INTERVIEW WITH DAVE CORNTHWAITE

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Interview with Dave Cornthwaite (and how to say YES more!)

In 2005, Dave Cornthwaite quit his job as a graphic designer and has not looked back since. So far, he has completed 12 out of 25 unique 1000 mile journeys, all on non-motorised transport. The latest one was scooting across Japan on a kick scooter named Swifty.

Dave's ethos in life is to 'Say yes more'. So I was thrilled when he said yes to my request to interview him. When he's not travelling the world, he is busy writing books, giving inspirational talks and also nurturing the ever expanding Yes Tribe.

Interviewing Dave felt like chatting to an old friend. He is the nicest, most easy going guy with an infectious joie de vivre. We joked about how city life can wear you down and stress you out, and how you need to get out of the house more!

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In the city, life is really stressful. We’re wild animals. We’re meant to be outside. The outdoors is a beautiful, perfect medicine.

Dave is also an advocate for solo travel, and also enjoys a bit of Spotify time when he's nearing the end of a trip (check out the interview below to find out about Dave's guilty pleasures!) I hope you enjoy the interview. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section :)


Solo travel is such a rich experience. I would recommend everyone, to do a couple of trips, at the very least.

Check out Dave's website, Twitter and Facebook page for more info and how you can Say Yes More.