What if it doesn’t work out?

What if it doesn’t work out?

Here is a quick thought based on an email conversation I had with a friend who resigned from his bank today. He’s joining an early stage start-up in the renewable energy sector. I reckon starting your own business or joining a start-up is a fantastic decision...
The Big Escape Picture: 29 Nov

The Big Escape Picture: 29 Nov

Photo courtesy of Rob Cousins. The Annapurna Massif, as seen from an opposing hill. Rob is an escape hero who (in his own words): “left my dull mundane cruddy and pants city job to work in a new indursty closer to my heart’s desire in far off lands and I...
Friday Update: Focus, focus, focus!

Friday Update: Focus, focus, focus!

In the spirit of using this blog to track the story behind Escape the City and share what we’re working on I thought it would be a good idea to post a bit of an update… Dom is a stickler for focus and it is serving us well. If it weren’t for him we...

Want to travel the world for your job?!

Hi everyone – please get behind Em’s campaign to be 2011’s Paradise Hunter. She’s the only Brit in the final 40 and probably has more energy than the other 39 contestants put together. Please jump on and take 3 seconds out of your day to give...
A great call to action

A great call to action

This is the Holstee Manifesto. It is a great call to action to Stop dreaming and Start planning. In fact, Stop Planning and Start Doing. Get out there and make something...
Our Next Esc Wednesday: 1st Dec

Our Next Esc Wednesday: 1st Dec

Announcing the second in our new winter series of Esc Wednesdays. Click here to read our “What is an Esc Wednesday” page so you know what to expect and to see whether you would like to attend. Wednesday 1st December, from 6.00 pm, 7.30 pm start. Private...
The Big Escape Picture: 22 Nov

The Big Escape Picture: 22 Nov

Photo courtesy of Al Humphreys. “Riding across the Salar de Uyuni. Moments before I had randomly decided to make a naked fly-by of a photographer’s jeep!” Bolivia – July 2003 Picture taken whilst en route on Al’s epic round the world cycle....

Our Story #2 – Research

Hi everyone – this is the second in a series of blog posts which track the story behind Escape the City from the original idea through to what we’ve built today. This instalment covers – April and May of 2009 – how we set about working out how an idea might become a...
Outlive the bastards…

Outlive the bastards…

“Do not burn yourself out. Be as I am-a reluctant enthusiast… a part time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to...
The Big Escape Picture: 15 Nov

The Big Escape Picture: 15 Nov

Photo courtesy of our friends at The Adventurists who also believe Escaping the City is a splendid idea and offer a variety of highly irresponsible and ill-advised options, from tiny 1 litre cars to Mongolia to sofa bikes thundering across South America. In the...
Announcing an Exciting New Partnership

Announcing an Exciting New Partnership

We’ve long been fans of the Adventurists. In fact we’re rather jealous of them. They have built a tribe of people around making the world less boring. Their – now world famous – Mongol rally is the stuff of legends and each year they make a stack of cash for charity....
Our Story #1 – A Spark

Our Story #1 – A Spark

Hi everyone – this is the beginning of a series of blog posts which track the story behind Escape the City from the original idea through to what we’ve built today. Starting at the beginning – February and March of 2009 – this post tells the...