an adventurer

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!

Wondering 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 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 inspire more people to go on adventures. To learn the value of experiences over things and to reconnect with our natural world. Follow my journey on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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.

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The Glass Passport Project; an adventure of a different kind

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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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how do I do all this?

Wondering how I afford it? How I make a living? How do I decide what adventure to do next and how do I plan them? Head to the Advice page where i share all my adventuring top-tips.