Books – Press Go

Set out – no right or wrong way

One thing will lead you to another

In my case, the willingness to just set off and go see, has led to an eclectic mix of totally un-related adventures, including over a million road miles by motor vehicle, each leading someplace new.

For you – it can be anything you want. You will discover it once you press go and just set off.

0-60 section – will contain all the useful things
to save you time


Useful things – compiled from a million miles


Spontaneous combustions along life’s highway.

Inspired by an anonymous venturer as he set out to explore the freedom of faraway lands at a time when escaping from your own Country was frowned upon, if even for an adventure.

Istvan was my father, who I never got to know so well.  His own adventures ended abruptly, crashing his electric scooter at Safeway’s, irony hey! but an adventure all the same.


Whether it’s 30 miles to the store – 300 miles to see friends or 30,000 miles around the world, it all starts exactly the same – just press your go button.


I’ve felt the same nervous trepidation doing all of the above. It’s fine, its natural. For different reasons we can all find ourselves afraid. Cast it aside and follow nature’s momentum. It starts like Istvan, by moving.

Whatever you’d like to do, it’s possible at some level. You’ll need to move, at least to some degree and press your go button.

Istvan randomly decided one day that he would move his entire house contents 150 miles to a bungalow in London. The slight issue was he didn’t actually own a bungalow in London, nor anywhere else.  This wasn’t going to stop him though, after all he’d already transported himself from Budapest to Britain during the Hungarian uprising in 1956, fleeing from the Soviet’s communist regime invading Hungary. Escaping without documents and no idea where he’d ultimately end up or what he’d do once he got to wherever he was heading, he must have literally just decided one day ‘I’m not a tree – I can move’ , so off he set with just a bit less than he could carry. 

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Press Go started out with inspiration from Istvan’s willingness to ‘go see for himself’.
Spontaneous mystic influences from our past and its ability to bring out the curious venturer in us, however it goes.  I hope that you, the reader, might  find it helps you bring to life your own ideas and ventures, however you like to do it. 

Useful for travel & venturers

0-60 section – useful things for venturers

  • Apart from getting on with it, everything else is largely irrelevant. Or, put another way, you’re not Tutankhamun – you’ll not be keeping it, so ‘Why Worry?’ (incidentally the name of a sinking boat I acquired by accident!)
  • Ask yourself; “What’s the worst that could happen”?
  • There’s a large part of training which de-trains us, it throws us off our natural course and tries to align you onto someone else’s track.

    + lots more to come

Make some tea and coffee anywhere, people like it

travelling friends enjoy some tea

It’s not until I started traveling afar that I realised fundamentally everyone is exactly the same.  I can walk into a coffee bar, or sit in the dirt and make a coffee – and everyone has just the same curiosity for life, it’s just expressed in different ways, but it’s all survival, fulfilment, love, companionship. Curiosity of the human spirit, or something beyond.

Shaking shackles

We’re pre-conditioned by families and the people we mix with, to respond to situations and opportunities in a certain way, often the perceived normal way. When-ever I listened to this noise, it sounded limiting. I try to block out such noises.
The PressGo book also considers and explores some of the riskier sounding routes, like experimenting, mistakes, trying new things, looking at things from a totally different perspective, or point in time.
In motoexplorer traveler terms – it’s like going over the mountain, rather than around it.

Details & pre-orders available here soon, 2023


Steve Hotson – contact me

overlanding, travel, freelance, motoring, transport, classics, cars, trucking, mechanics, motorcycling

liberating, aspirations, spontaneous, explore, escape, change, momentum

2023 > all covered in the new book

V1-12 ventures – @ age

V1/ @0-6 unlimited
V2/ @17 Non-conventional maps
V3/ @18 Free feet how far to go
V4/ @20 Trading ways freelance
V5/ @23 Pyramid Illusions go anyway
V6/ @36 Change kickstarts change good age to start
V7/ @40 Times around the world a million miles
V8/ @43 Buda & Pests wheres where
V9/ @47 The way how far is far
V10/@50 Make or move with a plan
V11/@53 Hidden treasure
V12 /@57 Motorxplorer never to old