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Alex Rust, the kid that circumnavigated the globe in pursuit of a meaningful life

Chasing Bubbles” is a documentary about the journey and spirit of Alex Rust, a farm boy turned day trader from Indiana who, at 25, abandoned his life in Chicago, bought a modest sailboat (called Bubbles) and set out to sail around the world. Alex passed away unexpectedly May 28, 2013, while traveling in India.

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About Chasing Bubbles documentary

A documentary about the journey and spirit of Alex Rust, a farm boy turned day trader from Indiana who, at 25, abandoned his yuppie life in Chicago, bought a modest sailboat, and set out to sail around the world, learning as he journeyed. 

In 2008, a farm boy from Indiana named Alex Rust was working at The Chicago Board of Trade. He found success, but not happiness. At the age of 25 Alex quit his job and drove to Florida in search of something better. He traded his old minivan for a small sailboat he found on Craigslist. Alex taught himself how to sail with the help of a ‘Sailing For Dummies’ book. On New Years Eve 2008 Alex set sail from Florida with 2 friends, and headed towards the Bahamas, never looking back. What followed was a 4 year adventure that took Alex to the farthest corners of the globe. Alex’s relentlessness and appetite for risky behavior made for a grand adventure every American boy once dreams of – but at what cost? ‘Chasing Bubbles’ is the story of one man’s search for fulfillment by pushing everything in his world to the absolute limit.

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