to our round the world travelogue, the story of two Irish 30 year
olds who dropped it all to go travel the world for a year. This
web site was updated twice weekly, from the road and details our
thoughts feelings and experiences India through South East Asia,
New Zealand and finally South America.
For 365 days we left the security and comfort of our lives in Ireland,
in exchange for a round the world ticket with its promise of adventure
and excitement. Sounds like a mid-life crisis? Well, you are not
too far from the truth. After 5 years of digging into conformist
careers it felt as if our youth was rapidly slipping away. If we
were to have any chance of travelling the world we couldn�t
afford to wait.
The plan, like all great plans, is simple. Travel independently
for a year, seeing as much of the world as possible while taking
enough time to get the feel of each country. The priority is geographic
and cultural exploration, using the medium of adventure sports,
in particular rock climbing, as the fulcrum for our travels.
Combine a range of adventure sports with some of the world's remotest
travel destinations and serve on a bed of two semi-fit desk jockeys
and some would say you have a recipe for disaster, or at least very
To make our "Really Big Adventure" a reality it was necessary
to wait for the heavens to shift into perfect alignment. After many
years of research and pondering over ancient tomes (the "How
to Rock Climb" series), we determined that the time grew close.
The bursting of the dot com bubble and the collapse of the airline
industry finally signalled that, yes, it was time to go and Our
Really Big Adventure was born.