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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Salomon Sunset Series: Box Hill

I was a seasoned runner once. I trained nearly every day at varying distances and speeds and recorded my splits and times and wasn’t happy if I didn’t achieve what I wanted. Entering the Salomon Sunset Series 10k race at Box Hill was a welcome antidote to the notions of failure I have had around my running…

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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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Guide to Golan Heights

My holiday to Israel feels like a distant memory, and I am very much behind on all the things I want to write about it. A busy work schedule, a couple of little adventures to Wales and Dartmoor, my 30th birthday, a second job to make some extra cash and a lot of time in…

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Sleeping in the Negev Desert: Mati and Roni’s Guesthouse

When I’m picking a travel destination, it’s the sights that draw me there, whether that is nature, history or famous landmarks. However, what I tend to remember, is the culture, the feeling and most importantly, the people I meet. When I picked Mitzpe Ramon in Israel’s Negev Desert as a destination, I was seeking out…

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Jerusalem Highlights

  Israel had always been a place of intrigue for me, and not always for good reasons. This tiny country is often in the news, and I wanted to understand the political issues but my curiosity also came from what I had heard about the nature and landscapes. However, Jerusalem specifically had never been on my…

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Hebron Dual Narrative Tour

Well the first day of my trip certainly threw me in at the deep end when it came to learning about the tensions between Israel and Palestine. I hadn’t arrived at my hostel until 2am the night before, after a surprisingly easy time going through passport control, after what I had heard. But despite only…

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‘Twas the night before Israel

My out of office is on, I’ve deleted the app for my work emails off of my phone, my bags are packed and holiday is imminent. In the morning, I’ll be jumping on a plane to Israel, to spend 2 weeks exploring the country, along with as much of Palestine as I can squeeze in.…

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Top 5 things to do in Porto

Every city has its own personality, its own rhythms, its own beating heart that keeps it distinctly unique. Often this je ne sais quoi is impossible to articulate. It’s just something you feel. A culmination of the locals, the visitors, the culture, the customs, the architecture, the traffic, the things there are to do, even…

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Looking back: An Arctic Adventure

It’s Friday night and I’m curled up in my toasty warm flat, listening to the wind and rain outside. Despite the imperfect weather, I’d rather be outside. It has been 2 weeks since my wonderful wild camping weekend in the Cotswolds, and as the memory slowly fades, I’m reflecting on some of the best times…

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