Current expedition – Kicking the states
We are kick-scooting over 1,500 miles the full length of the USA. Our hope is to raise $10,000 to build a classroom in Tanzania so we can support children living in hardship through education. If you’d like to show your support you can donate HERE.
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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.
On day 3 of our scoot we found ourselves on a beautiful winding road called Chuckanut that meandered up and down through the forrest, occasionally offering views of the coast. I felt like I was on a proper American road trip. After a particular long hill we stopped at...read more
I knew I’d take away some valuable life lessons from Kicking the States but I didn’t expect them on day 1. Never plan to catch an early morning flight the day after a wedding. Or maybe the lesson is don’t get drunk if you have to get up the next day at 5am for a...read more
Kicking the States has become a huge project. My initial hope was that we might be able to work out a lot as we went - how much to scoot each section and when to arrive in places - but it just hasn't worked out that way. A big part of our expedition is raising money...read more