What does escaping the city mean to you?

“We are defined by the jobs we choose. Escape the City have successfully diagnosed that, for a host of reasons (parental pressure, status anxiety, the feeling of time at one’s back), many people choose jobs that leave them dramatically under-fulfilled and...
It’s all about the money

It’s all about the money

Ultimately, your escape plan is doomed unless you have a proper ‘money plan’ in place. Dom and I have experienced this through our own escapes. We both have plans in place to help us survive the period between quitting our jobs and Esc paying for itself. I...

Beach Life, Eco-Tourism: “So where next?”

“So where next?” It was September 1st 2006. We’d just welcomed the ‘first footers’ onto Vorovoro’s golden sands and Tui Mali had accepted our offer of the tabua (whales tooth) as our social contract with his community. We had begun. I’m not sure who had asked the...
Get Involved – Stand Up Paddle from Bath to London…

Get Involved – Stand Up Paddle from Bath to London…

Esc is proud to strongly recommend that you join a couple of British Adventurers “on the Water for a 150 Mile Charity Challenge Between Bath and London.” If ever there was a photo that encapsulates Esc in an image this would be it… love the look on...
In the footsteps of Captain Scott

In the footsteps of Captain Scott

“I saw you on the telly” screeched the voice from two checkouts over. Everyone looked up. “yeah, you were towing tyres or something training to walk to the North Pole”. My cheeks flushed deep scarlet; unless Ben Saunders was standing at the next checkout, she’d picked...

Conduct a Personal Audit

GUEST POST: There are so many exciting opportunities on Escape the City; how do you begin to work out what’s right for you and reflect on who you are, the experiences you have gained to date and where you want to be in the future? Here are ten really important...
Just Start

Just Start

One of the first things we learnt when we decided to build Escape the City was that whatever idea, plan or project you are working on, the only way to work out whether it is actually going to work in practice is to start. That doesn’t mean that you have to risk...