I recently came across Mark Moxon, a traveler who has had his share of the rat race, and now juggles his life between vagabonding, freelance web developing, producing and writing.
Pushed into it by the utter fear of having his own perfect peach bathroom, he quit his ‘proper’ job in 1995 as an escape from a predictable conventional life; ever since, he just hasn’t stopped. On visiting his website, I was thrown aback by the number of long trips he has made.
His first escape lasted 33 months where he traveled through Australia (twice), New Zealand, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India (twice) and Nepal.
A million well-narrated stories to tell from this adventure, his website will keep you glued for hours, as, in his words:
It’s the story of a journey which was challenging, difficult and amazingly rewarding, a 33-month journey through one corner of the world, a journey that, even when my health had failed and I was stewing in my own juices in the middle of absolutely nowhere, made me realize that however bad life got, at least I didn’t own any peach-colored potpourri.
I walk because I like walking. You never know what’s around the next corner, and you never know what memories are waiting to happen, and although it might hurt sometimes, walking is a wonderful opportunity for thinking, meditating and getting away from the stresses of life.
“When I Walk, I Bounce” is the name of his latest book that was published earlier this year and recounts his walk across England. Should you be a walking enthusiast, on his Long Distance Walks webpage, you can find numerous trail ideas and itineraries
Mark also has his own travel-writing website where he has 490 tales from 17 countries and 1550 photos; alongside downloadable eBooks, audiobooks and podcasts.
Definitely one of the most comprehensive and motivating travel sites I have seen.