Check out this interview with Julian, a super sporty and adventurous traveler. His travel bucket list includes Outer Space, so you can see that his thirst for exploration is endless! Enjoy reading:)
About Julian and his Blog
- When did you start blogging and why?
I began blogging back in 2012 as a creative outlet and hobby - basically ways to show family and friends what I was doing abroad. Fast-forward and Man Travels the World started last year with more of a focus. Especially now as I try and build a better portfolio as a freelancer.
- What topics does your blog cover?
My blog aims to showcase the unconventional aspects of travel; incorporating storytelling as a medium. From teaching ESL to working on a cruise ship, and traveling to over 35 countries, my experiences have inspired me to keep on travelin’. My hope is to connect with like-minded people and inspire them in the process.
- What’s your favourite thing to do in your free time (apart from traveling)?
Staying active by playing sports is always my number one leisure time choice. I grew up playing soccer and love to compete (in anything) whenever I get the chance.
- Who is your role model and why?
From a travel and film perspective, I am a superfan of Anthony Bourdain and Zero Point Zero Productions. Bourdain also writes a good novel, and now has his hands in publications for other aspiring travel and culinary writers.
- Which are the top 3 destinations on your travel bucket list and why?
Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics, and someday Outer Space because it is the final frontier!
- Do you plan your trips, and if so, what tools do you use?
I frequently use Skyscanner for flights and Kayak/Expedia for hotels and rental cars. I also like to get daily deals to my email from Airfarewatchdog and The Flight Deal.
- What’s the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you while travelling?
In 2012 I was teaching English in South Korea. For my birthday weekend a group of friends and I went to Jeju Island for a beach volleyball tournament. Sun, sand, and soju. One night we ended up meeting an older Korean couple, were treated to Korean snacks and Makgeoli, and somehow managed to have a conversation for an hour as we didn’t speak each others languages. There were a lot of hand signals – and inadvertent groping – seems the Koreans are interested in what the foreigners have in between their jeans. At least I can laugh it off 5 years later… : )
- What activity is your favourite while traveling?
Any chance I get to watch some sort of sporting event like soccer, and to visit local food markets/street carts to see what is available.
- What’s your favourite foreign food and why?
My perfect meal would be a typical Spanish lunch with a super cold beer (or two!). But, if I had to choose a specific food it would be a Doner Kebab because they are always part of my backpacking trips.