August 17, 2017
What’s it like to hold your breath to 20 meters? premium
My duck dive wasn’t good but there was nothing I could do about it now. I kept my sight on the rope, avoiding the instinct to lift my head up and look at the, just visible, sea floor where I was heading. Remembering to equalizing my ears as I go before the pressure builds up. […]
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June 29, 2017
My first ‘proper’ trail run at the Salomon Sunset Series 10km premium
As I arrived at the Sunset Series village, I was feeling pretty nervous. People were jogging about, stretching and generally looking incredibly well toned and intimidating. Box Hill loomed in the background. There’s no way I can run up that, I thought. Although I had wanted to fit in lots of trail run practices, it had not been […]
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June 23, 2017
A new expedition; Kayaking and saving the world premium
My new expedition happened so fast and came from nowhere…literally! Clearly, it was meant to be. I had sent an email to adventurer Erin Bastian when I saw that she had set up Evoke Adventures and was organising trips for women. Her ethos was similar to Love Her Wild so I thought it’d be good […]
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June 21, 2017
How do I make a living as an adventurer? premium
My life confuses people and I get why. I used to work as a teacher. I had a pokey little flat in London, a gym membership and an annual big holiday. The usual stuff. Then, suddenly, that all disappeared. Out of the blue, I quit my job, left London and hit the road. One month […]
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June 20, 2017
Loads of free resources to help you become an uber famous adventurer premium
So, you want to become a well-known adventurer? Maybe you want to use your journeys to inspire others. Or you think the title ‘adventurer’ will help you pick up girls. Or maybe you want to make a career out of adventure because you love it so much and can imagine spending your time doing anything else. […]
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June 19, 2017
11 smart things I did when building my adventure brand premium
I have 2 brands I have built over the last year. Although there is some overlap as one helps the other grow. The first is me, ‘Bex Band’ as an adventurer and blogger via this website, the Ordinary Adventurer. The second brand I have built is a female adventure community, Love Her Wild. Both the […]
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June 17, 2017
Different ways you can make money from adventuring premium
There are lots of ways you can make money as an adventurer. Here’s a list of just some of them. Most of the avenues on this list stem from establishing yourself as an adventurer first, so you might want to begin by reading, 11 smart things I did when building my adventure brand and also […]
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June 5, 2017
Everest Adventure update; meeting my team for the first time premium
A few months ago I had the crazy idea of putting together an all-female expedition to climb the height of Everest in the Lake District this September. I received over 100 applications and from them selected the final team of 9, myself included. Since then, we’ve been busy doing lots of organising, networking and emailing, but hadn’t […]
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June 1, 2017
Because adventures are never flat premium
After following Anna McNuff as she ran the length of New Zealand, Elise Downing as she ran around Great Britain and Laura Maisey as she ran Home from Rome….it’s not surprising I have an urge to try a running adventure! When this idea came to mind, I couldn’t run more than 2 miles, which seemed […]
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May 30, 2017
Hiking Acatenango volcano & seeing a lava eruption premium
It was 2am. I lay half in, half out of my tent, freezing cold and wrapped up in as many layers I had been able to borrow from my hostels ‘lost property’ box. Despite being tired from the gruelling hike to camp, I hadn’t slept for more than a handful of 10-minute cap naps. The […]
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