Ideas and Inspiration

First of all, have a look at my Bucket List. This is not a do-before-I-die list, but rather a collection of cool adventure ideas I might do one day. Or you might do one day! I spend a lot of time stumbling across exciting adventure ideas for my job – maybe some of them will inspire you.


Obviously, I have to start by recommending my own books.

Adventure Planning and Inspiration

For guidebooks, I often use Cicerone – the destination specific pre-amble is often worth more than the routes themselves. If you’re in need of maps quickly then Dash4it is great. Stanfords often has the unusual maps of far flung places that no one else keeps. I’d also highly recommend Scotland’s Winter Mountains with One Axe for people trying to get Winter ML QMDS. It’s a beautiful and well written book.

Business and Money

Now for life-changing business/finance and lifestyle stuff, I would recommend 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss and I Will Teach You to be Rich by Ramit Sethi. If you can look past the ostentatious names, they’re both worth their weight in gold.

Books I Love

There are so many books I love. My tastes of fiction are generally fantasy and adventure, with a fairly strict PG filter (!) In no particular order: Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien, Narnia Chronicles by C.S. Lewis, Complete Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle, A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, Abhorsen series by Garth Nix, Deeplight by Frances Hardinger, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper, the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (and Piranesi by the same), Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep for a place that feels so much like home to me…


Cheatsheet and Checklist Downloads

These are mostly legacy from older blog posts. You used to have to sign up to my mailing list to get them. Now you can just have them for free 🙂

Email Newsletter Checklist – How to Avoid the Top 3 Mistakes




Branding Cheatsheet – Find Your Brand




Get Your Content Noticed – Guide to writing Level 2 Content




Find Your Value – Working with Brands