Fed up with my life, I left my job as a teacher to be what most people only dream of…an adventurer! 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 experience along the way.
I’ve managed to make this my full time job through my blog and also setting up a women’s adventure community called Love Her Wild.Wondering exactly 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 rugged men with big beards, wealth 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 struggled in school – 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. Adventuring has taught me to value experiences over possessions and to care more for the environment and its inhabitants. It’s made me a happier and better individual!
If you want to know more about me, head to About Me or see what travels and adventures I have planned for 2018. If you are wondering how I do all this (adventuring, blogging, full-time travel) check out the Advice page. You can follow my journey on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Like with any expedition, I returned home from Jordan to a shower of questions, the most common one being 'how was it?'. It's an impossible question to answer! Expeditions are always so full and so varied. There are good parts, bad parts. Things that go well and...read more
Catch up on my previous daily instalments from my Jordan Hike: Travel day, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4/5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10 and Day 11. So feeling rock bottom, I headed off in a taxi to Aqaba to the Movenpick Resort & Tala Bay Spa who had kindly...read more
Catch up on my previous daily instalments: Travel day, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4/5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9 and Day 10. About an hour in to sleeping I really needed to pee. We were perched up high which meant I had to scramble down to find a pee spot, so...read more