These 6 people travelled the world solo, and hit the right chords with their travel blogs
There are many people around the world who wish to travel, taste different cuisines and experience different lifestyles before they breathe their last. Yet, few actually attain this dream. Some struggle to save enough, in which case they need to have a look at these Travelling tips from Westpac! Most of the people fear to give up the routine life and live on their own norms. But here are 6 people from around the world who have travelled the world solo and they told their experiences through their travel blogs. Here is a tale of some travel writers around the world whose lives are truly worth writing about.
1 Yasmine Mustafa
For most of us, travelling just happens for a change. Very few of us dare to make it a lifestyle. But Yasmine Mustafa is different. Yasmine, an immigrant who shifted to US after the Operation Desert Storm, when she was just 8 years old realised her dream at the age of 31. She had to try for years and do many under the table jobs before she could finally get the US citizenship at the age of 31. She decided to experience the freedom of being a US citizen by travelling to different places in the US.
Her travel experience between, May 2013 to November 2013 included visiting Peru, Ecuador, Argentina and several other places. This was just the beginning. She shares her unique expeditions and travel adventures in her travel blog. Yasmine Mustafa has never been to the Middle East after she started her stay in the US and returning to her soil was always in her agenda. She celebrated her third anniversary of being a citizen of the US by booking a ticket to the Middle East.
2 Liz Carlson
After graduating, Liz Carlson chose the career of an English teacher in Spain while her heart was into travelling. Later, she shifted to the US where she took up a regular job. It did not take much time for her to realise that a regular job is not going to give her happiness. She had to take the right action so she gave up her job and started her career as a travel writer. She has been travelling ever since and has been maintaining one of the most amazing travel blogs.
Her experience and adventures include paragliding in New Zealand and camping with Bedouins in the Jordan’s desert. Read her blog to know her endless travel adventures.She also shares her experiences on her Twitter handle. Liz hates the term “Solo Female Traveller” as she despises categorisation.
3 Ying Tey
Every human being has some incident in life that causes a life changing realisation. For Ying Tey, it was her mother’s death when she was just 18. She started off by working in a corporate firm but soon realised that this was not the profession she so coveted. In three months, she quit her job and started travelling.
In those times, Malaysian travellers were rare and travel writers were in demand. In two years, she travelled nearly 60 countries. She has shared her unique experiences on her blog that you must surely read. Ying Tey quit her job to travel when she had only US $400 in her bank.
4 Matt Kepnes
In 2005, Matt Kepnes headed to Thailand with his friend. During his travel, he heard five backpackers speak about their expeditions and experiences. That is when he got inspired and realised that travelling was his dream too. He quit his job in July 2006 and from then there has been no looking back. He has travelled nearly 70 countries. He has shared his unique experience in his posts. Kepnes’ blog receives over 200,000 distinct views each month. It generates an income of USD 9000 each month for the writer.
5 Shivya Nath
The owner of the travel blog ‘The Shooting Star’, Shivya quit her job at the age of 23 and started her travel life. She has been featured in Femina Magazine’s ’35 Under 35’. Her blog has gained much recognition. In 2013, she sold away her house and all her belongings to start a completely nomadic life. Shivya believes that the basic difference between living and existing in this world is how much wonder you find in the beauty around you.
6 Gray Cargill
Gray Cargill is a solo travel blogger. Her life changing incident was her breakup with her boyfriend. That is when she realised that in trying to please her boyfriend, she had actually forgotten to live her life her way. She wanted to do things that made her happy, and that is when she decided to travel and write. She shares her unique experience in her travel blogs and guest blogs. She also spells out suggestions and tips for solo travellers. She has been a traveller for the past 15 years now.
Hats off to such inspirational travel bloggers who are not afraid to live as per their heart’s desire!