It’s just before New Year 2013 as I am writing this post readying for the launch of EverydayNomad.com. Here is a little about me and what the site will be aiming to bring to you.
At 22 years old the time came. I was finally booked to go on a plane. My childhood holidays generally consisted of driving for an hour to the coast, so this was big big news!
I was finally getting my wings, leaving the planet’s surface, I was travelling for real! Something I had dreamed of doing since I first saw far away lands in books and on the TV.
Strapping myself into the cumbersome seat I pondered over the idea that the plane may crash, maybe my head would explode from the pressure or some other ghastly end would overcome me! Then the plane’s engines started up. Chug, chug, chug the little beast built up speed, my head glued itself to the back of the chair and we soared into the air.
25 minutes later we landed in the Island of Guernsey. I hadn’t even left British territory! However it felt exotic enough for me with its palm trees and Puffins. I knew then I was going to LOVE travel.
It took until a few years later when I really left. I went on an amazing snowboard holiday to Andorra and then a year later to the Rockies in Canada. I had no clue at that time that I would end up living in Maple country for 2 years and it would be the start of my life as a nomad.
So, what is a Nomad?
• A person who does not stay long in the same place; a wanderer (OxfordDictionaries.com).
It’s been almost 6 years since I left my life behind in the UK. I’m nothing special, a normal everyday guy, but I do love to slowly travel to new places and experience new cultures.
People have often said “You should start a travel blog” in response to me giving travel advice or reeling off one of my travel stories. Of course they may have just been trying to shut me up!
So, what is the point of Everyday Nomad?
- To share my travel stories, experiences, tips, hacks and ideas.
- To learn from and interact with other nomads, casual travellers and anyone who wants to travel. Even though I have been on the road for 6 years there is still a lot to learn!
- To create a community of online friends where everyone involved can benefit.
Travel is amazing and even better when shared!
Articles will include those aimed at interesting travel stories, general travel tips, specific how to articles and destination guides from my perspective. If you have any ideas or feedback regarding what you would like to see published I would love to hear from you.
More about me
My first true place living away from home was Montreal, Canada. After that I ventured to Egypt for two years, witnessing the 2011 uprising, and have continued onto New Zealand, where I have been for the last year. I have also visited many countries through Europe and spent a lot of time in USA but have so much more of the world to see!
You may be wondering how I afford to live unhinged from an office desk? Well, through an idea in Canada that I wanted to live “free of geographical constraints” I started learning how to work online and now manage to earn my living through graphic design work and various websites that I run.
I would love to visit Asia extensively and dream of living in India for a while and everywhere else in between. One day I would love to visit the kingdom of Bhutan.
I feel I have a lot to share about minimal living, travel hacks and the mental side of life on the road. Some amazing things have happened on my journey and I have met the best people I could ever wish for.
I love travel.
What You Can Do Now?
Ok, so I hope you enjoyed the introduction post. I would love it for you to stick around and get involved. Here is what you can do.
- Leave a comment below, share your thoughts or anything else you have to add.
- Sign up to the mailing list using the form in the top right of the sidebar.
- Join me on Facebook and Twitter and get in on the discussion.
Thanks a million.