“Showing the world to the world, one adventure at a time”
If I achieve one thing from this website, then I want you to be inspired to do more. If you add something to your Bucket List, go and explore our beautiful planet, or escape reality for 5 minutes while you read my stories or watch a video, then I’m happy.
Above all my main aim is to show you what you’re missing, help you escape your routine, show you that you can do it and you’ll love it. Ok, travel isn’t for everyone, but some people want it but will always have an excuse. I’ve had them all too, job, car, mortgage, debts. If you have one more adventure because of me and my website then great, if you quit your job, go on sabbatical, travel the world, chose adventure over routine, then I’ve won! (I’d love to hear from you if you’ve been inspired in any way)
“Adventure over routine”
I was born and raised in Hampshire, on the South Coast of England, travel hit me at an early age when I was lucky enough to go on travelling holidays with family. In 2009 I was stuck, I hadn’t gone travelling like I’d always wanted and just thought ‘this has to be my year’. If I didn’t do it then I never would have, if I let the excuses win they would rule me forever. Poker provided half the funds and I saved the rest, rented out my flat and took a 10 month sabbatical leave. It was on this Round the World trip that I developed a love for photography (see what I did there?). Then in 2013 I was a finalist for one of Australia’s ‘Best jobs in the world‘, which taught me a lot about what can be achieved in a short space of time. I created videos, gained radio coverage & made front page news in the local newspaper, but most importantly started a travel blog. I realised I had a passion for making videos and writing about my adventures, so from that point on I always wanted this website to become a reality.
You’ll find that Intrepid Escape specialises in a few different areas. I don’t want to limit myself to just one thing, if I like it I’ll typically write about it, its my site at the end of the day 🙂
This is first and foremost what its about, whether its a travel story, great experience, a spontaneous road trip or a daredevil activity I’ll show you first hand, usually with an action camera on my head!
Travel Tips & Guides
This goes without saying, you’ll find lots of useful travel tips, advice and things I’ve learnt from the countries I’ve visited. I’ll be sure to keep you up to date for when you plan your next trip and I hope you find them valuable.
Nicely followed on, I’m passionate about showing you the world through video. Don’t get me wrong, I love writing, but there’s nothing more satisfying than an inspirational video. I’m self taught and have a lot to learn, but I like to think I’m always improving with each project, if you’d like to know more about how I make them please get in touch, and please check out my Youtube Channel
Scuba Diving & Snorkelling
Since achieving my diving license in 2009 in Koh Tao I’ve tried to dive as much as possible. I don’t have many great videos yet, but I will. Underwater videography is an art and I plan to perfect it whenever possible, take a look at my Scuba Diving posts.
I’m a keen poker player and have been playing for over 12 years, so most places I visit I’ll seek out the nearest card game or casino. But not to be confused with regular gambling, you won’t see me at the Roulette table, I’m just into poker.
Participating and spectating. I’m generally into all sports, try anything once, and always looking for an adrenaline rush! So whether its watching Boca Junior vs River Plate in Buenos Aires (Bucket List!) or kite-surfing in Fiji, I’m game.
I’m interested in cycling and running and studied Sport Science at University so like to keep fit and healthy. There’s nothing more important than your fitness and wellbeing to get the most out of travelling. I’ll be blogging about how I keep fit and showing you the best and most active ways to see new places, whether it’s running, hiking, cycling, kayaking, paddle boarding or surfing.
Being from England we, like many other countries, are very lucky with the flexibility of our passport, we can go to almost any country in the world, hassle free. Its a shame to see that go to waste, when the only stamp in your passport is for that annual trip to Spain, to the same all inclusive resort. Do you want to wake up at 60 and realise you’ve spent your life as a boring, 9 to 5, pencil pushing, report writing, suit wearing, desk monkey? No, me neither, escape the suit.
I’m kidding!! Don’t quit your job, just live more.