Overcoming Imposter Syndrome as an Adventurer

Adventurers are bloody cool. Whether I’m looking at someone who has just done their first solo wild camp or someone who has crossed Antarctica, I always take away some inspiration from the people around me. I recently wrote this post about becoming a true adventurer and the things I want to achieve to make me…

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Failing Well

Failure sucks. When you have your sights set on a goal, you pursue it and miss the mark, it’s bound to be disheartening. You’ve dreamed of success, you’ve envisaged how your life will be when you’ve achieved it, you’ve visualised how great you’ll feel and all the people you will help along the way, and…

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Finding Your Tribe

Recently I have been feeling so motivated about my upcoming challenges, with a yearning to push my adventure limits further and further. I owe a huge amount of this drive to the people I surround myself with, both online and in real life. I took some time away from social media to focus on my…

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Becoming an Adventurer

I follow many adventurers, big an small, through books, YouTube, blogs, talks and magazines. A lot of these people would call themselves full-time adventurers, or professional adventurers, living the ultimate dream making money by travelling the world and taking on life changing challenges. These people inspire me constantly. Not because I want to do what…

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Adventure Update

I’m finding things quite hard at the moment, and am desperately trying to focus on the positives. There are a lot of positives, and in the bigger picture, I have a lot to be excited about. But in the day to day, it can be hard to keep mentally healthy when external factors can trigger…

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Preparing for your trip

This time next week, I’ll be packing my bags for my trip to Porto! I have never been to Portugal before, and I have heard such positive things about this city, so it’s time to find out what all the fuss is about. Usually, I’m more of a mountain fiend than a city slicker when…

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Mental health and adventure

Last week, I was in a bit of a dark and difficult place. My mental health has been a struggle for many years, and while it is usually well managed with medication, a change in dosage combined with external triggers caused a bit of a nasty blip in what had been quite a stable period.…

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How to satisfy your wanderlust when you’re not travelling

Travel is one of life’s greatest pleasures, but sadly, for most of us, there is a limit to how much we can explore this wonderful planet. Time, money, work and responsibilities mean that sometimes it’s a while until your next getaway. But what if travel is all you think about? How can you satisfy that…

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Goals for 2017

After a really tough year back in 2012, I started making goals at the beginning of each January for the year ahead. Each month, I meet up with a friend, and we look at our goals and see what we’ve achieved, what is ongoing, and what is still left to work on.   I have…

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Highlights of 2016

From a political stance, I think 2016 may go down as one of the most traumatic years in recent history. Every day at work I hear about Syria, South Sudan, Yemen, Northern Nigeria and their deteriorating situations, then I get home and go on social media and hear about Brexit and Trump. It’s been a…

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