Feb up with my 9-5 routine, I quit my job as a teacher to be what most people only dream of…an adventurer! It paid off. I now live a nomadic existence travelling from one adventure to the next – going on expeditions, carrying out conservation work and searching for cool new things to do along the way. This is now my job!

If you are wondering how I financed this (it’s the first question most people ask!)? Read how I afford to travel the world and how I make a living as an adventurer.

When I look at the adventure scene I see privilege, rugged men with big beards and medal winners…  this is not me! I couldn’t feel any less like an adventurer if I tried.

I was born in Basingstoke, a town famed for roundabouts, to a very un-outdoorsy family. I went to school in ‘the rough end of town’ and struggled to succeed in anything. Too clumsy for sport, too dyslexic for grades and too different for popularity. Yet here I am an ‘Ordinary’ adventurer privileged to do extraordinary things all the time.

I want to inspire more people to go on adventures. To learn the value of experiences over things and to reconnect with our natural world. I’m proof that wealth, fitness and experience aren’t what you need to achieve this….determination and kindness did me just fine!

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Want to know more about me and how I got here? Go to About Me.


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