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Winter skills kit list; what to pack for a winter skills week

Before signing up for a winter skills week, I had never done anything remotely outdoorsy in cold weather. Not so much as a little walk in the snow. So this was completely new ground for me. It didn't take much research to find that 360 Expeditions offer one of the...

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The Glass Passport Project; an adventure of a different kind

In my 2017 summary; the highs & lows blog I said that I was not born to be fit. Because I really do feel like that sometimes. No matter how hard I train, I don’t seem to make much progress! It was nice to get so many comments from people who relate to this. I like to...

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2018 travel plans, adventures and goals

The end of the year crept up so quickly that I have spent most of this month working out what I actually want to do next year. It feels like quite a significant year (I’ll go into more detail why in a separate blog) so I really wanted to make sure I did it right and...

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2017 end of year summary; the highs and the lows

I read through my 2016 Summary and goals a few times and found it an odd experience. I was such a different person at a completely different place in life back then. That was written by ‘Bex’ the trainee teacher from London who recently completed this mad hike in...

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Top social media tips and how to get more followers (part 2)

In Part 1 of top social media tips and how to get more followers, I covered the basic principles of social media and the golden rules you should follow. Now I want to get into the nitty-gritty of the platforms I use and to cover the what, when and how. Most of my...

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Top social media tips and how to get more followers (part 1)

I want to start by changing your attitude regarding social media. Most people hate it and I get why. It can be a slow and painfully confusing conundrum getting your head around all the different platforms. But instead of getting frustrated, change your attitude and...

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Why me and my husband have decided to spend 3 months apart

There are lots of things about my current lifestyle that put a strain on my relationship, the biggest being that I am living what I call quite an 'intense' way of life. Just look at the last 3 months......September, off the back of the Paddle Pickup expedition, I was...

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How to find inspiration for your next adventure

It's that time again. I've got a niggling feeling inside that is screaming 'fill me with adventure'. I've forgotten the pain of the last expedition and coated it with Insta filters and I'm itching for the next one. But where to go? What to do? The options are endless...

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the Ordinary Adventurer


Fed up with my life, I left my job as a teacher to be what most people only dream adventurer! It paid off. I now live a nomadic existence travelling from one adventure to the next - going on and leading expeditions, carrying out conservation work and searching for cool new things to do along the way. This is now my job!

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.

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