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Who is That Adventurer?

We’re Hannah and Thom.

That Adventurer is about our outdoors adventures on the west coast of Canada with Elvis the Van (our self-converted Ford E150 that we lived in for 5 months).

We share a love of travelling and adventure. In the 8 years we’ve been together we’ve managed to fit in a lot of travel. In fact, one of our first dates was spending a weekend hitch hiking as far away from our university campus as possible in 36 hours.

Hannah started the blog after graduating back in 2013 and has documented all of our adventures together since then. Thom doesn’t appear in photos or videos, but he’s usually always there in the background helping to take and edit photos and videos.

When we first met we discussed countries we might like to move to one day. We both said “Canada!” and so, a few years later we made it happen.

At the beginning of 2017 we moved to Canada and took the long way from Toronto to Vancouver (via Florida Keys, Texas and the US West Coast! See our full USA road trip route here). We’re now Canadian permanent residents and I don’t think I could be any more in love with where we get to live. 

We’re budget travellers through and through. We don’t splurge on fancy restaurants or hotels. We find accommodation that’s affordable with out slumming it and often cook our own meals to save.

But most importantly we’re outdoors lovers. We love hiking, kayaking and Hannah in particular just likes wandering. It’s free entertainment no matter where you’re travelling.

We want to help you have the best adventure ever.

On That Adventurer, you’ll find photography and writing to light up your wanderlust. We’ll also pull together honest reviews and guides to restaurants, experiences and hotels we use along the way. Oh and plenty of guides full of tips we’ve learnt (probably the hard way) to help you get the most out of your trip.

Since we’ve moved to Vancouver most of our recent posts will be on the beauty that is British Columbia. We’re determined to see as much of it as we can. And trust us, there’s one heck of a lot of beautiful places to see.

If Canada isn’t on your travel list then check out the list of places we have previously visited for some inspiration and guides.

Whatever you do, go and be That Adventurer.

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  1. […] stop is a quick trip to the west and into Wales with Hannah from That Adventurer. To be more precise we’re heading to the home of England and Wale’s highest mountain Snowdon, […]

  2. Hi. All the post and place you travel seem breathtaking! It makes me want to just get up and go! 🙂 i was wondering do you travel alone? And do you travel for a living to write about it in a blog?:)

    1. Hey Jessica,

      Thanks for your comment, it’s so lovely to hear that this blog of mine makes you want to get up and go, as that’s exactly what I hope to achieve!

      I usually travel with my boyfriend, although have previously travelled alone too.

      I don’t travel for a living (although that’d be the dream!) I actually work in Digital Marketing full-time in London and just make sure I travel as much as I can at the weekends and with my annual leave. Whilst I don’t make any money from my blog, but I do get to do some very cool things (such as the try new restaurants, and experiences) which I wouldn’t get to do otherwise.

      If you’d like to know more, fire away 🙂 x

  3. Hi there!

    I absolutely love your work, you are living the dream. I recently just decided to take m travel/adventure blog seriously as well. But i need some guidance to point me into the right direction! What would you recommend me to do? How do i get sponsored? What do i need to develop to build the audience to increase the chances of travel opportunities?

    i would love to hear from you,

    Carpe Diem,

    Jack

    1. Hey Jack,

      Thanks so much for your comment, it’s lovely to hear you love what I’m doing.

      I currently work full time in an office job in london, so it’s not quite living the dream. I just use my annual leave allowances and weekends to travel as much as I can and explore new places.

      I started this blog almost two years ago and I’d say the best place to start is to build up asocial media following. Most of my readers found me through Twitter so I’d start there. Following and commenting on similar blogs is also a great way to get to know other bloggers and join in the community!

      Whilst I’m not sponsored as such, I have been lucky enough to go on some incredible trips, and try out fantastic new things (whether restaurants or snowboarding). I’m honestly not sure how the PR companies found me, but I’d hasard a guess that it was also through having a strong Twitter presence.

      I’d say just start chatting to people online (like it loooks like you are) and stick with it!

      Hope that helps a little, let me know if you want to know more 🙂 x

  4. Glad to have stumbled upon your blog! Off-the-beaten path travel is my prefered style. Really looking forward to reading more of your adventures for more inspiration!

    1. Thanks Ray!

  5. Hey, Scotland is gorgeous! You’ll love it!

    How long do you think you’ll be in Scotland for? You should definitely spend a couple of days exploring Edinburgh and try and make it up to the Highlands if you can. Will you have a car that’ll make it a little easier to get from place to place.

