Adventure doesn't have to be in huge mountains or the bottom of the ocean and can be a simple encounter with life outside your comfort zones - the stories in Sidetracked will encompass all, and cover the globe by various means.John Summerton, Founder of Sidetracked
Sidetracked Magazine is an online journal featuring a limited collection of personal stories of travel, journeys and expeditions. The concept is simple: to capture the emotion and experience of adventures and expeditions throughout the world... and to inspire.
New editions of Sidetracked will be released on a regular basis. Subscribe to the free email newsletter to be sure not to miss out (enter your email address at the top of the page to do so). New features will be added in the near future.
Founder, Producer & Designer
Sidetracked is the concept of John Summerton, a freelance web designer based in Worcester, UK. John has always had a love for adventure and, after years of backpacking and travel, he can now normally be found somewhere outdoors with his wife and two children. His favourite places are up in the mountains of Wales or sitting by a campfire in the middle of the countryside.
John decided to combine his fascination for adventure and exploration with his love of good design, typography and photography to create Sidetracked.
John also runs a successful web design business. If you’re interested in setting up a website for your adventure or expedition, please get in touch.
Jamie Maddison is a writer, photographer and all round aspirant explorer. He cut his teeth in the big wild world of journalism working for the British rock-climbing magazine Climber. Since that time the enticing lure of expedition life has taken hold, and he now spends most of his days organising adventures and writing about all aspects of expedition life. He has written for the likes of Geographical and Hidden Europe and his photography was recently shortlisted as a Finalist in the Travel Photographer of the Year Awards. For the past two years Jamie has been planning an adventurous 30,000km expedition - involving 2000km of unsupported horse-riding - across the Eurasian steppe.
More information is available at: www.onesteppeahead.com.
Andrew Mazibrada is an adventure travel and outdoor writer and photographer. He is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild. Seduced by the freedom of independent travel and the wilderness beyond his day to day existence, he has been hillwalking and ultralight hiking in the United Kingdom and Europe (and Scandinavia in particular) for years and recently began to move towards mountaineering and alpinism. His backpacking has taken him into South East Asia, New Zealand, the US and Canada, India and Nepal - he thinks it will never be far enough. His credits include TGO, Trek and Mountain, Adventure Travel, Outdoor Adventure Guide, Scotland Outdoors and MMM. He also works with outdoor companies writing copy. He is, at any given moment, working on a guidebook or three, usually in the Alps or Scandinavia, two of his favourite mountain areas.
His blog can be found at www.journeymantraveller.com.
Orla O'Muiri is a journalism student at Edinburgh's Napier University. Each summer she takes to travelling the world, aspiring to be an adventure/extreme sports journalist. She will graduate in 2014 and that is the year it will all begin so stay tuned.
Her blog can be found at http://orlaomuiri1.wordpress.com/.
PLEASE NOTE: The copyright for the contents of this site (photography, illustration and articles) remains with the contributors. Please seek permission directly from them if you would like to feature their work. The copyright of Sidetracked Magazine is with JSummerton Design Ltd.
A huge thanks goes to EdOverHeels for his amazing technical know-how and helping to turn the pixels into code.