Publisher and the Big Boss Alun Davies created Adventure Travel magazine 18 years ago as an excuse to write about what he loved doing. Since that first Pro-Plus-fuelled edition back in 1995, Adventure Travel’s gone on to become the longest-running outdoor title in the UK.
Nowadays, Alun’s hung up his ice axes and swapped them for a new passion – adventure motorcycle touring. And as is tradition, he’s launched a magazine and website about this too: check out AT’s sister site www.adventurebikerider.com.
When he’s not launching magazines, traveling or taking Pro-Plus, Alun’s an avid Cardiff City fan. He also likes Guinness, Fleetwood Mac tribute bands, and is working on turning his kids into the next generation of explorers.
Editor Rosie Fuller joined the Adventure Travel team in late 2009. Before then she worked on magazines about everything from guns and archery to weddings and erotica (that’s a posh way of saying porn), which she feels set her up well for life at AT.
Rosie loves traveling and adventurous sports, and her favorite trips so far include wild camping in Norway, planting trees in Australia and traveling round South America. She also blagged an exchange year to Austria when she was a student, to study, er, skiing. Closer to home, which wherever possible is her tent, she’s equally happy hiking, surfing and cragging all around the UK.
Rosie has an inexplicable fascination with farm animals, pressure washers and cars that don’t work. She wasn’t raised by wolves, but she did run away to join them when she was 16.
Adventure Travel online editor Bryn Davies first joined the AT team in February 2010 before disappearing to work a ski season in Meribel, France. We couldn't keep him away from us though and in July 2013 he was back.
Bryn enjoys mountain biking, hiking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding and just about anything that gets him out of the office. In 2006 Bryn climbed the Eiger at the age of 15 and then a year later went on to bag Mont Blanc. Three years after that Bryn underwent heart surgery, but within 10 months he was back on his bike cycle touring around Europe.
Currently Bryn is hoping that Cardiff City Football Club can survive their first season in the Premiership, and we reckon he might be disappointed.
Advertising sales extraordinaire Vicki Neal’s first edition of Adventure Travel was number 74 – and back in those days she was Vicki Hurley. Vicki loves adventure traveling and she's even been ice climbing in Canada, but she's just as happy sitting on a beach sipping a mojito.
Before she worked in sales, Vicki was a bluecoat at Pontins and then a family entertainer for Thompsons, so she does a mean rendition of Starlight Express. Make sure you ask nicely when you phone up.
Vicki also has the improbable talent of being able to sell advertising space with a beagle on her lap. We can only watch in awe.
Ad sales dynamo by day, rock star by night, Alex has been with Adventure Travel since the beginning of 2013. His love for adventure stems from his early teens when he managed to kayak the length of Lake Bala in Wales in gale force winds and 5ft waves, he was only 15 and he swears he almost died.
Before joining AT Alex worked for a local extreme sports company and before that he studied music at Stratford upon Avon college. When he's not in the office Alex can usually be found on stage playing guitar for Hip Hop/Electronic/Pop band KNGDMS and they're headed for stardom anytime now...
Every decent office should have a dog, and as the Adventure Land offices are more decent than most, we usually have two. But as Josie’s off having puppies, Louie gets the prime slot.
Louie loves walkies, treats, plastic bottles and he’s recently revealed a penchant for Sky remote controls. When he’s not off playing, he’s even been known to help out by answering the Adventure Travel telephones…