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South Downs Way, looking toward Beachy Head

Walking the South Downs Way: An In-Depth Guide

An in-depth guide to walking the South Downs Way with accommodation, costs, route breakdown, and much more.

Pantheon

What You Need to Know Before Visiting the Acropolis

Everything you need to know before visiting the Acropolis, including the best way to beat the summer crowds.

Great view, Cotswold Way day 5

Walking the Cotswold Way: An In-Depth Guide

An in-depth guide to walking the Cotswold Way with accommodation, costs, route breakdown, and much more.

Alpacas beside river - closeup

Hiking With Alpacas In New Zealand (or How to Have a Very Happy Girlfriend)

That time I went hiking with alpacas in New Zealand.

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.

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South Downs Way, looking toward Beachy Head

Walking the South Downs Way: An In-Depth Guide

An in-depth guide to walking the South Downs Way with accommodation, costs, route breakdown, and much more.

Great view, Cotswold Way day 5

Walking the Cotswold Way: An In-Depth Guide

An in-depth guide to walking the Cotswold Way with accommodation, costs, route breakdown, and much more.

Dave with backpack

The Best Hiking Pack I Have Ever Owned

After 18+ months and 200+ miles, I'm very impressed with my Osprey Talon 44 hiking pack. Here's why.

Mueller Hut Route view

The Mueller Hut Route: A Gloriously Tough Day Hike

The Mueller Hut route in Mount Cook National Park was a tough, sweaty, wonderful day hike.