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What next? Plans for the rest of the year!

Kicking the States has been the biggest adventure of my life. It will take a while for it to sink in but for now I just have a warm satisfying feeling in my belly and a head full of fond memories....we did it! It's been a big chapter. Of course with the closure of a...

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#13 Kicking the States; Mexico

I’m going to try not use the word 'tired' too much in this blog although it’s been a common theme this last week. I woke up, well, tired. I knew I would as we'd had such a jam packed day before in Universal Studios Hollywood. But it was worth it for all the fun. We...

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#12 Kicking the States; a whirlwind

I was really sore after a second night of camping...scooting and camping is not a good combo for my back. I had a lame attempt at stretching while checking out the 2 interesting neighbours we had camping nearby. One guy on a bike with a huge flag saying ‘Cycle America...

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#11 Kicking the States; needing to call the police

Make sure you are following our journey on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for live updates from the road! I felt good heading out from Los Osos. I’d had an enjoyable rest the night before and kept thinking that the worst of it all had past....ah, blissful ignorance!...

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#10 Kicking the States; hitting rock bottom

Make sure you are following our journey on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It felt really weird starting again and switching from talk mode to scooting and I was feeling far from enthusiastic. We had some huge hills to get over today to take us from San Jose to the...

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#9 Kicking the States; now that’s what I call an upgrade

My first thought when the alarm went off at 7am was disbelief that today we’d be crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. I’d been so focused on taking it one day at a time that I hadn’t noticed how far we’d come. But here we were...well over half way and about to cross one...

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#8 Kicking the States; turning 30

After a week of feeling tired and fed up with scooting I woke up feeling determined to find new energy and enthusiasm for the last stretch to San Fransisco. It was a long day ahead with 60km to scoot. Anything more than 50 feels like a looooong day. We set shorter...

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#7 Kicking the States; it all just stopped being fun

We had a really lovely stay with Stephanie. She'd heard about our scoot because she’s in the Love Her Wild group and had offered to host us for a rest day which was hugely appreciated. She lived in a town called Eureka (yep!) which has a huge mansion, an old fashioned...

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the Ordinary Adventurer


Feeling like I wasn't making the most of life, I left my job as a teacher to be what most people only dream adventurer! I have managed to shape a career out of my passion for exploring and sharing. I now live a nomadic existence - going on adventures, leading expeditions and carrying out conservation work.

Most people assume I must be really tough, wealthy and fit, but it's not the case. I'm quite ordinary and want to show that through my blog. A place where I provide very honest accounts and advice on everything I do.

Adverting has made me happier and stronger. Taught me to live a minimalist life where I value experiences over 'things' and has made me fall in love with nature. The life of an adventurer is a great one! 🙂

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