Hello and welcome to AdventureRob.com! This website is my personal travel blog documenting some of the things I do, the places I visit, my thoughts, photography and advice on all things travel and photography as well as the odd random musing. I hope it inspires others to leave the rat race and travel a bit, even if it’s just for a little bit. Travel isn’t always about expensive package deals and cruises. I’m living proof of that and am here to show you how it’s done long term on a much smaller budget.

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About Me

My name is Rob Fitzsimmons and I am originally from Portsmouth in the UK. I left my job just before Christmas 2008 and started travelling and writing this blog early 2009. My first destination was Malaysia and I travelled further around south east Asia followed by a year in Australia and a year in Japan after that where I met my wife. After a brief spell back in the UK to finish my studies I returned to Japan and remained for a few more years until I returned to my home country to start family life.

My number one hobby is travel followed closely by photography (I use and love my Olympus OM-D E-M5 which I think is the best travel camera at the time I purchased it. Other hobbies include writing, culture, video games (Beat ’em ups, RPGs and action games), and cars.

To contact me, please use the Contact Page or send me a message on Facebook or Twitter. You can also check out my about.me page or see my photography on 500px.com or FlickR. I really am all over the internet! I look forward to your comments! :-)

About AdventureRob.com

I started AdventureRob.com on blogger and transferred to a self hosted WordPress account in August 2009. The website uses the highly customisable Thesis theme which I would recommend.

I’ve divided the website into topics such as continents I have articles about and a few other ways of describing how the post is. For example: Adventure is about my more adventurous activites, Articles are aimed towards you for information purposes, Work is about how I am and how you can raise money whilst on the road. These are just a few examples about what I have on offer here.

One last note for those who are kind enough to stick around, every photo throughout my blog has mouse-over notes (just hold your mouse still for a few seconds over the photo), sometimes you’ll get extra information on the area or photograph, other times you’ll see a complete separate story to the post, enjoy ;-)

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