The Cornflake Traveller
I started travelling in 2002 and 14 years later I have travelled around 82 different countries across five different continents collecting a host of amazing experiences. I made my ambition in life “To Eat a Bowl of Corn Flakes in Every Country in the World” and in the last few years I’ve been written about in numerous newspapers and magazines, interviewed on a number of radio stations from different countries and I even appeared live on Australian breakfast time TV.
I was diagnosed with Type 1 when I was 9 years old and I like to give credit to the condition for making me the man I am today. It made me a stronger person and made me want to make the most of my life, as well as giving me some fascinating experiences while I have been on the road.
I graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in Genetics and have worked in a number of countries as a scuba diver, a cycle courier, a doorman, a waiter, a painter and decorator, a cancer research lab assistant, a holiday Rep and a long list of other things I dabbled in, all just ways of earning money so I could fund my trips around the world.
For the first 10 years I didn’t really tell my story, I just wrote a blog so my family and friends could read about what I was doing, but after a decade I decided to write a book, to build a couple of websites and I started making films, which you can see on my youtube channels. When asked to blog for Diabetes UK I jumped at the chance because I wanted to inspire people not to let diabetes get them down or stop them doing the things they want to do in life and I want to help people to see the positive side of being diabetic.