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10 Tips to Live More Adventurously, Even With a 9 to 5 Job

(2) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 5:31 PM

Almost everybody would like more adventure in their life -- to enjoy more sunsets, swim in beautiful rivers, cook on campfires and sleep under the stars.

Here is how you can do all this, even within your busy life of work, commuting and family.

I am a professional adventurer. I...

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An A to Z of World Travel

(4) Comments | Posted June 22, 2011 | 12:01 PM

A speedy tour of the world, through 26 snapshots. Travel round the world from A to Z and -- hopefully -- be inspired to plan some adventures of your own. There's only a couple of letters that are a little on the tenuous side!

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Travel the World Without Leaving Home

(2) Comments | Posted January 12, 2011 | 12:50 PM

Why do we travel?

  • We travel because we are curious, wanting to see, try and learn new things.
  • We travel to meet interesting people.
  • We travel for fun.
  • We travel for escapism, to get away from "normal" for a little while.

But sometimes we can't get away -- time is tight...

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For Russia With a Smile

(17) Comments | Posted December 2, 2010 | 4:33 PM

This week, Russia was chosen to host the 2018 Soccer World Cup. Small news in the USA, but massive for the rest of us across the world! As an Englishman it was disappointing that the tournament is not coming to England, as I had hoped.

But if it was...

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Running Across the Sahara Desert

(2) Comments | Posted November 19, 2010 | 10:33 AM

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"But I know solitude. Three years in the desert have taught me its taste. What is frightening is not the consuming of youth out there in that mineral landscape, but the perception that far...

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Try Traveling With a One-Way Ticket

(14) Comments | Posted November 15, 2010 | 1:07 PM


I don't know where I am. My feet hurt. My shirt is heavy with sweat. It's been a hard day. I have walked since dawn, about eight hours, down red dusty tracks beside the sliding green waters of the Kaveri River.

I am hiding from the...

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10 Thrilling Roads to Ride Round the World

(10) Comments | Posted October 25, 2010 | 4:27 PM

I have spent over five years of my life on cycle journeys across five continents.

Here is a list of some of the most spectacular, enjoyable segments I have ridden. But there is so much world out there so please do let me know in the comments...

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Adventure Will Change Your Life

(16) Comments | Posted October 20, 2010 | 3:59 PM

The world sounded scary until I stepped out into it. Sure, it sounded exciting. Exotic places like Pakistan or Guatemala or Syria: I knew they had fascinating cultures and people that I'd love to get to know. I'd seen beautiful photography of extraordinary places and read exotic stories of crazy,...

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