What is an Epic Quest?


It's a glorified bucket list, but it's less about death and more about making a game out of having adventures!


Every time I tick something off the huge list below, I get 20 points, every 100 points and I just up a level.


My current level, and lots more pics are here!

There are so many things on my Epic Quest that those in this box are the things I want to do in the foreseeable future: 

  • Visit Beirut and the rest of the Lebanon 
  • Do a photo shoot dressed as Poseidon #nakedin90days - more to come
  • Dive Gozo in Malta 
  • Make a slate pond in my garden 

Can you help me with any of these things? Or any of them below, then please get in touch. Or follow in Instagram and say hello. 

north America (The food and storm level)

  • Go down into the Grand Canyon
  • Go storm chasing and ideally see a tornado
  • Go on one of the great train journeys in Canada
  • Drive, train or bus it from the West to the East Coast of the States
  • Go to a state fair
  • Take on a huge food challenge
  • Visit a place named after a food and eat said food in that place
  • Go to any of the massive zoos
  • Stay in a motel (September 2018)
  • New England in the Fall (September 2018)


  • Visit Easter Island
  • Dive around the Galapagos Islands (Done July 2015)
  • Dance the tango in Argentina (Done April 2015)
  • Visit the Atacama Desert (Done May 2015)
  • Visit Machu Picchu in Peru (Done June 2015)
  • See a glacier
  • Take a boat up the Amazon (Done May 2015)
  • See Angel Falls
  • Volunteer somewhere in South America (Done July 2015) 


  • Visit Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland (Done August 2018)
  • Visit the Glenfiddich Distillery in Scotland
  • Spend a night in a castle
  • Smell the flowers at the Palace of Versailles in France
  • Visit the tulip fields in Holland (Done 2015)
  • Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, Italy
  • Visit the Duomo in Florence, Italy
  • Visit the Parthenon in Greece
  • Run my fingers through the lavender in an English lavender field
  • Take my picture looking all cold in Red Square Moscow, Russia
  • Visit Bran Castle


  • Go on an African Safari (Done 2017)
  • Dive with sharks in South Africa
  • Climb Table Mountain in South Africa
  • Go to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa
  • Visit Madagascar
  • Ride a camel through the Sahara Desert
  • Visit Petra, Jordan (Done 2016)
  • Haggle in French in a bazar in Morocco

Far east (The hidden temple level

  • Study Kung Fu in Shaolin, China
  • Visit the Great Wall of China
  • Visit Okinawa, Japan, the home of Mr. Miyagi 
  • Visit Potala Palace in Tibet
  • See the Taj Mahal in India
  • Spend time in Kashmir (Done 2017)
  • Ride the Trans-Siberian Railroad across Russia
  • Visit the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey (Done 2015)
  • Ride a horse in Mongolia

South Pacific (the Water/Beach level)

  • Dive with Sharks in Oz
  • See a Tasmanian Devil in Tasmania
  • Do a shark dive in Fiji
  • Visit Ayer’s Rock


Antarctica/Arctic  (the Snow Level)

  • Set foot on land
  • Photo with a penguin!
  • Visit Lapland, meet Santa and stand in the Arctic circle (done March 2018


  • Write a book that has five full length plays in it
  • Write a full length play (over 1.5 hours)
  • Publish Escape the Race (DONE – 5/10/2014)
  • Write a novel about not living up to societies expectations of you
  • Have some random person tell me they have read one of my novels
  • Write for a tourist magazine/website in South America
  • Publish my Hypnotic Boxes course on Udemy and its own website


  • Become conversational in a third language
  • Become conversational in a fourth language
  • Take a martial arts course in another country
  • Learn Tai Chi
  • Pass a civilian firearms training course
  • Learn how to fire a bow and arrow and a crossbow (Done November 2015)
  • Learn to Kite Surf/board
  • Take a photography course or just learn all the functions of my camera
  • Paint my own version of this painting - Emil Nolde - Moonlit Night, 1914 - Below
Emil Nolde - Moonlit Night

Travel level

  • Visit all 7 continents (6/7 complete)
  • Vist 40 countries (completed May 2015)
  • Visit 50 countries (Done Oct 2015)
  • Visit 60 countries and so on (Done 2017)
  • Visit 70 countries (Done 2017)
  • Visit 80 countries
  • Visit all 12 countries in South America
  • Have a conversation in French with a person from France and them not laugh at my poor use of their language
  • See lava – I’ve been very close, heard a volcano go off, seen them spout steam but no lava (Done Jan 2017 - Ethiopia) 

Random Level

  • Pilot an aeroplane
  • Fly in a helicopter (Done Feb 2017)
  • Hold a trademark for some words or another (Done Hypnotic Boxes - 2015)
  • Have five photos accepted on Shutterstock – I’ve tried several times but they hate me – I have a 500px gallery – you should check that out (it has pretty photos I took)
  • Dress as a gladiator and go to a fancy dress party (Done 31/10/2014)
  • Hit 100,000 followers on Twitter (Done)
  • Hit 200,000 followers on Twitter
  • Ride a Segway (Done March 2018)

Animal Level

  • See humpback whales breach
  • See a great white while under the water
  • See a leather back turtle on the beach (Done Feb 2017)
  • Be in a boat at the side of Killer Whales
  • See a mass migration
  • See wolves in the wild