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8 Ways to Build Adventure into Your Life
7 years ago

8 Ways to Build Adventure into Your Life

As I made the awesome snap decision to turn my already planned speaking tour of the UK into a month long cycling adventure with lots of silly rules thrown in …
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Announcing My Bicycle Powered Speaking Tour of the UK
7 years ago

Announcing My Bicycle Powered Speaking Tour of the UK

A one month pedal powered speaking tour of the UK from John o’Groats to Lands End in October, giving daily talks about deforestation in Borneo along the way, and with lots of silly rules thrown in for good measure.
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Preparing for the 3rd Himalayan XC Marathon
7 years ago

Preparing for the 3rd Himalayan XC Marathon

As I’ve  said a few times, one of my goals for 2014 is to run a marathon in under 3:30. A goal like this forces me to take my health …
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How Do I Afford My Lifestyle?
7 years ago

How Do I Afford My Lifestyle?

I was asked by a friend how I afforded my lifestyle, and it made me think exactly what sort of lifestyle he thought I led, and why.
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Why I Want to be an Explorer
7 years ago

Why I Want to be an Explorer

Exploration is about pushing some limit, however great or small, and expanding the human universe of the possible, of the known, of the imaginable.
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3rd Himalayan X-Country Marathon Challenge
7 years ago

3rd Himalayan X-Country Marathon Challenge

On May 2nd I’ll be competing in the 3rd Himalayan XC Marathon organised by the guys at Running and Living. In short this means that I’ll be taking a week out of my life to run 13 miles (21 km) up a mountain in the Indian Himalayas before turning around and running 13 miles back down again.
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Gunung Bondang Expedition: a Bio-Cultural Survey
7 years ago

Gunung Bondang Expedition: a Bio-Cultural Survey

For next month I will be exploring a majestic, sacred mountain known as Gunung Bondang as the leader of a collaborative, multidisciplinary expedition that is combining biological and cultural research, multimedia, and a unique student field trip.
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Janapar: Love on a Bike [Film Review]
7 years ago

Janapar: Love on a Bike [Film Review]

One of the main reasons we go on adventures – especially big, long, solo adventures – is to find ourselves. Through challenge, adversity, and loneliness, we get to see what we’re really made of. Through loneliness, time, and distance from home and from the person who friends and family have come to expect us to be, we can find perspective and move a little bit closer toward our own truths.
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The Elephant Tree
7 years ago

The Elephant Tree

The Elephant Tree seems like a good place to start. It’s about as far away from anywhere as I’ve ever been, which might seem like an odd place to start, …
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Rubbish, Running, and Purpose
7 years ago

Rubbish, Running, and Purpose

Man, that was a lame post! Did anyone finish it? That last one about Beginning. Pretentious title too. Such an interesting and useful topic, but such a boring and useless post!

As wide a set of goal posts as I have set myself, I am here to talk about something I have vaguely defined as alternative lifestyle design, not prattle on abut how useless I was at travelling when I was a kid. I’m still bloody useless at it today but except for the hilariously stupid things I sometimes do I wouldn’t dream of forcing you to read about any of it!

I would take that post out back and put it out of it’s misery but, well, let is serve as a reminder to me never to write crap just for the sake of writing something. A reminder and a lesson. Because why did I write it? Because I forgot my purpose here.
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