Hi, I’m Tom, and I am an explorer and adventurer.

Welcome to my page!

Among other things, I have crossed the Eurasian Continent from Tokyo to Moscow using any means except air travel, which involved travelling the Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian railways, and have also travelled the lengths of Vietnam and Australia.

I have walked the shores of Lake Baikal, the largest freshwater lake in the World; driven a camper-van around Iceland; run a marathon near the equator in Uganda; and walked the full 40km circular route of Tokyo’s Yamanote train line – in both directions.

Having long been fascinated by explorers throughout history, I believe that travel should always involve learning from this rich and varied planet, to avoid reducing our appreciation of ‘adventure’ to simple thrill-seeking. True exploration relies on education and engaging with all the people and places we encounter.

So, this collection of blogs, vlogs, and photographs are my life’s journal. Hopefully they will inspire the “Indiana Jones” inside of you; in the very least I hope you have a good read!

Inside Somalia: Africa’s ancient ‘land of plenty’ reduced to a modern-day land of chaos

18 AUGUST, 2017 Inside Somalia: Africa’s ancient ‘land of plenty’ reduced to a modern-day land of chaos Hugging the coastline all the way round the Horn of Africa sits a nation that is relentlessly sun-seared. But the climate here in Somalia is the least...
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Walking Britain’s oldest road: The Ridgeway National Trail

16 JULY, 2017 Walking Britain’s oldest road: The Ridgeway National Trail Spanning 87 miles across southern-central England, the Ridgeway is an ancient path which has been used for over 5000 years by traders, soldiers, drovers, and even Viking invaders (yes!)...
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Pazaislis Monastery, Lithuania

16 JUNE, 2017   Pazaislis Monastery, Lithuania Nestled neatly atop ‘Peace Mountain’ on a peninsular of the Kaunas Reservoir in Lithuania sits the magnificent baroque Pazaislis Monastery. I recently had cause to be driving through the Baltic states and came across...
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Rakvere Castle, Estonia

12 JUNE, 2017 Rakvere Castle, Estonia.   The video below shows the ruins of Rakvere Castle, which lie in rural Estonia at a valuable hill-top site inhabited since the 3rd Century AD.   The castle sits at the very crossroads of the Baltics, Scandinavia, and...
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Exploring the Blue Mountains: a micro-documentary

2 JUNE, 2017 The Blue Mountains: a micro-documentary So here is a vlog rather than a blog this time – my own take on the concept of micro-documentary. Typically 2-3 minutes long, these short, factual films are finding a life of their own due to the newer and...
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Travelling light as a “one man production team” – my perspective

17 MAY, 2017 Travelling light as a “one-man production team” – my perspective I recently had an epic trip to Australia, travelling to see family and also taking the opportunity to take plenty of photos and videos. But all my gear, complete including...
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A Love Adventures collaboration: Traversing the Transylvanian Alps

17 MARCH, 2017 A Love Adventures collaboration: Traversing the Transylvanian Alps Mountaineer and all-round adventurer David Love has just returned from completing a solo winter ascent of Moldoveanu Peak; the highest mountain in Romania.  Not one to do things by...
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The World’s only Ice Music Festival: Geilo, Norway

13 FEBRUARY, 2017 The World’s only Ice Music Festival: Geilo, Norway February 2017 sees the 12th consecutive Ice Music Festival being held in Geilo, Norway. Originally conceived by eminent Norwegian percussionist Terje Isungset in 2006, this isn’t simply...
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Northern Norway – an Arctic Adventure

09 DEC, 2016 Northern Norway – an Arctic Adventure   The word ‘Antarctica’ has extreme connotations, and many people probably conjure visions of windswept icy plains, severe weather conditions, and isolated research posts. However, fewer have...
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Running the Rift

05 NOVEMBER, 2016 Running the Rift Valley Marathon, Uganda. Running a marathon had always been an ambition of mine. But as with a lot of people, I sometimes doubted I would ever get around to it, or felt I wasn’t up to it – or worse: that I might fail. So,...
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