Let us introduce ourselves…
The best way to describe me is a Minimalist Adventurer. I’m 33 years old and everything I own fits into a 45-litre backpack and a day rucksack.
I have been in £20,000 in debt, worked in a stressful, badly paid jobs and suffered from mental burnout. I have taken control of my life, become debt free and now run two businesses, living a life I love.
I suffer from Chronic pain due to scoliosis, but I haven’t let that stop me travel all around the world. For me, experiencing different countries and culture is a way to discover more about myself and how to make the world a better place.
I believe we should all enjoy everyday life through our work, friendships, travel, and adventure. There are solutions for making our lives better; we just have to be willing to seek the answer. Options do exist.
In March 2017 I left the UK with Phil to travel overland through eighteen countries to reach Bhutan on an Expedition we have called ‘Road To Happiness’. This trip is a Royal Geographical Society Expedition. I want to discover and document how to make a happier world. You can read about that adventure here.
As well as writing here, I have been interviewed and contributed on online to topics as varied as tattoos, travel, happiness and business management. You can see these on my press page.
And now for Phil…
Phil: I have wanted to see the world for a long long time. In primary school I wrote that I wanted to be a truck driver so I could travel, and as an adult I now work in a way that lets me explore the world as I like to best – working around the globe with people from all walks of life, of different cultures and different communities.
For me, the Road to Happiness is another case of the world falling into place around me. I never wanted to go ‘travelling’ as I imagine others do. I have no interest in setting up on The Beach or living the Club 18-30 life in South-East Asia. While I love beautiful architecture, and landscapes and mountains and beaches, my real interest lies in people. So, when Hannah first told me she wanted to do this trip, I instantly saw another opportunity to see the world the way I want to see it: through the people who inhabit it. It was already a journey that I was ready to make, and Hannah proved the ideal partner.
My job on the trip is to document our journey, giving voice to the people we meet, and conveying a sense of how they live.
The ‘Road to Happiness’ holds an obvious double meaning: we are setting out to discover and document what happiness means for different people around the world, and how we can share this knowledge; while at the same time we’re certain that this adventure will become a part of our road, our journey together, and hopefully one which will form a significant and positive part of our lives.
The name of this website is due to one of the last conversations Hannah had with her Dad in 2011. He told her not to get stuck in situations that made her unhappy – most of all to always keep remembering She deserved the best and to never settle.
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