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.
The expedition post-blues really hit me when I got back from my Norway Arctic trip. The end of the trip snuck up on me and I was suddenly back home feeling a little shell-shocked and in awe of the whole experience. I learnt a lot from the expedition and one of the...read more
My 2017 summary gives you some sense as to just how much I've been on the move since starting this blog. Over the last 12 months, I've travelled in the Uk, Honduras, Guatemala, Swaziland, South Africa, Croatia, Israel, Tanzania, Norway, France, Belgium and Portugal!...read more
My biggest fear with my Arctic expedition was the kit list and clothing. I wanted to make sure I got it right to give me the best chance of staying warm. It's worth getting your head around gear early on so you have plenty of time to get yourself organised... Arctic...read more