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.
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more