Who Are We?

About Adventure O'Clock

We live in a world full of diverse cultures, bizarre creatures and inspirational places. It's time to start exploring!

We believe in doing what you can with the time you have and making the most of every opportunity. We started this blog to share our experiences in the hope that you'll be inspired to have more adventures of your own.

Maddy and Chris illustration, the team behind Adventure O'Clock

About Chris and Maddy

Hi! We're Chris and Maddy. We met in 2003 when we were students in Scotland and the adventure began soon after.

During the years we spent working as English teachers in Osaka, we travelled the length and breadth of Japan. We contributed a snowman to the snow festival in the frozen north, watched the sunrise from the top of Mount Fuji and even dived the mysterious underwater ruins of tropical Okinawa. We also learned to speak Japanese and developed an unhealthy love of kushikatsu along the way.

Chris jumping into Yoshino River rapids in Koboke Gorge, Shikoku

Chris Takes The Plunge

Moving on to Australia, we swapped business suits for wetsuits and worked on the Great Barrier Reef before setting off on a road trip. We were chased by possums in Tasmania, camped in the Red Centre and lived in Sydney long enough to see the New Year's fireworks from Harbour Bridge.

Later, working as diving instructors in Cyprus, we spent every day driving speedboats and jet skis up and down the Akamas coast. We indulged in excessive quantities of taramasalata and freshly baked baklava. And in our rare moments of free time, we explored Roman ruins, delved into Greek mythology and saw baby turtles hatching on the beach.

Maddy diving around coral on Kensho Maru, Truk Lagoon

Maddy Doing What She Loves Most

More recently, based in rural England, we worked as long-haul travel specialists. We spent most of our time planning other people's holidays to far flung destinations, very much off the beaten track, but still found the time to walk with dragons in Komodo and dive the wrecks of Chuuk Lagoon.

Wanderlust then got the better of us and we hit the road again.  After adventuring through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, we're now exploring our new home, Northern Ireland.

Where to Start?

If it's your first time here, welcome!

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Contact Chris and Maddy

We'd love to hear from you. Email us at adventureoclock{at}outlook.com