”Although many of my trips are solo, they’re experiences completely made by other people. After all, strangers are just friends waiting to happen."

It was in 2005 that Dave Cornthwaite quit his life as a couch potato and graphic designer in London, and vowed to start saying “yes” more.

It’s a mantra that’s seen him journey all over the world, filming his travels as he goes.

And whether it’s skateboarding across Australia, or swimming in the Lower Missouri, it’s the people he meets on the way that make his life truly fulfilled.

Photographer: Michael Sinclair for the Guardian.