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
. . The latest video I made with the Modern Explorers – “Urban Greening in Johannesburg” . . . A really cool inner-city permaculture project we visited during one of our visits to Johannesburg at the end of 2014. Music – Amaryoni, Rokia Traore, Jazz-tic and Rodriguez . .