“Deliberate living is understanding that you have the power to write your own story. Life is just a series of chapters and adventures and you get to choose what those chapters are. Each day is a blank page and a chance to write a great story”

I’m Rob, a soon-to-be Dad, blogger and weekend adventurer.

‘Chapters & Adventures’ is my blog; the story of my travels, adventures and life.

My wife, Michelle, and I got married in October 2016 and we are expecting our first child in October 2017. We are both excited and terrified in equal measure but cannot wait to become a family of three. Inevitably, much of this blog will be about my impending fatherhood and my attempts to be a good husband as Michelle goes through pregnancy.

  • You can read more about my plunge into parenthood here

Michelle and I met in 2013 when we both worked at a castle. After just a few months together I was offered an opportunity to go and work in New Zealand and managed to convince Michelle to join me on the other side of the world.

We lived in Queenstown, one of the most beautiful places on the planet, for exactly 400 days and had the most amazing adventure, the best days of our lives so far.

  • You can read about our kiwi adventure here

When I’m not driving up and down the UK’s motorways, for my job as a regional operations manager in the tourism industry, I like to be outdoors. Whether it’s hiking, mountain biking, kayaking or just exploring new places, a great weekend to me, is one that was spent outdoors looking for adventure.

With a baby on the way I am already planning to be an ‘outdoorsy’ Dad, one that will be encouraging family adventures and proving that there’s more to life than iPads and Cbeebies.

  • You can read about our outdoor adventures here

Rob Haggan