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Have you ever wanted to explore?
Set up to document my travels, Andy Explores is a website dedicated to seeking out experiences and adventures wherever they might be lurking - unconventional and often embarrassing, these are the stories which I hope will serve to inspire others to have their own adventures, break down preconceptions about the less visited corners of our planet, and make people laugh, whilst hopefully proving that exploring the world isn't something which is limited to the rich or the highly skilled.
"Adventuring can be for the ordinary person with ordinary qualities, such as I regard myself" - Edmund Hillary
I have recently returned from nine months of story collecting which included an overland trip through Central America, following in the footsteps of my great grandfather in the deserts of North Africa, and three months of trekking through the Tanzanian mountains.
Currently, I'm back in the UK, and alongside planning for the next big adventure, I have had the honour of being selected by the Ordnance Survey (you know the map people) to be one of their #GetOutside Champions for 2017, meaning I will be doing my utmost to inspire more people to have their own adventure in the great outdoors.
Join me on social media to follow the planning and preparations for the next trip, and to revisit some old favourites!
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Lisbon you absolute beauty! Can't get enough of your cobbled streets and custard tarts...… https://t.co/OlogiLztt5