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.

Preparing for Japan: a photo diary

I wrote a few weeks ago about photographer Richard Nixon's marvellous Glass Passport Project, where he exchanges his photography for life's basic necessities of food, accommodation and travel.

After he did such a good job at Yestival, I invite Richard to join me for a day on my houseboat, Enigma, to capture my preparation for a journey around Japan, by kick scooter.

Here's the result!

The San Miguel Rich List

"Adventure makes us rich, and I don't have any money!"

My final line in this montage of clips taken from a 1000 mile crossing of Scandinavia by pedal kayak.

Little did I know that two years later San Miguel would be choosing me as one of their final 19 (out of thousands, I'm told) people who are truly living a rich life. Cool, hey?!

Check out this photo piece in The Guardian newspaper, and read about the other members of the Rich List