Adventure Clues was started by Sam Baldwin in 2018 after seeing a real need to improve how people can explore places. He is a keen traveller and has lived in various parts of the UK along with Madrid and Sydney.
The Story in Sam’s words –
It was a hot January day in Sydney in 2017. I had recently arrived in the country from the UK to live in Australia. To get a feel for the place I was about to call home for the next few years, I decided to do a walking history tour of the city. I went along eager to learn and discover more about this amazing place. The tour began well with some interesting facts. It soon, however, started to get boring after listening to the tour guide talking for what seemed like forever. We had hardly moved from the same spot!
Eventually, I left the tour feeling like I still needed to explore the city further and uncover all its gems in a quicker and more efficient way. This is what led to the birth of Adventure Clues. It was the catalyst to start creating something truly unique and with the vision to help others to never be bored again when exploring a city. But how could it be done?
I have always been interested in creative thinking and have always liked a crossword or two in my spare time. That’s when I had the ‘lightbulb moment’. What about creating a trail of cryptic clues around the city to uncover the best parts? The parts that even the locals don’t know about.
Working with a team of talented tech developers we managed to create a clever web application that is fun and easy to use. Fast forward to today and we also have a small happy team of clue setters whose job it is to go out in the city and find the coolest spots and hidden secrets just waiting for you to uncover’. Who would have thought that first initial city tour would actually turn into something rather successful?