Road Trip Goals

Mission statement: Provide value to those who follow my journey

Educate

It is my aim to create and publish content that will be educational to my audience.

Whether you are a small business owner or freelancer considering the digital nomad lifestyle and want an honest insight into the pro's and con's, or you're into travel and want to learn about the places and people I will be meeting, or you're a photographer interesting in learning new skills or just finding great photography locations I'm confident you will value in the content I'm looking to put out once the road trip commences.

During my initial road trip of the UK and Europe, I will primarily living in a campervan and will therefore be seeking out free/cheap places to park up overnight. I will therefore be creating eBooks for each country that I visit with coordinates for parking places I have found myself, or have seen others recommend and can confirm are still available.

I am a vegan and will therefore be seeking out vegan cafes/restaurants and street food vendors. Again, I will initially be creating an eBook/Book for each country I visit with a list of all the vegan venues I find on my travels. Note, that I will be breaking my vegan diet if the moment calls for it. For example, a local invites me to eat with them, or I'm trying the national dish. Whilst this may upset some vegans out there, I believe to truly appreciate a country and its people, you break bread with them so I will not let my dietary choices prevent me from truly experiencing a country.

I will also be posting small business and freelance related business content. Tutorials, advice, hints and tips etc. This content will primarily be published on my blog and website so be sure you're subscribed if you are a freelancer starting out can could benefit from content designed to assist you in your business venture and get the most from your online presence. 

Entertain

I'm confident that this road trip is going to provide both ups and downs, laughs and tears and I hope to share as much of this adventure with you through my various channels including my blog, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

I'll be providing honest reviews of the attractions, cafes, restaurants etc that I visit on my travels. Let me be clear though, I'm no food critic. I just know what tastes good and what doesn't.

Where possible, I hope to interview some of the people I meet on my trip but please bear in mind that I will be travelling on my own initiative and therefore don't have a film crew or anything.

Support Charities

An important part of my self-employed journey is to be in a position where I can dedicate time to supporting charities.

I will be providing free photography services and images to small charities along my travels, especially so those aligned with Mental Health, Homelessness and Children's services.

In addition to the free photography services and images as part of my #roadtrip4charity project, I will also be donating a percentage of the proceeds earned through the sale of my images to charities. You will be given the option to nominate your charity at checkout when purchasing any of my prints from a pre-defined list of charities. 

I'll also be releasing photobooks around mental health and homelessness, consisting of images taken during my travels. A percentage of the sales of these photobooks will also be donated to charity. 

If you are a small charity that could benefit from free photography services or images, please do get in touch.

Travel Resource

Grumpy Gits Roadtrip. Travel resource. Digital nomad. Vanlifer. Becoming a digital nomad. Travel blogger. Travel photography. Commercial photographer. EmC Photography. United Kingdom

It is my hope to create a really useful resource for fellow travellers. Whether they are simply looking to visit a particular country or undertake a longer-term road trip covering many countries.

This will heavily depend on how much support I get on my travels in way of people engaging with me for my services or purchasing my images and eBooks/photobooks as creating the resource I have in mind will require significant development work of both the website and an app which you will be able to download and use both online and offline on your travels. The app/website will allow you to enter a location, or use your GPS in using the app, to find nearby free or cheap overnight parking for those in a campervan, nearby attractions, cafes, restaurants etc.