About us

LIVE EVERY MINUTE is a hand-picked collection of the best adventures and things to do in Yorkshire.

The team has hunted out a collection of fun, quirky, hair-raising, adrenalin-pumping, relaxing, and motivating experiences in Yorkshire. We bring you adventures in Yorkshire’s national parks, vibrant cities, rolling countryside and quaint villages.

Our EDITOR’S PICKS are the best of the bunch. We know what makes a great adventure and if the experience and the service levels of the company behind the experience are at the top of their game and get us excited when we test-run them, then they make the grade.

But we don’t just want you to take our word for it. Once you’ve booked your adventure we want you to come back and rate and review it on the LIVE EVERY MINUTE website.

LIVE EVERY MINUTE of your day out or weekend away in Yorkshire and don’t forget to come back and tell the LIVE EVERY MINUTE community all about it.


Who we are

I’m LYNDSEY THOMAS and I’m the co-founder of the site.

In 2015, after 17 years in London’s rat race, I relocated back to Yorkshire and I’ve settled happily in Menston. I forged an exciting career in the tourism industry down south – my role in tourism marketing and media relations saw me working on behalf of some of the world’s leading adventure tourism brands and travelling to many parts of the world.

I’m an adventure travel junkie – give me a mountain to climb over a sun bed to sit on any day. My year-long backpacking adventure around the world in 2008 saw me swim with sharks in Belize, learn to play polo in Argentina and white water raft in the Amazon.

Returning to Yorkshire permanently has given me the opportunity to draw many a parallel between Yorkshire and the adventure tourism destinations I have worked for throughout my career.

Kayaking, wakeboarding, boom trike tours, sky-diving, racing, gliding, husky riding and even llama trekking – Yorkshire is packed with so many adventures and outdoor pursuits but there was nowhere, until now, dedicated to featuring all these awesome activities.


I’m JAMES ELLIS – a travel, health and features journalist; I’ve been writing for the top UK national newspapers for more than 15 years. .

I was born in Yorkshire but gained a love of travel and adventure when my mum pre-empted Shirley Valentine by divorcing dad, buying a car and caravan and driving myself and my sister down to Greece.

After a long career on travel desks at papers such as Metro, The Sun, The Times and The Express where I moved in the same circles as Lyndsey, I too relocated back to Yorkshire, and by complete coincidence, I now live just down the road in Pool in Wharfedale.

My travels have taken me to more than 80 countries where I’ve embarked on some pretty awesome adventures including climbing the Grouse Grind in Vancouver, flying fighter planes in Arizona, scaling mountains in Malaysia, diving with Great Whites in South Africa and running the historic 153-mile Spartathlon ultramarathon in Greece.

I’m also a qualified personal trainer, running coach and budding nutrition therapist.

My life loves, outside the family, include the great outdoors, long-distance running, an adrenalin-pumping adventure, health and fitness and a unique story angle – and there’s no better place for all of these than in right here in Yorkshire.


I’m ALEX COLQUHOUN – a recent graduate from the University of Edinburgh.

I’m originally from Yorkshire and now live back here after spending the past four years studying in Scotland.

While at university, I interned for a leading London PR agency where I got to work with some globally famous brands.

I also submitted articles to student publications, and was a proof-reader for non-native English speakers.

I love travel and adventure, and have worked in France for the last two summers where I have been hot air ballooning in the south-west, cycled to most villages in the Dordogne, sailed catamarans, and paddle boarded in the Mediterranean.

While working for a professional French chef, photographs of my travels were chosen to be featured on a tourism blog.

Outside of these adventurous activities, I have a big interest in the arts, interiors, and architecture. I enjoy painting, and have commissioned paintings of the stunning Yorkshire scenery.

If I am not painting the local scenery, you may find me walking in it with my two cocker spaniels!


I’m MILES CHARLESWORTH – the baby of the team.

I’m the spiky-haired school kid who’s a whizz with a videocamera and a super scooter kid.

I love nothing more than getting down to the local skate park and showing off my skills – unless I’m on the other side of the camera, recording other people’s tricks for posterity’s sake.

Aside from helping out with LIVE EVERY MINUTE – filming videos of the experiences on the site – I also run my own video and photography company MCharMedia.

Where we are

Live Every Minute
9 Barrowby Close
Menston
Ilkley
LS29 6EA