Almost every day, I get questions from my readers on e-mail. Which I do appreciate, as I like answering them and it shows that people appreciate my advice. That being said, many of the questions I receive are very similar. I will therefore share the most frequently asked questions here – for the ones that wonder about the same.
How long have you been globetrotting for?
I have been globetrotting for five years now (full-time). Before that (from around the age of 6) I was travelling on holidays with my parents.
When did you start your blog? Did you finish visiting a certain number of places before you started writing about them?
I started my blog one year ago (July 2014). At that time, I had visited almost 50 countries. I feel that it is easier to write after I come home from a trip than when being on one. This, because afterwards I see things with another perspective. I also like to be 100 % there when I am on travel, and I prefer not to sit on a computer writing, do a lot of social media etc. Then I feel I will miss out on many things in the place I am, that I most likely will only visit that one time in my life.
How do you acquire the finances for all these travel?
This is a question I get from a lot of my readers. Before I started to travel, I worked and saved up money. More specifically, I worked in a cinema when I was a student. These are the money I have used for my travels. When I travel I save a lot of money while living for free with local people. I often also stay longer time at each place I visit, which make it cheaper. I have also worked when I travelled, so I got some income. I have worked as a teacher, giving private English lessons, for example. I also worked with development work in different foundations and NGOs.
I want to travel the world, and finance it with a blog like you. How can I do it?
Unfortunately, it is not that easy. I had blogged for six months before I got my first sponsored post. And this was not talk about much money either. After one year I got my first sponsored trip. So it is a lot of work for free before you start earning money. Still, I pay for almost all of my travels by my own. If you like to write and share your travels, I think you should open a blog, but I would not advise you to do it if it is just to earn money and travel the world for free. As then I think it is easier (and less work) to have a normal job with an income, save the money, and use it for the travels.
Where is your favorite place to visit?
This is a hard question, as all the places I have visited have been incredible and unique in its own way. But if I have to put up a top 3, this would be the list:
- San Blas in Panama
- Easter Island
- Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia
Is it a lot of work having a blog?
YES! But as I love doing it, it is all worth it in the end 🙂
You are very creative with your topics, where do you get the inspiration?
Thank you so much for your kind words. The topics just come to me, I do not think too much about them actually. I think many bloggers, think a lot about if this or this is a topic that the readers would like to read about. I don’t! I write whatever that is on my mind, and I write for myself.
I see that you are a very honest blogger (which is not so common – I really like that though!!!), but are you afraid to be disliked???
No! If people do not like what I write, then they do not have to read it. But most of the feedback I have gotten so far have been positive 🙂
I would like to thank everyone that have sent emails with comments and questions. 🙂 If you have any other questions do not hesitate to send me them on a email, or ask them here!