17 Things I Learned in 2017

I didn’t manage to get a 2017 round up post in by the end of last year, but I enjoyed reading other people’s posts and decided I couldn’t let a whole year go by without sharing some thoughts. It was a good year for adventure, and I found myself doing new things, meeting new people…

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Goals for 2018

Every day is a chance for a fresh start, but there’s something about a new year that gets me all excited about new goals, ambitions and lifestyle changes. I don’t like the word ‘resolution’ as it conjures thoughts of fad diets and failure, but every year I take stock of what I hope to achieve…

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Alternative Gifts for Adventurers

Maybe you’re looking for the perfect thing to buy your adventurous loved one this Christmas, or maybe you’re an adventurer yourself wondering what to put on your list. While the great outdoors can be enjoyed with very little gear, a lot of us who like to spend time out in nature have accumulated an awful…

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5 Reasons to base your Loch Ness visit in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness is one of Scotland’s most famous bodies of water, owing to the one we all like to call Nessie. There are plenty of towns and villages around its 56.4 square kilometres, but I heard about Fort Augustus on a recommendation. I didn’t know what to expect, but it surpassed anything I had imagined.…

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Climbing Slieve Donard

I have always loved the Northern Irish accent, but beyond history, politics and ‘The Troubles’, I didn’t know much about Northern Ireland. But when I won a 2 night stay there through The Yes Tribe (who I have talked about before in this post), it was the perfect opportunity to see what Ulster had to…

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Wild Camping Tips for Newbies

There are some great resources out there from seasoned wild campers that will help you get out of the concrete box you live in, and spend a night under the stars. From Al Humphries to Phoebe Smith to Anna McNuff, there is a growing movement encouraging anyone who will listen to escape the mundane and…

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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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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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