    I have a few posts on Scotland here for some inspiration: https://thatadventurer.co.uk/?s=scotland

  6. Hi Hannah!

    I just came across your blog while doing some googling about Grenoble, and I saw that you had lived here for 9 months awhile back! I just moved here last week from Canada on a whim, hoping to find somewhere to call home for the next year. I wondered though if you might have any resources on Grenoble, maybe some thoughts on how to best meet people in the city, things to do, how to access good hikes sans car, etc. I am also looking for maybe some of your general thoughts on the city itself if you wouldn’t mind a little chat. I chose Grenoble because I love the outdoors (mostly hiking, rock climbing, backpacking, camping, some skiing) but I am also open to exploring other French cities/towns if you have any recommendations! I booked accommodations for the first month here, but after that I am free as a bird.
    Hope to hear from you!

    All the best,
    Courtney

  7. Me and my wife are traveling from Northern California to Vancouver Island (Torfino & Campbell River) September 29-Oct 6. Is there away of receiving your travel recommendations without the ads so i can print them out?
    Happy trails,
    Ed and Jennie Olivero
    Pleasanton, CA

  8. Hi,

    Hope you are doing great!

    I am Alishba, works for an online digital marketing agency Futuristic Artists
    I came across your site thatadventurer.co.uk and got impressed with the frequent updates on it
    Wondering if you accept sponsored blog posts on your blog?Kindly let me know price per post
    Also, let me know price per in-content text link placement on an existing blog post of your site

    Regards,
    Alishba

  9. Hi Hannah!

    I’m Tom Huang, an indie filmmaker and lover of U.S. National Parks and outdoor adventures such as yourself. First of all, fantastic and spectacular pics on your Instagram and blog… so pretty and actually quite inspirational.

    My story is that I actually got so inspired hiking through the Narrows at Zion National Park that I made a micro-budget feature film, using some great National Park trails as characters in the film… I wanted to get people as inspired as I was, hoping that they’d point at the screen and say, “I want to go there.” The film is called “Find Me,” about an emotionally damaged accountant who comes out of his shell to search for a co-worker friend who has left clues on her whereabouts in National Parks across the West. We shot in places like Zion, Death Valley and Yosemite… I carefully chose some of my favorite trails that could take people to another world, while being relatively non-technical and doable. My filmmaker friends and I shot the film from a budget out of my own pocket, and the film went on to over a dozen film festivals across the country, winning Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay and Audience Awards, while getting amazing responses from critics and packed audiences everywhere, all universally saying they came to see the National Parks but got caught up in the story. The Chicago Reader called the film “a strikingly original road movie…” while Reel Honest Reviews raved that the film “is a funny, uniquely charming, and gorgeous film.”

    Okay, I’m going to cut to the chase before this message gets too long (maybe it’s too late for that)… so basically, we’re now at a place where we’re ready to release the film to the public, and are depending on a lot of grass roots marketing and social media to get the word out about the film. I’m looking to see if I can work with like-minded influencers and bloggers like yourself to get word out on the film, and further both our goals of helping people get out to amazing places. If you’re curious and want more info on the film, you can see a trailer on our website at: http://www.findmethefilm.com/trailer . You can click on any of the top tabs of the site for more info as well.

    If any of this piques your interest, I’d be happy to send you a screener link of the film for you to view. We can work together in any way you wish, whether it be a blog post, a shared social media/Instagram campaign or simply just a mention sometime, whatever you feel comfortable with. I know you have a lot going on with what you do with your site and IG account, so no worries of course if you have to pass… but if something here interests you, please let me know, as I think it’d be really fun to work together on something and get people excited about getting out to their own adventures! If you want to talk further, you can email me back… thanks so much for your time and consideration, keep up the great work and enjoy your time here on the North American West Coast!!

    Cheers,
    Tom Huang

  10. Hi! I’m Esther. I hope you don’t mind. I found your post in how to get ready for ski season on Pinterest. I wanted to let you know that most of the items you recommended are not in stock. Wouldn’t want you to miss out on those affiliate commissions!

    Also, I am starting a similar blog called ColoradowithKids.CO Check us out if you get around it. We need all the support we can get, we’re just starting out.

  11. Hey guys! Do you by chance to guest posts! Would love to feature on your site!

  12. Hi!

    How are you doing?

    I’d love to contribute an article to the Adventurer blog, is that possible? I’m part of the content team at Go-Forth.

    I’m happy to send over some ideas, what are you thingking?

