Welcome to my Website - why not start by taking a look at all the countries I have Cornflakeified
You Could Watch One of my Films - made about my more recent travels
Take a Read of My Book - all about my first 10 years on the road
Explore The Modern Explorers - a website I set up with some friends to make videos about ancient sites and eco-friendly projects
See What Others Have Said - I have been covered by a variety of media outlets
I started travelling in 2002 and haven't stopped since. Instantly hooked on the travel life I decided to make my ambition in life “To Eat a Bowl of Flakes in Every Country in the World” and 13 years later I have travelled around 77 different countries from 5 different continents having collected a whole host of amazing memories.
If you need convincing to explore my travels further - over the years I've slept in a Mosque, in a barn, up mountains, in the desert and outside Venice with 200 dogs. I've visited ancient sites such as Angkor, Gobekli tepe, Machu Pichu, a lost city in the Colombian jungle and excavated pyramids in Bosnia. I've hang-glided over Rio, Hot-air ballooned over the Valley of the Kings, white water rafted in Ecuador and para-glided in Argentina. I've come across a huge variety of animals like hippos, baboons, condors, llamas, desert foxes, bears, Komodo dragons, loads of different monkeys and an anteater. I've been diving with sharks, manta rays, turtles, seahorses, dolphins and ridden camels and an elephant. I've received random acts of kindness from shopkeepers, people on buses, an evangelical Christian and a guy in Mauritania even lent me his house.
I've seen huge salt flats, the Sahara, the jungle, walked on glaciers, taken boats down the Amazon, the Nile and the Mekong and also cycled over 13500 miles through 22 European countries (including crossing the Alps). I've modelled in a fashion show, been interviewed on Peruvian radio (in Spanish), searched for UFOs in the desert, flown over the Nazca Lines, been to a music festival in the Sahara and was almost kidnapped by Al-Qaeda.
"Travelling leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller" - Ibn Battuta "Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God" – Kurt Vonnegut "Travelling is like flirting with life" – Lisa St Aubin de Teran "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page" – St Augustine "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness" – Mark Twain
"I feel truly wealthy when my bank account is empty and my head full of travel memories" - Mick Hobday
Cyprus – Another Country Cornflakeified – . A film about my 11 day visit to the island of Cyprus during which I camped and slept in a hire car, driving all over the Greek section of the country car so I could see as much as possible. It was a great experience with a couple of world-class ruins, an infamous carnival, an abandoned city and obviously me eating flakes. . .
Adams Calendar Explored . . Mick and Rich visited this site while travelling around Southern Africa. This site was quite simply amazing, a huge network of millions of stone circles of different shapes and sizes, many connected by channels or veins and a megalithic complex on top of an escarpment over-looking a couple of possible pyramids. Take a look at our visit to the northeast of South Africa and this recent megalithic discovery that could force us to reconsider the truth about our past. . .
. Swaziland – My Latest Country Cornflakeified – . . My trip to Swaziland came at the end of a 3 month tour of Southern Africa, I only stayed for 4 days but found enough to make me want to return. I went to a cultural village showing how the people used to live during the 1850s, white-water rafted down the Great Usutu River and visited a fantastic project which educates the community about the benefits of permaculture. . .
. Botswana – My Latest Country Cornflakeified – . . A film about my 8 day trip through Botswana, the 74th country I have visited on my Corn Flake Mission.This was in the middle of a 3 month tour of Southern Africa during which we drove over 30,000km exploring this section of an amazing continent. Botswana is a sparsely populated country full of delights such as salt pans, sacred hills, rock paintings, animals walking all over the road, the beautiful Okavango Delta and a National Park with the densest concentration of elephants in the world – all of these you can see in this film. Music – Allan, Ror-Shak and various others . .