I found this blog and I saw a light at the end of the tunnel. I identify so much with your work.
Gabriel S., Sao Paulo
Russell is one of the those talented writers with an ability to mine the 'story behind the story' for a far more interesting insight. His pieces on family, relationships and fatherhood are stellar.
Linda J., Raleigh-Durham
I love reading your blog. The words you write with personal feeling and reflection hit the spot for me.
James W., Guildford
Another ridiculously inspiring article from Russell Ward on following your dreams.
Dannielle Noonan, Newcastle
We're on the verge of another life changing move in our fifties and your post gave me the nod I have been needing.
Johanna C., Perth
Thanks for putting into words my experiences. I'll send this to my closest friends and family so they'll understand why I left Argentina to travel the world.
Diego G., Sao Paulo
Thanks for your inspiring posts - they have kept us moving, despite the doubts and uncertainty. Your writing has made a profound impact on us.
Dorene & Troy, Indonesia
I love your new blog - I relate so much. I too seek the life less ordinary and can I say you are nailing it!
Carolynne Marshall, Canberra
I love your gift of the English language and your profound ways of describing life's intricate experiences. Thank you for enlightening my day in the office.
Russell's ability to examine his conscience on the page gives his writing a delicious intimacy that the reader can't help but be drawn into. Clear and straight-talking, his work never fails to entertain.
Aisha A., Toronto
This blog. It's everything I hoped for. I read the posts and suddenly felt at ease that the craving for a 'life less ordinary' is as abundant in others as it is in me.
Kelsey M., USA
Russell is one of those people you meet and instantly feel inspired by. His blog is raw, honest and quirky and provides compelling reading with every entry.
Nicole C., Melbourne
I read this blog and I wanted to let you know how much I admire your work. The posts made me realise I'm not alone and I thank you for that.
Anita R., Athens
Wow, this is one of your best posts ever. I get goosebumps reading it!
Carrie S., Edinburgh
We are currently searching for greater freedom in our everyday life and this blog is an inspiration!
Susan M., USA
This blog is so honest and real. I love how you don't shy away from talking about the tricky stuff, the times when life abroad is really tough.
Vicky J., Auckland
A must-read for all those dreaming of a better life. Read this blog and make that change!
Anna Jeffs, Toronto
This is one of my all-time favourite blogs. Russell makes me want to go in search of a life less ordinary on a daily basis. If you haven't read it yet, you're missing out.
Erin M., Milton Keynes
I'm consistently inspired by Russell and his site. Above everything, his openness and willingness to share his knowledge and experience are what make him one of my favourite online voices.
Katie Mayors, Sydney
I want to say how much I've enjoyed reading your blog. I'm returning to the UK today, leaving my beautiful girlfriend here until we can figure something out. I found your blog to be of comfort.
Glen J., London