Julian from Man Travels The World


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:)

Helene xx

Name: Julian Austin

Blog: Man Who Travels The World

Connecting the travel community through the unconventional and inspirational.

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.

  • What’s your all-time favourite quote?

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” –James Michener

About Travel

  • 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.

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Helene is a lifestyle blogger whose goal is to inspire others to live their life to the fullest. She loves dancing, and she would love to see as much of the world as possible!

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