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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 58 countries (and counting), or scroll down for my latest blogs.

I publish books like Janapar, make films like Karun, and am currently building 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.

Professional Services

I specialise in expedition media production and guiding/fixing services in Georgia & Armenia.

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Books, Films & More

Find out more about my past & present work as an adventure filmmaker, author & blogger.

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Adventurous Journeys

Making meaningful journeys is at the core of what I do. Read more about my past exploits here.

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Approximate Current Whereabouts

Partnerships

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