Interview Series: Introducing Ed from Rexy Edventures

| February 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

We read a LOT of other Travel Blogs in our spare time to get inspiration for our own trips. We also like to highlight some of our travel buddies on our blog so then you can be inspired by them as well.

So this week lets meet wild man Ed Rex from Rexy Edventures. He is self described as very vain, arrogant but caring, who can’t sleep with his head facing south and the best thing of all… HE LOVES TRAVEL.

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We have quickly learned that he LOVES to pose in black and white

Where are you from originally? And where are you answering these questions?

I’m from East Yorkshire, UK originally and I’m answering these questions from my workplace (shh don’t tell) in the East Midlands UK.

How long have you been travelling for?

I haven’t exactly travelled extensively but through short travel breaks. But if you had to say then it would be 10 years.

Tell us about the first moment that made you just want to become known as a “traveller”?

I just turned 16. I was on a holiday with my parents and this holiday would prove to be different then all the bog standard holidays that we’ve took in ther past. We went to Malta and after a week of cancelled trips due to stormy weather, a volcanic eruption off Sicily stopping our planned visit there, we just chilled at the beach and hotel.

We were determined to have an adventure so off we booked a car to drive in and take the ferry to 2nd island of Malta. However, this car, I think was amazing! It refused to start unless somebody pushed it, and you know it, it was me diddums! But that moment when we were the first to get off the ferry up a ramp first with me pushing the car with my parents in it, with the locals beeping their horns and shouting at me from behind and the police laughing at me…I grinned.

This was truly a travel moment and from then I wanted to travel and get myself in these situations to remember. Heck, everytime I think of Malta, I think of the ferry and the pushing!

What’s your favourite destination and why?

Currently…Uganda at the River Nile. You cannot run out of things to do there..whitewater rafting down the River Nile, watch the amazing and unique sunsets, go on safaris, dance in the bars, go shopping in the markets, history museums, volunteer at the schools, eat at the local restaurants etc. I like it as there’s no distinct tourist areas and so I know everywhere I go, I see the real thing. I stayed there for a month and I loved it. I want to go there again.

If you could show up to any airport and pick any destination, where would you go?

South Africa. It’ll be crossing several things off my bucket list, namely which one involves meeting wild penguins with me dressed in a tux 🙂

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Ed seems to love dressing up...

What is the most disgusting thing you have eaten or drank on your travels?

I pride on myself being able to eat and drink anything without hurling anything up. I know it sounds lame but ginger coffee really repulses me and for eating? Celery. I really really really really hate celery. I don’t see the point.

What do you never travel without?

My headtorch. It’s so effing useful for anything especially if you are in a dorm and trying to find something or trying to find the toilets in the african wilderness! My uncle keeps me supplied with them, he’s just given me one for Christmas and it flashes red AND white!

What has been the biggest adrenaline rush that you have ever experienced?

Being chased by a big ass momma elephant on foot. Stay away from their babies! Or skydiving! I jumped out of a plane for charity and I had a awesome blast on the way down. I saw the curvature of the Earth, you can’t get more stunning than that!

The ultimate travel tip that you wish you had known before you started travelling is…

Experience as much as you can! Before I started travelling, I was so unbelievably shy and would shake my head and say no at offers of a lifetime, preferring to stay within my comfort zone. Now, after a few travels, I’ve got heaps of confidence, massively independent, and ready to hit the world in my new travels to experience what’s there to offer. Live it!

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Ed getting all independent in the forest

And where can we find out more about you?

Website: http://rexyedventures.com

Twitter: @rexyedventures

Facebook: www.facebook.com/rexyedventures

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Cole is one half of New Zealand's leading adventure travel blogging couple who have been wearing out their jandals around the world since 2009. He loves any adventure activities and anything to do with the water whether it is Surfing, Diving, Swimming, Snorkeling or just lounging nearby on the beach. You can follow Cole on Google+. Or consider following us via RSS Feed, Twitter, Facebook and subscribe to our Newsletter.

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