We love that Paul Everitt combines life as a plumber and tiler from Grimsby with aweinspiring adventures, conquering the world on the Bikecar (yep, you guessed it) and being the founder of Going Solo.

If that isn't enough to inspire some everyday adventures, we don't know what is.

His popular blog is packed with exploits, including kayaking more than 2,000 km around the Baltic Sea (and then cycling back home!) and following in Huckleberry Finn's footsteps with a journey down the Mississippi on a wooden raft.

Hi Paul, thanks for joining us. Reading your adventures is definitely enough to give us itchy feet, but where did it all begin?

Simple answer, I got bored of the backpacking scene. I started backpacking and working abroad in 2006, travelling and working in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, USA and elsewhere. It continued until the end of 2009 and travelling in this way gave me countless experiences, but I felt like I was lacking something. I felt more and more disconnected with how I travelled.

So while I was in the rainforest of Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica, I randomly dreamt up a new way to travel during a hectic thunderstorm, a means to move around that would connect and possibly inspire. And the Bikecar was born.

Cycling the bikecar across Canada gave me the strength and determination to succeed. The Bikecar also gave me the biggest challenges both mentally and physically to overcome. It broke me and then rebuilt me. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be here today if that journey hadn't happened.

I've been very fortunate to try many different ways of moving around: cycling, rafting, kayaking, and packrafting - but the Bikecar and its journey has had the biggest impact on my life.

For anyone who doesn't happen to have a one-of-a-kind take on cycling up their sleeve, what else belongs on every UK bucket list?

Packrafting - you could say that's on my bucket list. One of the reasons I want to head north into Scotland next year is to get on the water and explore the possibilities of what packrafting can bring.

And is Scotland your top spot in the UK? Is there anywhere else that never gets old for you?

It has to be home, Grimsby - but only for the fish and chips! For a country escape, I believe you can't go wrong with exploring Scotland. I'm hoping to explore more of Scotland in 2018 once my partner Kelly gets back from Canada.

That sounds like fun! And what about favourite memories?

It's hard to really narrow down to a favourite as there have been many perfect locations, but the one that makes me smile the most is when I had an uncomfortable standoff.

Having woken up early one morning on the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, I had to break camp and push on to cover as many miles as possible on my Bikecar. One issue though, I spent the night before with two fun Jamaican-Canadian lads who cooked up a fantastic oxtail curry.

Sadly, in the morning it didn't sit well with me and I had to make a mad dash into the woods with my toilet roll and spade. As I finished up my morning duties I looked over to my right and noticed there was a black bear also pooping in the woods. 20ft away from me!

We made eye contact and both had the same look of shame and embarrassment. I made a mad dash to pull up my trousers while he made a frantic wiggle to finish off.

Thankfully for me, given that I had left my bear spray in the Bikecar, he ran in the opposite direction while I made a dash back to the road.

Well, you know what they say about bears! Any not so good memories?

Bad experiences thankfully haven't been too frequent. Recently while cycling through America with my partner, we found the most perfect camping spot at the local park in the middle of a small town. It was quiet, sheltered and the grass green and soft. We had the plan to get up early at 5am, to beat the heat of the day.

Stupidly, we both slept through and were abruptly awoken by a heavy downpour of rain. It hadn't rained in months and we slept with the rain sheet off the tent. Then we realised it wasn't raining and that a sprinkler system had been turned on! I've never been so wet inside my tent. Our early start was delayed by 3-4 hours while everything dried out.

Pro tip, if it hasn't rained in months and all the grass is brown, yet you decide to camp on lush green grass - be warned! There is a sprinkler somewhere waiting to destroy your morning. Always check for sprinklers!

The voice of experience - we'll remember that! Bear spray aside, do you keep any other surprises in your backpack?

I actually don't pack anything too strange, I'm always trying to reduce space and weight so the weird stuff gets left behind. I do however always make room for my watercolours so I can paint small postcards to forward on to those who follow our journeys.

That's impressively creative! What about other must-pack items?

I've always got a Buff handy. It's not just headwear as it can be used as a filter, sling, bandage, blindfold, tube top and more. I've also got my own customised design of the world map and the UK so I can show people where I've been and where I'm from.

That's actually really clever, we love that. How about company? Who do you like to join you?

That's an easy question to answer - it's Kelly, my partner. We've been through so much together from kayaking the Baltic, cycling Europe, rafting the Danube, kayaking Alaska and Britsh Columbia and even more cycling across Canada and the US. We know each other so well that when times are challenging we can help each other push through.

There are definitely other people out there that I would love to collaborate with in some manner, Aaron Mitchell, Chaz Powell, Ian Finch and Fiona Quinn to just name a few.

And say we wanted to follow in your footsteps. Any words of wisdom?

Never be afraid to ask questions. I often find myself in the company of interesting people and I just can't stop asking questions. I just want to know more.

Work hard too. The question I often get asked is 'how do you afford to do all this travelling?' but it's simple - I work my socks off at my job (which I love). Both Kelly and I pay for our own adventures and we don't rely on sponsorship. Sometimes the effort and time invested into sponsorship hunting doesn't pay off - but a good day grafting on the tools always does.

And finally, just go. The first day can be very daunting and I still get nervous on the first day. We do as little research into our trips as possible to keep the mystery, but also to give us flexibility if plans A or B don't go as expected.

It's good to keep a sense of mystery sometimes! Where do you get your inspiration from?

When I'm not on my own trip I dedicate a lot of my time to sharing other people's stories via my own Q&A sessions. I've just recently posted my 100th.

The problem is, though, that when you start researching each person and their achievements, your mind starts to wander and you want to be out there taking on the world with them. Anything in the Northern hemisphere captivates me the most, especially Canada, Alaska and Scandinavia. Ian Finch tells a beautiful story through a camera lens, his Yukon river journey made me want to be there.

And what keeps you going when you feel like giving up?

I'm normally pretty good at pushing through the hard times, but my biggest weakness is food. There have been a couple of times when I've either run out of food, or it's had to be rationed.

During our recent kayaking trip in Alaska and British Columbia, Kelly had to ration our food 8 days into a 10 day stretch. My natural fat reserves lasted me quite a while, but on this one particular day they were gone and we had to watch our food because we were still a few days out from the next town. I cried a little, but knowing in the next town I could eat a cheeseburger or a pizza kept me motivated.

Pizza is always the solution, we agree! Finally, where can expect to see you racing off to next?

Well right now I'm working installing bathrooms and renovating houses in Grimsby, but the plan for 2018 is simple - explore more of the UK, then Europe and get back to Canada. I'm hoping for lots of cycling, rafting and kayaking trips.

Kelly and I have just purchased a van to turn into a home, so I'm pretty sure over the coming months my Instagram feed will be full of updates and van renovation photos.

Thanks Paul! We look forward to seeing those!

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