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I’m Tom, originally from England. I quit normal life in 2007 to become a self-unemployed creative explorer.

Weird one-liner, right? Get the potted backstory, read about my journeys in 60 countries (and counting), or scroll down for the latest blogs.

I run, make films like Karun, write books like Janapar, and am exploring the Transcaucasian Trail.

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Once a month (or less often if there’s no news), you’ll get a highly nutritious email with a brief update on what I’m up to in the world of exploration and adventure. I’ll often include links to useful and interesting new articles for your reading pleasure; you may also receive announcements about new creative projects I’m working on. Finally, subscribers will get exclusive invites to real-life events and projects I’m involved with. No crap, no filler, and no spam.

Approximate Current Whereabouts


I’m currently working with the good people at these independent brands to develop and promote top-notch adventure gear:

None at present.