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Anywhere We Roam


We are Mark and Paul. Adventurous and curious; pursuers of great travel experiences.

We travel to destinations with a story to tell, seeking hidden gems, local specialities, off-the-beaten-track experiences and jaw-dropping natural scenery. We’re drawn to the historical and political context that has shaped the lives of people and framed their collective culture.

At Anywhere We Roam we provide detailed information, location guides and local insights to help travellers experience more adventurous destinations; to help them understand community, to relish culture and gain a unique and memorable travel perspective.

In doing so, we hope to foster a richer understanding of others and build a better world, one journey at a time.

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NAVIGATING THE BLOG


INSPIRATION / All our travel writing content by topic including hiking, history travel and road trips.

PLACES / All our travel writing about a particular destination including guides, detailed itineraries and more.

BLOG / The catalogue of all our travel content on Anywhere We Roam including our top articles.

BOOK / Our resource page with all the travel providers we use to book our trips.


PAUL / GOOD COFFEE, LOCAL FOOD & EPIC SCENERY

I was born and raised in a small sheep farming community in Australia, called Byaduk. With a population of 40 people, most of the town were our family.

Escaping my destiny as a sheep farmer, I moved to London in 2008 where I worked as a change manager specialising mostly in organisational design. But, with a desire to travel too strong, I quit my job in 2016 to focus on other things.

I’m a self-confessed coffee snob, play the piano occasionally, and take most of the photos for this blog. My ideal restaurant would have no menu at all, chocolate is my weakness and I can spend hours fixing a microscopic spacing issue on this site. I think LA is actually OK.


MARK / MAPS, SPREADSHEETS, WILD SWIMMING & COLD BEER

I was born in Luton and raised in the commuter districts of London. I found my way into investment banking and had a birds eye view as the financial system crashed around me.

After 20 years in the markets, I headed back to school and completed a Masters in Philosophy and Public Policy, before working for organisations trying to improve the lives of the poorest people on the planet.

I love to swim, especially in the wild. I get unseemly pleasure from a good map, muddy hiking boots, a warm fire, cold beer and the government’s budget telecast. Spontaneity is a carefully planned exercise. I pretend to care about good coffee.

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OUR CORNER OF THE INTERNET

In 2020 we were thrilled to be nominated for a Webby Award, the Internet’s highest honour, in the Best Blog category. We were also named Travel Blog of the Year by Lux Life Magazine and selected as the Best UK Travel Blog in the 2019 UK Blog Awards. The UK based influencer network, Blogosphere Magazine featured Anywhere We Roam in their Issue 22 print edition and on their “In The Spotlight” feature.

Our travel writing has been nominated for Best Opinion Piece at Traverse 2019 and was selected by Lonely Planet for their blog post round-up three times. We continue working with Lonely Planet on both Instagram and as part of their Pathfinders programme.

We were also thrilled to be included by blogging heavyweights Expert Vagabond and Bucketlistly as one of their favourite travel blogs.

HOW WE TRAVEL

George Bernard Shaw said, “I dislike feeling at home when I’m abroad” and we completely agree. For us, travel is about immersing ourselves in a destination and seeing as much as possible; eating local food, trying out local bars and learning a few phrases in the local language.

We’re a little bit adventurous, but not too much. We’ll take off on a road trip, plan long stunning walks and get off the beaten track. But we like a hot shower at the end of the day. We search for adventures, sights and experiences that may or may not be a bust.

Human stories provide the most interest for us. Understanding the political landscape that has shaped a culture along with their historical heritage is critical to feeling like we’ve really travelled somewhere. Learning about other people’s lives teaches us valuable lessons about our own, making us grateful for having one of the best jobs in travel.

We leave a light footprint and a smile on the face of people we meet. If that sounds a bit like you, then join us everywhere and anywhere we roam / OUR PLACES

BEHIND THE SCENES

What do two London based travel bloggers get up to in addition to producing travel? Find out what we’ve been up to, where we’ve been and where we’re going next. Enjoy the occasional travel-related gem from across the web and find out what’s coming up on the blog.

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CONTACT US

For any media enquiries, if you’d like to work with us or just have a question, get in touch via email at hello@anywhereweroam.com / EMAIL

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Follow us on Facebook where we share the occasional longer-read from us, and travel writing from around the web / FACEBOOK

On Instagram, we share our favourite travel photos from all over the world, plus updates in our stories from wherever we are at the time / INSTAGRAM

For general ramblings, article shares and some of our travel photography, Twitter has it’s occasional uses / TWITTER

If you’re into that kind of thing, Pinterest contains all our articles so you can pin them to your favourite board PINTEREST

Finally, all our content is shared to Bloglovin’ where you can get notified of all our new posts and save them to your feed / BLOGLOVIN’

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