Ian Usher

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Ian Usher was born in 1963 in Darlington in the north-east of England. He grew up in the small northern market town of Barnard Castle, and went to college in Liverpool, gaining a teaching degree in Outdoor Education.

A varied and chaotic career followed, involving many jobs, locations and businesses. From 1992 to 1996 he ran Scarborough Jet Skiing in partnership with long-time best friend Bruce. It was on the beach during this time that he met his wife-to-be.

Laura and Ian married in 2000, and they moved together to Perth in Western Australia. The marriage ended five years later, and in 2008 Ian put his life up for sale on eBay!

Two years of travel followed, in which he tackled a list of 100 goals, aiming to achieve them all in a period of 100 weeks.

He currently lives in Whitehorse in Canada.

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Books

Paradise Delayed - Our new lives in the wild. Caribbean island life in the beautiful archipelago of Bocas del Toro, Panama
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,430. Language: British English. Published: April 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Sinking boats, defective chainsaws, document forgery and aggressive roosters are just a small sample of the hurdles facing a tired traveller who simply wants to lie in a hammock on his own isolated Caribbean island sipping margaritas for a while. "Paradise Delayed" may make you re-consider the nature of the Caribbean island dream, or may just inspire to find your own adventure of a lifetime.
A Life Sold - What ever happened to that guy who sold his whole life on eBay?
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 162,320. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Why would someone decide to put their whole life up for sale… on eBay? When Ian Usher decided that it was time to leave the past behind, that is exactly what he did. But the auction was only the start of the adventure. Ian set off on what could truly be described as the journey of a lifetime - an attempt to complete 100 lifetime goals in 100 weeks. A globe-trotting emotional rollercoaster ride!
Travel Tips - 17 Travel Tips to help you save money, and make your next adventure less stressful and more enjoyable
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Price: Free! Words: 21,340. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Ian Usher put his "life" up for sale on eBay in 2008, he had no idea where life's adventure was going to take him next. Asked many times in interviews, "What will you do once you have sold your life?", his usual glib response was, "Anything I like, really!" This book details a few of the most practical and useful tips learned during two years of travels after the eBay auction.
Amazing Travel Experiences - 15 more stories from one world traveller hoping to provide little inspiration for your next travel adventure
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Price: Free! Words: 33,390. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
When Ian Usher put his "life" up for sale on eBay in 2008, he had no idea where life's adventure was going to take him next. Asked many times in interviews, "What will you do once you have sold your life?", his usual glib response was, "Anything I like, really!" This book details a few of the amazing and unusual experiences found during two years of travel and adventure after the eBay auction.
More Adventure Travel - 11 more stories of worldwide adventure to further inspire you towards your own travel goals
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Price: Free! Words: 41,300. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
When Ian Usher put his "life" up for sale on eBay in 2008, he had no idea where life's adventure was going to take him next. Asked many times in interviews, "What will you do once you have sold your life?", his usual glib response was, "Anything I like, really!" This book details a few of the amazing and unusual experiences found during two years of travel and adventure after the eBay auction.
Adventure Travel - 16 stories from a world traveller hoping to provide little inspiration for your next travel adventure
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Price: Free! Words: 36,030. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
When Ian Usher put his "life" up for sale on eBay in 2008, he had no idea where life's adventure was going to take him next. Asked many times in interviews, "What will you do once you have sold your life?", his usual glib response was, "Anything I like, really!" This book details a few of the amazing and unusual experiences found during two years of travel and adventure after the eBay auction.
Adventures Underwater - 10 watery tales of excitement under the sea to whet your appetite for your own travel adventures
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Price: Free! Words: 27,460. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling
When Ian Usher put his "life" up for sale on eBay in 2008, he had no idea where life's adventure was going to take him next. Asked many times in interviews, "What will you do once you have sold your life?", his usual glib response was, "Anything I like, really!" This book details some of the amazing underwater adventures found during two years of travel and adventure after the eBay auction.
Adventures In The Air - 15 high-flying tales of airborne adventure to inspire your travelling spirit to soar
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Price: Free! Words: 29,620. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
When Ian Usher put his "life" up for sale on eBay in 2008, he had no idea where life's adventure was going to take him next. Asked many times in interviews, "What will you do once you have sold your life?", his usual glib response was, "Anything I like, really!" This book details a few of the amazing and unusual experiences found during two years of travel and adventure after the eBay auction.
More Amazing Travel Experiences - 13 more globe-trotting travel stories to inspire you to kick-start your own adventure
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Price: Free! Words: 40,890. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(4.00 from 1 review)
When Ian Usher put his "life" up for sale on eBay in 2008, he had no idea where life's adventure was going to take him next. Asked many times in interviews, "What will you do once you have sold your life?", his usual glib response was, "Anything I like, really!" This book details a few of the amazing and unusual experiences found during two years of travel and adventure after the eBay auction.

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