Adventurers who I follow
Below are a few travellers/adventurers/venturers/explorers that I follow with a keen interest.
- Carrot Quinn
Carrot Quinn is the reason I cut my adventures in south and east Asia short to journey to the United States in order to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Through her blog alone she inspired me to get to the United States/Mexican border in time to begin the mighty migration north to Canada. Slightly bonkers I know.
Her writing is so captivating, I've spent many hours connected to the wifi reading her daily online journal entries as she hiked on. She loved the PCT the much that she has hiked it twice and has gone onto hike other long distance trails.
As well as long distance hiking, in her 20s Quinn spent her time riding freight trains all over north America.
I can't remember how I first discovered Iohan Gueorguiev's Youtube channel but I am pretty happy I did! He creates 30 minute episodes where he combines all the footage from his recent long distance biking and kayaking trips and allows the viewer to feel like they are allow for the ride as well. He has ventured into some of the worlds most secluded and beautiful places. He is amazingly honest about life and this I feel in contagious to everyone he meets on the road as they welcome him with open arms and doors. He shows to us that the world isn't a scary place as the news makes it to be.
- An Aimless Hitchhiker
Now this blog title does exactly what it says as it follows a lone traveller as she journeys throughout the world.
Her blog is a mix of hitchhiking, travelling, hiking and general inspirational posts encouraging other people to go out into the world and see it for themselves. Lisa who is originally from the UK explores the world freely limiting her impact on it and encouraging others to do the same.
One of her main goals is to encourage other women to travel without fear and break the norm of society expectations.
Liz Clark has been exploring the world from her 40-foot sailboat since 2006 when she left Los Angeles and hasn't looks back! She travels with her cat called Amelia and lives an amazing life with as minimal impact on the world as possible. Her photos are amazing and makes me want to abscond to live life on the open waves.
- Alastair Humphreys I find Alastair Humphreys a huge motivator in terms of just getting out there and doing something, anything! Even if you live in London and work one of those 9-6 jobs (I did) he believes that anything is possible and his desire is to get people out into the great outdoors is highly infectious. He coined the term Microadventure which encourages anybody and everybody to get out there for a mini,overnight adventure outdoor. He lives for adventure.
Mind of a Hitchhiker
The Mind of a Hitchhiker follows the escapades of a lady as she makes her way around the globe and the everyday lives of people she meets. She's been on the road for over 4 years now (sept 2016) and has no plans to stop. She's hitchhiked to some of the places your average holiday maker would quiver to look at the brochure of. Definitely inspires me to get out there with my thumb and see where it can get me.