My first real taste of the outdoors came in the form of an expedition to the Lake District as a teenager. Halfway up Scafell Pike we were caught in an almighty hail and thunder storm. I was tired and drenched through, but loved every minute of it and I’ve never looked back since, with trips to the Middle East, Asia and New Zealand. Next up? Who knows…
I have a passion for all things adventure and a bucket list that grows at an alarmingly faster rate than my bank balance. From wild camping in the unforgettable mountains of Norway to exploring the magical glacier caves of Iceland, I find no greater pleasure than finding new, weird and wonderful places to explore.
I started working with Adventure Travel in 2007 at which point I could be found skiing in Canada, biking and paragliding in France and white water rafting and quad biking in the Caribbean. However, after two stints on maternity in 2014 and 2016, the adventurous side has slowed down a little. I currently work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays in the office and am just as busy being a mum on the other days!
Born and raised in Stratford upon Avon, my passion for the outdoors is only matched by a love for water. With a background in paddlesports and surfing, the home of the Bard was wasted on me! Since February 2017 I’ve spent my time dry, indoors and as an Account Manager at Adventurize.
As a mother of three, my biggest adventures are about getting outdoors with the kids on the weekend, going for walks in the countryside and exploring the best that Warwickshire has to offer. Having graduated from the University of London many years ago, I joined Adventurize Media in 2011 and the rest, as they say, is history.
I’ve worked for Adventurize Media for six years now, though I took a hiatus in 2011 to ski guide in Meribel. I’ve always chased adventure. I climbed the Eiger when I was 15, and Mont Blanc the year after. Having seen glimpses of the beauty that this planet has to offer, I’ve made it my mission to explore and experience as much of it as possible.
Publisher Alun Davies launched Adventure Travel magazine over 20 years ago as an excuse to write about what he loved doing. These days, Alun has semi-retired his ice axes and spends more time on his other passion – adventure motorcycle touring.