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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an adventurer

Fed up with my life, I left my job as a teacher to be what most people only dream of…an adventurer! 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.

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 FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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#1 Kicking the States; Canada!

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...

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Getting ready for Kicking the States and kit list

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...

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Calling all women!

In 2016 I set up love her wild, a community for ‘ordinary’ women like me who want to find more adventure in their lives – no matter what shape or form that takes. love her wild now has over 4,500 members!! Find out more: