Shameless plug but if you're thinking about a cycling adventure, my website/book/TV series might be helpful.
Short and snappy interview from Rob Lilwall on how he managed to avoid getting stuck in a conventional box. "Life’s an adventure – live a great one." Thanks Rob!
Shameless plug but if you're thinking about a cycling adventure, my http://www.roblilwall.com/" rel="nofollow">website/book/TV series might be helpful.
50% of time: Lecturing about expeditions, planning new expeditions, promoting my book.
Other 50% of time: Along with my wife, Christine Lilwall (also on Escape the City), we have volunteered for two years to set up a mobilization/fundraising office in Hong Kong for the amazing children-at-risk charity http://www.viva.org/" rel="nofollow">Viva.
Prior to all this, I was on an expedition called http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0340979860/?tag=wwwescthecity-21" rel="nofollow">“Cycling Home From Siberia” for three years - so some of the answers below are about this, as this was when I really 'escaped'.
It’s easy enough to go off cycling/exploring for a while, but what to do after that is important too…
Prior to the http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0340979860/?tag=wwwescthecity-21" rel="nofollow">'Cycling Home From Siberia' expedition, I was a geography teacher. Prior to that I was a door-to-door salesman in Kent and California.
There was no one moment of truth, just a growing sense of vocation that I didn’t want to get stuck in a conventional box… And I also received an email from a friend http://www.alastairhumphreys.com/" rel="nofollow">Alastair Humphreys inviting me to cycle across Asia.
Networking with lots of people and internet research for places…
Worst: unpredictable and unsettled life.
Best: during the cycling I met my wife to be; meeting lots of nice people; and enjoying life as an adventure
Life’s an adventure – live a great one.