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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.

Best UK travel blog, Anywhere We Roam

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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.


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.

Namibia Road trip itinerary


In January 2021, we were thrilled to be named Blogger of the Year at the Travel Media Awards and to pick up the bronze medal in the British Travel Awards. Our article on the Jurassic Coast won silver in the Visit England Excellence Awards in 2020, and we were honoured to be nominated for a Webby Award in the Best Blog category in 2020 and 2021.

Our travel writing was nominated for Best Opinion Piece at Traverse 2019 and selected by Lonely Planet for their blog post round-up three times. We continue working with Lonely Planet on both Instagram takeovers and as a contributing writer.

Our photography has been featured in Gestalten’s Wanderlust Europe and Suitcase Magazine’s Freedom Issue. The Blogosphere Magazine featured Anywhere We Roam in their Issue 22 print edition and on their “In The Spotlight” feature in September 2018.

We were also thrilled to be included by blogging heavyweights Bucketlistly and Expert Vagabond as one of their favourite travel blogs, and to be included on detail.com 50 Best Travel Blogs.

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Traverse Creator Awards

2021 / Winner – Blogger of the Year | Blogosphere Awards

2021 / Shortlist – Best Web Design, Best Epic Imagery and Best Photography Piece | Traverse Creator Awards

2021 / Nominee – Best Blog | Webby Awards

2020 / Winner – Blogger of the Year | Travel Media Awards

2020 / Bronze – Best Travel Blog | British Travel Awards + Teletext Holidays

2020 / Finalist – Travel Blogger and Travel Blog Post of the Year | British Guild of Travel Writers

2020 + 2021 / Gold Winner – Travel Websites | w3 Awards

2020 / Winner – Best Cultural Travel Blog | Teletext Holidays + British Travel Awards

2020 / Silver – Travel Content Award | Visit England Excellence Awards

2020 / Nominee – Best Blog | Webby Awards

2020 / Winner – Best Travel Blog | Greater London Enterprise Awards

2020 / Winner – Travel Blog of the Year | Luxlife Magazine

2019 / Nominee – Best Opinion Piece | Traverse-19

2019 / Winner – Best Travel Blog | UK Blog Awards


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


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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’