Welcome to forever roaming the world…I’m just a normal guy who made his dream of roaming the world possible on the tightest of shoestring budgets.
A site with a difference:
Forever roaming the world is for budget and solo travelers who want more than just the normal fluffy travel blog. This site will show what long-term traveling is really like, the ups, downs, the personal battles and everything in between. This is also for those of you who struggle with what society deems to be normality.
You might be a first time budget traveler, planning your first solo trip or maybe this isn’t your first rodeo…
Are you somebody who constantly changes your travel plans? Get stuck in one place longer than you should? Are you an indecisive traveler? Or somebody who has to battle your personal demons along the way?…Then forever roaming the world is your new home.
Forever roaming the world is not just a website full of facts and figures (Although there might be some). It’s a journey, an adventure, opinions and emotional states into the real life situations and encounters that solo and budget travelers face every day as we travel the world. It doesn’t matter what the situation, physical or mental, good or bad…it will get covered and show you are not alone with the struggles.
Ups and downs of budget travel:
I know the struggle. I was never blessed with lots of money and I didn’t have a trust fund or an inheritance to help with my travels. Like so many others I struggled and saved as much as I could before I took the plunge to make my dream a reality.
Now on the tightest of shoestring budgets I’ve managed and survived to travel, live, work, party and roam around the world Since December 2010. I have been lucky enough to tick off so many things on my bucket list. Things I never thought were possible; from drunken boat cruises and party buses, Scuba diving, jumping out of planes, trekking through jungles, scaling glaciers, discovering amazing hidden gems to watching the perfect sunrises and sunsets around the world. I have done, seen bought the T-shirt and experienced so much but yet I’ve only scratched the surface on this journey.
But it hasn’t all been roses and happiness; I’ve struggled and had to scrape myself off the ground along the way more than once. The good times also bought the bad times, I’ve lived off instant noodles, I’ve been without a single penny in my pocket, I’ve glued my trainers back together, I’ve had continuous fights with my demons, I’ve felt lonely, I’ve wondered how I was going to get through a night in a strange foreign land with no money. I’ve had the hardships and got through those dark days. However all of the struggles have shaped who I’ve become and I want to show and inspire anybody else who have felt the same struggles.
This is just the beginning:
Ask anybody who knows me and the last thing they would have ever envisioned is me writing. I started to blog in September 2016 on a free site just to give it a go and see what response I would get. I never dreamt of writing, it was never an ambition, it was spur of the moment, a let me try it out situation. From the depression of coming home after 6 years of traveling I wanted to express myself and wrote my first post Bubble burst, reality smacks!. The post was well received, I enjoyed writing it, so I continued. The more I wrote the more I found it becoming a passion and here I am with my very own site, because of the interest you guys have shown in my work.
This blog and site is still very much in its infancy, I’m not a professional writer, I can’t say that I have the best grammar or the the most articulate writing. I don’t have any qualifications in writing but what I do have is real life experience of traveling the world.
There are thousands of travel guides and blogs out there but how many can you actually relate to? How many of them do you feel a connection to? This site is for everybody that’s in the same boat, for the people that want real inspiration and information that’s relative to them.Who am I ?
Who am I?:
For those of you who want to know more about me. I’m from Loughborough, a small town close to Nottingham (yes Robin Hood country) in the East midlands of England.
I’ve lived my life against the grain, saw life from a different perspective. I’m that guy that likes to do things on my own terms and differently to everybody else. I hate having my wings clipped and really struggle with normality. Traveling, football and eating chicken wings are my fave things.
So go ahead and pop your email over there on the side and join the adventure.
Want to know where I’ve been the last 6 years? Countries I’ve traveled