Not your average travel blog
Ben’s blogs are listed under the Blog menu (to the right on a desktop).
Currently there are four blogs – Updates are being added to “A Beard in the Bushveld”.
An intrepid 30 something, wild at heart Englishman.
In 2014, I adventured across the USA, coast to coast with just $6 a day for 6 months. I raised money for a wildlife conservation charity. In 2015, I took a retiree across North America again; from New York City to Alaska, dipping our toes in the Arctic Ocean and travelling the entire length of the Alaska Pipeline and more.
I travelled further through Asia, Australasia, Brazil, the UAE, a lot of Europe, Morocco and some of North Africa. I have travelled to every continent except the Antarctic. I have shared links to my travels around my home, The British Isles and I am now writing about my work and adventures around Southern Africa.
I co-founded a safari company in Southern Africa and for now, my work keeps me relatively in one place… on the road.
As I experience and observe where I go in the world, I share my lifestyle, my interest in topical issues, and my upmost respect and admiration for wildernesses that never ceases to amaze me.
Initially, I began writing about my adventures to share with my friends and family back home, but the more I shared, the more my adventures have grown and seemingly entertained the lives of strangers – many of which I have met along the way. I now write simply because I enjoy it and no, I don’t get paid for it.
I gave up my London lifestyle, a career, and close ties to those “friends” who thought I was mad to travel across the U.S.A on $6 a day. I sacrificed quite a bit and I certainly gave up earning an unaffordable amount in the capital for a life that has become more interesting…albeit poorer. All sounds a bit cliché to be honest. Man gives it all up to travel and be free? Well, not quite.
This isn’t a “How to” travel blog. I won’t be giving anyone advice on what to see or how to get around. I won’t be judging or telling anyone to change their life by following me on some “inspirational” trip. However, I like to challenge society’s assumptions sometimes. Whatever “Normal” is, it isn’t something I have embraced. I chose a different path and although hard work, I feel privileged to have been able to do so. Hopefully you’ll get a glimpse into what is possible with just a bit of adventurous spirit, some Dutch courage and what presents itself when you decide to say “Yes” once in a while.
Feel free to read my blog, check out the photos and watch some of my videos. Who knows, it might be entertaining.
Also feel free to be social.
If you fancy a safari, a tour, or a very long chat…you can now join me: