I’m Paul.

A kiwi outdoor enthusiast turned travel writer.

As a cyclist throughout my entire life, bikepacking the less beaten path has been a passion for over ten years.
I’m sharing my journeys to inspire others to get outside and to start conversations about mental health.

Welcome to Smiles per hour (Smiles/hr), Outdoors for mental health.

Pillars of Hercules

Mt Ruapehu Sunrise

Smiles/hr is a commitment to exploring on a budget, with a positive outlook. 

Join us as we explore on foot, on the bike or in The Offender, an 1986 ex Army Series 3 LandRover, turned adventure camper.

If you have found this adventure guide helpful, please consider buying me a coffee.

Every coffee helps grow the guide with new adventures and content on Youtube.