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WHO AM I?


I’m Dave Dean. For over a decade I unsuccessfully tried to balance a corporate career and a travel addiction, until one day enough was enough.

In 2011 I quit my job, sold everything I owned and set off to live, work and wander round the world, armed with a backpack, a good pair of boots, and no return ticket.

THIS IS MY STORY.

HIKING

Hadrian's Wall Trail, day 4 views

My Complete Hadrian’s Wall Trail Packing List

My complete packing list for walking the Hadrian's Wall Trail in northern England, with everything I took, and how well it worked.

Hadrian's Wall Trail, day 4 downhill

Walking the Hadrian’s Wall Trail: An In-Depth Guide

My detailed guide to walking the Hadrian's Wall Trail, a roughly week-long national trail across England.

Camino - single walker

Reflections on the Camino

What walking a Camino de Santiago, 865km across northern Spain from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Finisterre, meant to me.

Camino day 1 view

My Detailed Camino de Santiago Packing List

All the gear I took on the Camino Frances.

FOLLOW ALONG ON MY JOURNEY

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Colourful houses, Bristol

Why Bristol Is My New Favourite City In the UK

Before I visited Bristol, I couldn't understand why it kept winning best city awards. Now, I totally get it.

View of Lion's Head from Table Mountain

An Absolutely Incredible 10 Days in Cape Town

From hiking mountains to hanging out with penguins and so much more, my time in Cape Town was action-packed and incredible.

Hadrian's Wall Trail, day 4 views

My Complete Hadrian’s Wall Trail Packing List

My complete packing list for walking the Hadrian's Wall Trail in northern England, with everything I took, and how well it worked.

Hadrian's Wall Trail, day 4 downhill

Walking the Hadrian’s Wall Trail: An In-Depth Guide

My detailed guide to walking the Hadrian's Wall Trail, a roughly week-long national trail across England.