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

Weird one-liner, right? Get the potted backstory, read about my adventures in 58 countries (and counting), or scroll down for the latest blog.

I publish books like Janapar, produce films like Karun, and am currently building the Transcaucasian Trail.

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And you can always keep in touch with the very occasional, very interesting newsletter.

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Once a month, or thereabouts, you’ll get a highly nutritious email containing links to a small number of seriously useful and interesting new articles. As I launch them, you may also receive brief announcements about new films, books, grants, bikes, hiking trails, and other strange and whimsical creative projects I’m working on. No crap, no filler, and no spam.

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Need a talk, workshop or consulting session about adventure, filmmaking, blogging or expedition planning?

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Books, Films & More

Find out more about my work as an adventure filmmaker, author, travel blogger, and whatever other whims I’m working on.

Project Portfolio »

Adventurous Journeys

Personal, meaningful journey are at the core of what I do. Read more about my past exploits here. Silly sunglasses optional.

Adventurous Journeys »

Approximate Current Whereabouts


I’m currently working with good people at these independent UK brands to develop and promote top-notch gear & clothing for travel & adventures: