Posts Tagged ‘long-term travel’

One Man’s Global Quest for a New Home (Interview)

For most of us, travel is a leisure activity: a temporary disruption of every day life. For Dave, travel is much, much more than that. It’s a means to an end.

Dave is on a global quest to find a place to call home. So far, that quest has taken him across Europe and Asia on an overland journey from Portugal to China. And there’s more to come, as Dave is still looking.

I caught up with him to find out more about what drove him to travel the world in search of a new home.

Hobo Traveler

Andy is the Hobo Traveler. For the past 11 years, he has traversed the globe endlessly, taking in 77 countries around the world. He has no intention of returning home.

Nomadic Matt

Matt turned nomadic halfway through 2006 and has been on the road ever since. He’s planning trips through Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South America, but anything can happen: he’s a nomad, after all. (Interview with Matt)

Modern Day Nomad: Interview with Nomadic Matt

It all started after a short trip to Thailand in 2005. Returning to his native Boston, Matt knew he wasn't content settling for short holidays. So he set out to travel the world for 537 days straight.

Matt's back in Boston now, but not for long. He's planning to head off on another long-term adventure, travelling through Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

In the meantime, he took a bit of time to tell TravelBlogs about how his love for travel was born, his experience returning home and life as a nomad.

Vagabond Journey

Wade has been on the road for the past 8 years, in which time he has visited 25 countries on 5 continents. (Interview with Wade)

Baby on Board: Interview with Alice Smudge

Ever dreamed of living life on the road?

Meet the Family Smudge: Scott and Alice, 1-year old Isabella, and Milla, the family dog. Earlier this year, Scott quit his full-time job, and they sold their house, scaling down their belongings to live in a camper. Three months later, the Family Smudge hit the road, setting out from their home in England on a long-term road trip around Europe. This isn't just a family holiday: this is a complete change of lifestyle.

In this interview, TravelBlogs talks to Alice about their decision to pack up, live in a camper, and travel around Europe.

Life of a Travel Writer: Interview with Lara Dunston

If you have ever dreamed of becoming a travel writer, chances are you may have shrugged that dream off as impossible. To many, making a living as a travel writer seems fanciful, well and truly beyond reach.

This week, I had the chance to interview Lara Dunston, a professional travel writer from Australia who has penned guidebooks for Lonely Planet, Dorling Kindersley and Thumbnail Guides, and written articles for National Geographic Traveler, Lifestyle+Travel, USA Today and many other publications. Together with her husband Terry, a professional photographer and writer, she is in her third year of perpetual travel. From her current location in Turkey, she was happy to dispel some myths about the world of travel writing, while sharing a little about her personal experiences.


In December 2005, Craig sold most of his possessions and took off for an extended travel adventure around the world. (Interview with Craig)

8 Years on the Road: An Interview With Wade

Wade is a modern-day nomad. Travel is his lifestyle. For over eight years he has wandered the world, spending weeks, months and years in 25 countries on 5 continents. After a few months in Morocco, he crossed over to Europe in October with his girlfriend, Mira. The intrepid couple are now cycling from from Lisbon to France.

Everything Everywhere

Everything Everywhere tells the adventures of Gary’s multi-year round the world trip through the Pacific, Australia, Southeast Asia and beyond. (Interview with Gary Arndt)

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