Rep. Jeff Flake (R, AZ) spent a week on an uninhabited tropical island this summer doing survival-type activities: the Hill has the story and his journal. It's pretty interesting stuff; while his week was almost without incident, this sort of thing isn't exactly easy to do, and Rep. Flake wasn't bad at writing about it.
I think that this trip will gather a little more notice than Flake really expects, if only for the photo:
Certainly the writer of the Hill article approved: it's not every day that the phrase "tanned and sculpted torso" appears in that publication.
Crossposted to Moe Lane