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Our interview with Justin from truenomads.com.
Why did you start travelling?
At the begining I just went on a 6 week uni trip in Southern Africa. But by the end of it I knew I couldn’t return to the classroom, my monotonous life or rural America. So I missed my flight home and started traveling solo. That was over 3 years ago and I havnt stopped.
What is the most important during your travels?
Doing what I want. I think this life style is about the freedoms. Do I do what I want, when I want. No more boss or alarm or schedule. No more expectations or deadlines. Just exploring the world on a whim.
What is the most important experience that you had during your travels?
Learning to become independent and leave my comfort zone. There are things I do now that I never would have a few years ago. Travel has really broadened my mind along with my horizons. I’m a much stronger, more independent, more educated version of the person I would have been staying at home.
What is the most beautiful place that you have been to?
There are so many. Victoria falls, Zambia, Cape Town, South Africa, Prague, Berlin, Budapest, ultimately id say diving under the sea is the most beauty you can find though.
What do you avoid when you travel?
Tourists. Every backpacker likes to think they are way cooler than the weekend warrior. I’m probably no exception. I also try to avoid the cold. I need warm weather and sandals.
What is your biggest travel dream?
They keep getting begged and bigger as I accomplish them, but I would love to live on a yacht and sail around the South Pacific and dive and swim and lazy my life away. Maybe start a dive center in Palau or Micronesia. Something like that.
What are you favourites travelers?
Ones with crazy stories, that do things that terrify normal people or go places that you shouldn’t go. Travelers with guts
Which blogs do you read?
So many. Therunawayguide.com, theytravelcamel.com, monkeysandmountains.com. These people know how to travel.