Great to meet you,
Thanks for stopping by my blog – I’m Luke, the dubious traveller.
So why am I the dubious traveller? Well to be honest I am not your sterotypical traveller. I’m a rather hesitant traveller, someone who often doubts their own abilities to go out there and do these types of things, I need a gentle nudge to do it basically. But don’t worry I won’t bang on about how travelling has saved me, how the oceans of the world have calmed my mind and cleansed my soul. Hell no, in fact the idea of travel and travelling itself scares the hell out of me to be quite honest with you.
When I picture a traveller, I imagine a brave yet relaxed kind of person, someone who can simply go with the flow, make no plans, do basic research and be able to sleep in a swinging hammock on top of Mount Kilimanjaro in a hurricane. Do they even have hurricanes in Tanzania?
But I’m none of those things – I’m not a relaxed person, I have to plan, excessively research every country to a tee, I hate going with the flow and my idea of slumming it is spending a night in a Travelodge in London that is a little on the small side.
But despite my obvious flaws, I am still willing to give it a go, because if I don’t then I feel I am almost giving into my imperfections and waving the white flag to surrender to it. Instead I want to show you that anyone can do long term travel even if you don’t see yourself as a stereotypical traveller, it simply does not matter.
Let me show you why you should take a bit more of a structured and logical approach to making travel an investment and plan rather than a last minute thing. I want to show you that travelling isn’t just for those hippie types who live off of their parents trust fund. In fact, let me tell you that it takes time, dedication and a lot of imperfect moments to get to a point where you can have that chance to do it. But you can make it happen for yourself with time and patience.
Myself and my fiance travelled around Southeast Asia together in late 2018; visiting 6 countries in 3 months. We had an unforgettable experience and now I want to encourage others to do the same. You will find posts that will cover Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia and Singapore which hopefully might inspire.
Contrary to popular belief, the idea of packing it all in to go and do a long term trip abroad doesn’t just involve packing a bag, buying your plane ticket and going. In fact there is a lot of stuff you need to consider and that’s where I hope my blog will also be of use; to inspire the everyday person or couple, that it is possible.
You’ll find this blog has some tips for advice on how to do this as well as a general blog/diary of some of our experiences and my adventures as the dubious traveller.
I hope you like the blog, feel free to send me a message or leave a comment.