    Best,
    Darlin

  13. Hi Hannah and Thom,
    Came across your website and wanted to email you but can’t find an email address.

    I’m planning a post entitled “Travel Bloggers on their favorite hikes around the world” and wondered if you might be interested in contributing?

    If so let me know.
    Frank
    http://www.bbqboy.net

    1. Hi Frank, sure, we’d be interested. Email is [email protected]

      Thanks!

  14. Hi Hannah and Thom,

    The last few months have been a rough patch for our industry, so I thought I would email you with something positive on this warm Wednesday afternoon: you’re in the running for a British Travel Awards nomination!

    We’ll be sponsoring the Blogger Award at the prestigious British Travel Awards again this year, and we’d like to invite you to run for a nomination in one of the following categories:

    • Most Adaptive Blogger – celebrating bloggers who adapted their content to the new realities of life posed by the coronavirus
    • Best Newcomer – there’s still a good chance to win here!
    • Best Blogging Veteran
    • Best Staycation Travel Blogger
    • Best Pet Travel Blogger – there’s still a good chance to win here!
    • Best Accessible Travel Blogger – there’s still a good chance to win here!
    • Best Health & Fitness Travel Blogger – there’s still a good chance to win here!
    • Best Cultural Travel Blogger
    • Best Travel with Kids Blogger – there’s still a good chance to win here!
    • Best Gluten-free Travel Blogger

    We have assembled an expert panel that will select one winner from each category. This winner will be put forward as a nominee for the coveted Blogger Award at the British Travel Awards.

    Our panel includes last year’s winner Stephanie Parker (Big World Small Pockets), Dave McClane (Man vs Globe), Toby Whitehouse (Director at Gaydio) and Sarah Newton (Marketing Director here at Teletext Holidays).

    To sway the panel to pick you, please send us a short pitch (150 – 200 words) for your blog, including:

    – Your name
    – The name and URL of your blog
    – The category that you’d like to pitch for
    – Why you should win in this category
    – Your proudest achievements of the past year

    Your pitch needs to be unique content, so no copying and pasting!

    Please also send along a profile picture – this will be added to an announcement on our blog in case you win in your category.

    The deadline for sending in pitches is Sunday 16 August.

    I look forward to presenting your pitch to our panel. If you have any questions at all, please let me know! 🙂

    All the best,
    Oliver

  15. Hi Hannah and Thom,

    Here’s just a little reminder that you can send it your pitch for the Teletext Holidays Blogger Award at the British Travel Awards 2020 until the end of Sunday 16 August!

    At the moment, our least competitive category is Health & Fitness! #insidertip :blush:

    Amongst last year’s category winners were Lloyd and Yaya from Hand Luggage Only, food blogger Andy Hayler, Amy and Andrew from Our Big Fat Travel Adventure, Angie from Silverspoon London, Stefan & Sebastien from Nomadic Boys, Susanna Scott from A Modern Mother and Stuart and Kirstie from The Family Adventure Project. 

    From our amazing set of category winners, Stephanie from Big World Small Pockets, Dave from Man vs Globe and Claire and Laura from Twins that Travel were eventually selected by British Travel Awards voters to come attend the spectacular awards night. :sparkles::clinking_glasses::sparkles:

    How to Win the Blogger Award in 2020

    To sway our expert panel to pick you as a category winner, please send us a short pitch (150 – 200 words) for your blog, including:

    – Your name
    – The name and URL of your blog
    – The category that you’d like to pitch for 
    – Why you should win in this category
    – Your proudest achievements of the past year

    Your pitch needs to be unique content, so no copying and pasting!

    Please also send along a profile picture – this will be added to an announcement on our blog in case you win in your category.

    You can still send in your pitch in the following categories:

     •    Most Adaptive Blogger 
    •    Best Newcomer – there’s still a good chance to win here!
    •    Best Blogging Veteran
    •    Best Staycation Travel Blogger
    •    Best Pet Travel Blogger – there’s still a good chance to win here!
    •    Best Accessible Travel Blogger – there’s still a good chance to win here!
    •    Best Health & Fitness Travel Blogger – there’s still a good chance to win here!
    •    Best Cultural Travel Blogger
    •    Best Travel with Kids Blogger – there’s still a good chance to win here!
    •    Best Gluten-free Travel Blogger – there’s still a good chance to win here!

    Don’t miss your chance to be nominated for a prestigious British Travel Award! :smirk:

    Best wishes,
    Oliver

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