunts in North America with Europe soon to follow (we're looking at you, Corona virus), but we plan to expand all over. So let's tip our hats to Forrest Fenn and continue the "thrill of the chase".

Nate

Hi, Nate here. I am a proud father of 4 and am married to my dream-come-true. I grew up amid potato farms and loved it, yet somehow found myself in DC multiple times as I decided grad school was fun enough to do twice. I am a passionate mathematician/statistician and have worked on fascinating projects including machine learning (who hasn't done that nowadays?), cryptography, ethical hacking, quantum computing and cryptocurrencies. But while I love working on hard problems, I learned an important truth about myself: a desk job isn't my thing.

My wife joked that I should apply to be an overqualified bicycle tour guide in Italy, where we had lived for some time. It shouldn't have surprised her when I did. Not long earlier I had returned from a 3 week bicycle trip with a buddy where we followed the Rhine river from its head in Switzerland to its end at the North Sea in the Netherlands. We were too cheap for hotels and too adventurous for silly things like maps. Living "homeless" but with a destination proved to be an action-packed adventure full of memorable experiences: from nearly dying in Switzerland to sleeping in a brothel while lost and hypothermic.

I collect slide rules and my favorite game is Go; I wish I had opportunities to play it more (why does everyone want to play Chess with me?). When I grow up I want to live on a catamaran, to be a free-diver and an astronaut and to drive a jeep so my oldest son will think I'm cool.

andy

Growing up in a small farming community means you need to get creative. We didn’t have much for entertainment, so we often lived in our imaginations while exploring the desert and river bottoms. This left me with a deeply ingrained sense for adventure and love for the outdoors to this day. The wilderness has become my personal refuge. A place where I can be at peace and reset. In fact, it had a big role in helping me while living in a large city in the Netherlands and studying for my masters degree in aerospace engineering. I often found myself having anxiety/panic attacks and the only thing that helped was hopping on my bike and riding along the canals to the quiet farms. It wasn't until a few years later we discovered I'd been suffering from chronic mild/moderate depression likely since a young teenager. Today its under control, but my drive to explore the outdoors will never be. It's part of who I am.

My favorite adventure of all time started when I met my wife. We have three fantastic children together who we adore and take along with us on our family adventures. The current chapter in our lives has taken us to California where I’m putting my master’s degree to good use.

In conversation I can talk your ear off about wilderness survival or the latest in space flight. My wife thinks I'm an interesting combination of a hick and a nerd, but with how many nights I've spent looking up at the stars I think the two go hand-in-hand.

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Cross the bridge. History awaits. New adventures await. Get out and explore the world! What's on your travel bucket list?
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-Netherlands ✔️
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Bicycle touring with a 100€ budget at its best. We slept on a bench. Three amazing weeks biking from Switzerland to the North Sea. It was epic. What’s your epic trip?
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We got excited about crowdfunded treasure hunts across North America and Europe. We got even more excited because other people got excited. We also plan to launch in other locations. Thanks for following. It means a lot. Stay turned for our launch of our first hunt, give aways, news and other Legend Has It happenings. 👍🏻 We are always looking for ideas for hunts outside of North America and Europe. Is it open where you live? Are there travel restrictions? Drop info below! 
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Hi guys! Nate and Andy here! 👋🏼 We are excited and so close to launching our first hunt. Stay tuned for giveaways, news and other exciting things! Link in bio! 
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Guys, I am not going to lie. I love cliff jumping. I love diving into the Mediterranean Sea. I love jumping into the North Sea. I love cliff diving. I love free diving. In high school Andy and I went to Mallorca (an island off of Spain) and I spent my time cliff jumping into the sea and trying to dodge jellyfish. I was so hooked. And I totally want to share this passion with my kids. But we live in New Mexico... But there is a Blue Hole in the desert! It blows my mind. It’s clear, cold water that .... You can cliff jump into! If you look into the water it doesn’t look that deep... but it is 130 feet deep. It has a constant 62 °F (17 °C) temperature and constant inflow of 3,000 US gallons per minute. 🤯 We’ve gone a few times and every time has been worth it. 🤙🏻 Nate
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This was my apartment when I lived in Italy when I attended graduate school. We have such good memories. That red umbrella was one of the greatest acts of kindness anyone has ever showed me. My wife, our daughter (age 8 months) and I were walking home. We were quite far from our little apartment and we were caught up in a large downpour. We huddled under the window frame an old, large apartment building in Milano, waiting for the storm to pass. Suddenly the window above us flung open and an old man leaned out and said “Che bella bimba! Dai, ragazzi, prendete questo ombrello! Non ce la fate senza!” It was a simple act of kindness I will never forget. He was sure surprised when I showed back up to his window the next day with the umbrella for him. I will most likely never see this man again. I do not know his name but his simple act will always be with me.❤️ Nate
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Nate here. I’m super pro bicycle touring. I have dreams of taking my entire family on multi-week long bicycling trips. I wish I lived on a bike and just traveled, explored and hid coins to create crowdfunded treasure hunts. If you sold your house and live on your bike, drop a comment below. I have so many logistical questions! 
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Traveling isn’t always glamorous. We’ve slept on airport floors abroad when planes are late, delayed and cancelled. We think it’s worth it. Do you?
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Where’s your favorite place? What has been your favorite adventure? Did it go as planned or was it the uncertainty and the challenges that made it the greatest? We’d love to hear from you! 
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Half way through another week! 🥳 We took a quick hike to end the day. What are your weekend adventure plans? 
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Go outside! Explore! Adventure is waiting! 
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Crowdfunded treasure hunts coming soon to Europe and North America. We are crossing our ‘t’s and dotting our ‘i’s making sure we have a smooth launch from legal to e-commerce and website. We’re excited! 
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Hiking season is in full swing in places like Southern Arizona and Socal. It’s finally cool enough to actually enjoy hitting the trails. Best Southern trails? 
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Let’s talk New Year’s resolutions. Do you make them? Better question- do you keep them? 😂 If you do, share your secret. If you don’t, share your resolution this year below. Save this post and come back to it to remember it. We will cheer you on. 🎉👏🏻
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Anyone planning on hitting more trails, camping more or to travel finally? What does 2021 have in store for you? If you’re looking for an exciting way to explore and possibly find a crowdfunded treasure check out our website www.LegendHasIt.net (link in bio). If you want to make 2021 the best ever - follow us and join a hunt. Launching soon! 🚀🎉
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Bored? 🙋🏼‍♂️ Be honest. You’re sitting on social media. No judgment. There’s not much to do right now. We get it. 
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Here’s a puppy picture to brighten your day. 😍🤣 
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It’s true life can get boring and mundane. And 2020 plus the beginning of 2021 has been WILD and not in the “this will be a great story someday” way. Follow us. Let’s change that! 
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We decided to start Legend Has It to make an exciting way to travel, explore and adventure for anyone whether you are a survivalist enthusiast with sick skills or someone who has never peed outside. We don’t judge. Promise. 👍🏻 
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Doesn’t the lure of treasure get you excited? Crowdfunded treasure hunts coming soon to North America and Europe. 
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Link in bio. Get excited! 2021 is going to rock! 🎉 
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