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Guy Quits His Promising Career To Travel The World With His Favorite Four-Legged Friend

Guy Quits His Job To Travel The World With A Ferret

2017 was a horrible year for Charlie Hammerton, as he lost his mother, adopted mother, and best friend. Yet, he found a rather revolutionary way to deal with his grief and fight depression by quitting his job, selling his possessions, and traveling around the world with his pet ferret. And it changed his life.


His mother Jan died in March 2017 aged 53 after suffering from motor neurone disease; then, his best friend Will Moss also passed away aged 22 only a few months later from a suspected drug overdose. At the end of that year, his adopted mother, Samantha, passed away from a heart attack.


Living in Arnold, Nottinghamshire at the time, the 25-year-old decided to turn his back on his promising career and put almost all his money into an adventure around the globe with his “best pal”: Bandit, the rescue ferret.


Hammerton quit his job and sold almost all of his possessions—including his three cars. He managed to drum up about £15,000 ($19,500) all together for his dream trip, spending £5,000 of which on a campervan.


Starting their journey in February 2018, Hammerton and Bandit ventured through Germany, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Spain, France, and Italy.


The duo traveled for eight months in total to over 25 towns and cities in 11 countries, which Hammerton documented on their Facebook page.


His funny holiday album is full of snaps of Bandit posing in front of iconic landmarks.


Hammerton rescued the adorable ferret from an animal sanctuary in 2015. Ever since the pair have been inseparable. Bandit even stayed with him at his military digs in Coningsby while Charlie was working for the Royal Air Force (RAF).


Along with their cross-continental road-tripping adventures, they have also raised awareness for different charities. The duo has walked across Hadrian’s Wall aiding the motor neurone disease charity MND, and skateboarded forty miles across London in aid of a drug awareness charity as well.


In November 2018, Charlie released a book about his travels titled “Before Our Adventures,” which is now available on Amazon.


Charlie currently works in schools across the country, teaching young people about how to build confidence, self-esteem, as well as outdoor living skills like camping and bushcraft.


Guy Quits His Job To Travel The World With A Ferret

Guy Quits His Job To Travel The World With A Ferret

Guy Quits His Job To Travel The World With A Ferret

Guy Quits His Job To Travel The World With A Ferret

Guy Quits His Job To Travel The World With A Ferret

>Guy Quits His Job To Travel The World With A Ferret

Guy Quits His Job To Travel The World With A Ferret

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