The Adventure Mindset: Tiny Adventures with Tiny People

The Adventure Mindset: Tiny Adventures with Tiny People

As a parent of two young children (1 and 3 years old) I strive to foster a creative imagination and a spirit of adventure in my wee ones. Not only do I believe this will become a great asset for them as they grow, but it also means that as a time-poor, energy-sapped, sleep-deprived, cash-strapped parent, it provides me with an adventure ‘fix’ of my own.

The Ultimate Microadventure Kit

The Ultimate Microadventure Kit

If the idea of a Microadventure has appealed to you but you haven’t yet enjoyed a night sleeping wild in the great outdoors, the answer is to keep it simple. I always keep a Microadventure bag packed and ready to go should I take the fancy, so I thought I'd share with you my choices for a perfect lightweight Microadventure set-up . Enjoy, then head out with some friends to enjoy a night under a clear, star-filled sky.

The Tandem: Divorce bike or the ultimate bonding experience?

The Tandem: Divorce bike or the ultimate bonding experience?

They say that you can’t know the strength of a relationship until you work together, live together and travel together. But I’d like to add a byline to the ‘travel section’ in the line above, because there is no test of a friendship quite like a tandem bike.

Dealing with post expedition depression

Dealing with post expedition depression

Sometimes the hardest part of a journey comes once it's over. We spend so long cooking up ideas, looking forward to our adventures and enjoying the mixed sensations once we're in the midst of an ever-changing experience, but it's easy to forget entirely about what happens next.

How to engage others with your challenge

How to engage others with your challenge

Travelling solo or looking for a riding partner? Wondering whether you need a support team or not? Even if you're embarking on a solo self propelled challenge other people are always going to be central to your project. Here are some lessons I've learned about engaging other people in my own adventures.

How to get covered by the media

How to get covered by the media

My first adventure was more catchy, original and memorable than anything else I've done since. Gunning for a world distance record on a skateboard made for awesome headlines, but it was the combination of a good story, the romance of travel and the added quirky elements (big right calf) that made my BoardFree project so media-friendly. 

How to get your adventure noticed

How to get your adventure noticed

Whether you're fundraising, hope to make a career out of content creation, need to offer some realtime return for sponsors that helped your trip happen, or you simply like the idea of people enjoying and getting involved with your journey, this is the guide for you.