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Ben

Nordic Travel Specialist

Call Ben on 01737 303580

Email ben.chapman@discover-the-world.co.uk

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5 Continents visited

100 Kilometres snowmobiled

4 Oceans swam in

I’ve been fortunate enough to turn my lifelong passion for travel into a rewarding career. At 18, I made the decision to follow my original passion, football, on a 4-year scholarship to the USA. Whilst there I was able to explore multiple states and developed a new passion, travel. Since then, I have travelled to Asia, Europe and Africa experiencing other cultures as a solo backpacker!

I love to challenge myself and push my boundaries. An example of this would be when I flew to Bali with no plan, cash, or phone.

I arrived at 11pm with no idea of where I’d stay that first night. I challenged myself to speak with strangers to find my next step. It worked better than I could have imagined!

With Discover the World I have been able to explore the beautiful countries of Finland and Iceland. In Finnish Lapland I snowmobiled through snowstorms, golden hour and even darkness. I was able to walk on water (granted, it was frozen) and enjoy a traditional sauna in a glass igloo.

In Iceland, known as the Land of Fire and Ice, I indulged my adventurous side hiking thousand year old glaciers with breathtaking views over enormous mountains. I snowmobiled on an active volcano and even swam in geothermal water. I witnessed the immense power of Skogafoss and Gullfoss, and ran around Seljandsfoss and discovered hidden waterfalls whilst exploring caves. There's a lot of waterfalls in Iceland. Over 10,000 waterfalls in fact!

I love finding isolated areas off the beaten track and interacting with the people I meet along the way and hearing their stories.

Ben's Top Travel Experiences

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Snowmobiling through golden hour, on glaciers and an active volcano

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Overlooking the ocean from a lagoon in Iceland

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Landing in Bali with no phone, cash or plan at 11pm and just hoping it would work out, it did!

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Swimming with sharks in Florida

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Living in California and cycling in Santa Monica and Venice Beach

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Running around Seljandsfoss in Iceland and getting soaked!