Ever since I returned from my last big trip, I realised that I truly love travelling to new places and making new friends. The atmosphere of camaraderie and friendship you get with people from all over the world is amazing when you’re on the road. It shows you how easy it is for people from different cultures to get on with each other, share experiences and knowledge, while having a great time. Travelling has made me wiser and more knowledgeable about the way the world works. Far better than any TV news program or newspaper could ever do. You can’t get a better understanding of local issues than by talking to the locals in any country, town or village.

Anybody that has lived in a big city like London will know that it’s not always easy to keep on top of the rat race, that is, working and living in the big smoke. I’ve suffered from the laziness and lethargy that occurs when you get stuck in the routine of work, eat, sleep, work, eat, and sleep. This time on returning from my fantastic travels, I plan not to fall into the same trap, as I have done previously.

While I was travelling I made the conscious decision to maintain an adventurous lifestyle when I returned to London. This I knew would require a fair bit of effort to maintain my motivation. So I kept looking for something new to do. Over the summer I came across a fantastic website called http://escapethecity.org and it was here that I came across an intern role at a company called Secret Compass (http://www.secretcompass.com). I decided to apply, but I didn’t get the role. This only proved to myself that I was keen to keep up the adventurous activities. I started to search the internet for similar minded people and found that there are a huge number of people out there being adventurous everyday. As I watched their adventures, and read their blogs, the idea that I could do something similar begun to feel more realistic. This community, you won’t be surprised is extremely friendly, welcoming and encouraging of anybody’s plans for adventure. It’s just like the travelling community. I’ve spent the last 6 months learning, watching and talking to these adventurous types, and I have to say, it’s extremely inspiring.

So I’m setting out to prove to myself, that you can manage to balance an adventurous outdoor lifestyle while living in a big city holding down a corporate job. I hope that others will join me on my adventures and continue to inspire me to greater things. Even, if it’s just getting off the couch, and to the gym on a rainy day. Because deep down we all know the answer of to how to become adventurer…

Be Adventurous!!

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