Adventure & Travel

Stories & Life Lessons from Near and Far

"The world is not in your books and maps. It's out there." - Gandalf the Grey

From as early as I can remember, I’ve been filled with a spirit of adventure. A wanderlust. A constant need to explore new things and places.

For me, adventure starts at my front door. Exploring my hometown and the local area is just at important as travelling far afield. That said, nothing is quite as exciting as a trip to some far flung distant land to experience a vastly different culture and landscape.

While I may travel far away from time to time, I know many people who travel from far away to visit the beaches and moorlands that I call home. So here, I share my adventures near and far.

Today, the River became an Ocean…

I don't consider myself to be a person that relies on routine. Instead, I see myself as a creature of habit. Perhaps distinguishing the two is an exercise in semantics, but the nuanced difference between the two is why I feel the need to clarify this point. Like most...

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A Good Start to Autumn

Weekends are the days when we seem to make the most of our spare time, especially through the shorter days of autumn and winter. Weekdays are all too easily consumed by work, and our free time in the evenings occupied by chores or lazing in front of the television....

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Love Devon – Love Umbria

Published in Devon Life, 2016 It is a terrible cliché, but it’s true. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. All too frequently we take things for granted. Those things unique to our particular way of life, things we are surrounded by every day become, well, ‘everyday’....

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All about “The Adventures of Poppy RustyBus”

First things first, I ought to introduce you all to the wonderful Poppy Rustybus! At 21-years-old and with well over 129,000 miles on the clock, she's had plenty of adventures already. But this new lease of life for Poppy will see her stories told as she takes me on...

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