Three plant hunters venture off in search of rare and unusual species
Home base: Indianola, Washington
Travels to: Asia, including Sikkim in northeastern India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and South America.
Memorable misadventure: "In 2002, we were robbed by Maoist rebels and held for ransom twice on a Nepalese expedition, and the hotel next to us in Kathmandu was bombed on the same trip. Rebels and terrorists are the worst danger there."