an adventurer

Fed up with my life, 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 experience along the way. This is now my job!

Wondering 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. Follow my journey on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

If you want to know more about me, head to My Life 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 This Life page.

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My next adventure; Tiso Jordan Expedition

As I was reaching the end of my hike in Israel I could see the Jordanian mountains in the distance across the dead sea. They looked spectacular and I felt a real urge to be there. I haven't been able to get Jordan off my mind ever since was time to make...

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5 ways the Arctic changed me

The Norway Expedition was my hardest yet. I’ve never been challenged in such a brutal way as I was during those 9 days learning new skills and surviving in extreme temperatures. The Arctic was relentless. I had the challenge of learning how to ski pulling a pulk...

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The toughest thing I’ve ever done; Norway Arctic Expedition

I’m currently sat on a bus heading to the airport after 17 days on the Norway Arctic Expedition. Jo is sat next to me looking glassy-eyed with a huge grin on her face. Seanna sits behind me inspecting her frostbitten hands. Aimee and Trish are looking through photos...

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how do I do all this?

Wondering how I afford it? How I make a living? How do I decide what adventure to do next and how do I plan them? Head to the Advice page where i share all my adventuring top-tips.