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Images From The Journey: Introducing the official #Janapar Photobook

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Whenever I head out on an adventure, I constantly find myself wondering why it took so much thinking and dithering before actually doing it. This still happens after years of experience. “It’s so easy just to do this! Why didn’t I do it ages ago?”

The same thing happened with the photobook that I’m launching this week. I could have created this at any point in the last couple of years. Instead, I dithered. But now I’ve got off my backside and created the definitive photo travelogue of Janapar, I’m wondering why it took so long to do it!

About the book, then: it is an unashamed slice of vicarious adventure; 66 carefully-chosen full colour images (and 2 black & white ones) that represent my best shot at communicating a 3½ year journey in pictures.

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It’ll be particularly enlightening to those of you who’ve read the book of Janapar, as it includes edited excerpts to give context to the story, but will be equally enjoyable to browse through if you haven’t.

Click here for an interactive preview and more details on the formats available. You can also download a PDF sample for a real taste of what’s inside.

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Other People's Adventures Philosophy Of Travel

Lessons Learned while Cycling to the North Cape (and Back)

Today’s guest post is from Bram Reusen, a serial traveller who this summer set off to cycle to Nordkapp in Norway. His tale is a reminder that the best laid plans always go astray — and, when travel is involved, that’s often for the better.

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Usually, I tend to romanticize things. I like that about myself, because it allows me to see the positive side of what I do.

In the past three years I have travelled to four continents and got around using various means of transportation. In order to finance those travels I also spent – and am currently spending – a significant time at home working temporary jobs.

Every time I come home I find that it gets easier to adapt to the routine of the work-week. What never changes, though, is the fact that after a certain amount of time has passed, I get anxious and feel the need to leave again. This usually happens after about a month or two. That’s the moment when I start picking up travel books and guides and begin daydreaming about new and exciting adventures.

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This exact thing happened a year ago.

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Budgeting & Finance

Self-Employment: A Life-Changing Tool for Freedom & Adventure?

I am not a rich man in the traditional sense.

(Money…? What’s that?)

But self-employment has given me enough of the modern world’s most scarce resource — time — to have spent my twenties on the kind of adventures that most cash-rich, time-poor nine-to-fivers can only dream about.

I believe that embracing self-employment (not necessarily poverty, I might add) has the potential to unlock unlimited doors to adventure for a great many people.