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!
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.
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.
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...read more
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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...read more