WHEN TWO ADVENTURERS GET MARRIED...
We're Dave and Emms, we live on a boat in London, run a social enterprise called SayYesMore which helps nudge people towards finding out what they're really capable of, and in September 2018 we're getting married!
From long distance world records on skateboards and paddleboards, finding epic places to sleep and speaking to audiences all over the world, we've never been fans of doing the ordinary stuff - especially when it comes to travel.
So we've decided to combine work with pleasure once we tie the knot, paying our way by creating content for destinations and building an online travel platform for non-conventional couples.
We have a mischevious sense of humour, love oceans and wild places, sleeping in unique locations, gathering good people together, saying yes and sharing ideas that spark people's imaginations.
And we're totally taking our bride & groom outfits on the honeymoon with us, for cheeky photos in the most epic locations.
A LITTLE BACKGROUND
It was probably fitting that Dave had a cast on his left ankle when they first caught each other's eye.
After years of adventure, living all over the world and beating their own path, Dave and Emms promptly moved onto a boat together. A year later they jumped onto a tandem bike, rode 1000 miles across Europe and got engaged on the banks of the Danube near Budapest.
What we do
Emms writes like a dream, designs awesome graphics and can take a mean photo. She's a professional project manager and knows her way around a map.
Dave has been a professional adventurer since 2005. He shoots and edits films, is super camera-handy, has a few books under his belt, speaks professionally about adventure and positive mindset, and founded SayYesMore, the YesTribe and the YesBus.
Between us we've led group expeditions and mindset trips from Iceland to the Mississippi River, shot content for outdoors brands and created the first ever single-use plastic free festival in the UK.
November/ December 2018
Australia/ New Zealand
HOW WE WORK
We're building relationships with destinations and brands worldwide, using our honeymoon as the perfect springboard to launch a content-rich platform full of content for the non-conventional traveller.
We love digging deep into a place, telling people’s stories, pulling back a layer or two and highlighting worthwhile, fun and innovative social projects, just as much as adventurous, romantic and photogenic offerings. Whether it's a backcountry hiking trip, a luxury hotel, jumping off a platform with a rope around our ankles or heading into the surf, we're experienced with all kinds of environment and situation.
We travel light as would any adventurous couple, but with DSLRs, a drone and all the necessary editing and design software. Give us a table, beach, rock or paddleboard and we'll set up office with a smile. We're even starting to make VR films, to give people a completely immersive travel experience wherever they are in the world.
While our social media audience is moderate at around 50k, we always share original photo and film content with our clients, meaning they can release it on their own channels and store the content on their platforms.
We have great relationships with travel magazines, sites, networks, podcasts and blogs. Dave's previous non-motorised adventures (many of which have had a reach of over one million people) have captured worldwide media attention and we're always happy to engage with local and national press, radio and TV to add a little flavour to our visit.
And of course, Dave has spoken to audiences around the world with an ever-evolving keynote that has entertained audiences at festivals, travel conferences and theatres, as well as big old corporate giants like Facebook and Apple. So why not treat your team with a lecture in addition to working with us on content for your destination...
RATE CARD: let's talk about the MagIc B£an$
We're experience-led and always prefer to build long-term relationships rather than milk each job for all its worth. We're keen to balance work with play on this venture and while we need to make a little pocket money we're happy to consider heading to cool places in return for travel, shelter and food.
Here's what our work is worth. We're happy to barter, so whether we exchange time + skills for cash, accommodation, flights, experiences or something else, let's get creative.
Premium Destinations Film: 2-3 minutes long including your branding, soundtrack and final version file delivered in HD - £1000
Short Mini Doc: 59 seconds long. A local story, experience or promo. Fully cut and delivered in HD - £400
VLog: 3 - 5 minutes, conversational, run-and-gun style cut in with premium views and/or drone - £400
20 hi-res image package per experience, no watermark, delivered for full copyright-free use with tagging as credit - £250
Blog: 500-1000 words, peppered with magic and photos. Including films and vlogs if appropriate - £150
Day Package: 3 x Instagrams per days, 3 x Tweets per day, 1 x Facebook per day (combo of images, text, short film) + links and tags to local brand - £250
Sliding scale: 1 day = £250. 2 days = £400. 3 days = £500
The Big Dog
In-Country weekly package: Featuring premium film, 2 x vlogs, social shares x 5 days, 1 x 1000-word blog and 100 photo archive - £2500
Dave's main day keynote-giving job usually clocks in at £2500 - £3500 per event for a 45-60 minute lecture and general mingling, but more than happy to use this as a bargaining chip to make a destinations visit happen. He also runs workshops from adventure planning to making films with smartphones. Perhaps a little treat for your team?
And suffice it to say, every single thing we do at your destination will find its way onto our website, archived with links right back to you for adventurous travellers to find forever more.
Here are just a few things we'd love to do on our honeymoon. It's called a Yes List because 'Bucket Lists' are totally motivated by death and we're quite keen on the living!
- Build a wooden cabin and/or raft
- Volunteer on a helpful project everywhere we go
- Complete another 1000-miler without motors
- Kayak with Orcas
- Visit 100 hundred islands
- Camp one night, luxury hotel the next
- Climb a volcano
- Long, long zip line (flying fox)
- Try one of those water-jetpack things
- Go surfing
- Swim with dolphins
- Take a long train journey
- Watch sports matches in each country
- Sunset in a treehouse
Emms has lived in Sierra Leone, set up goodwill marathons and helped raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities.
Dave has skateboarded across Australia, paddleboarded the Missisippi and ridden a waterbike along the Norwegian coastline.
Basically, we're game for anything :)