Forever roaming the world: About me

Forever roaming the world: About me

about me

 

Hi, I’m Amit, welcome to forever roaming the world.

What is forever roaming the world?

“It’s Your home for long-term solo and (or) shoestring budget travel advice, tips and realism’s.”

Not your standard travel blog.

Forever roaming the world veers away from the normal ‘must see and do’, ultimate this and that’, ‘top 10 list’s’ and ‘over-glamorisation’ of budget traveling; it takes you deeper and into the nitty gritty. Forever roaming the world brings you realness – the good, the bad and the ugly with brutally honest posts, articles and resources coming from experience of budget traveling the world since 2010.

So, if you’re looking for more in travel blogs, want to know what everyday traveling life is really like, then Forever Roaming The World will show you.

Now, don’t get me wrong traveling is without a doubt one of the greatest experiences anybody can have and the best life decision I ever made. There will be incredible highs, adventure, dreams fulfilled and it’s why millions of people (myself included) love the nomad life.

I have a saying for first time travelers I meet: Be prepared not to be prepared! What I mean is anything can happen at anytime, especially with long-term budget traveling.

The aim of forever roaming the world is…

To show and help anybody with the desire to travel can; even if you think you can’t afford it. Trust me, if somebody as poor as me can backpack around the world; then so can you 😀

If you’re anything like me and you struggle with what society deems as ‘normal’ or if you live your life against the grain, you hate to be shackled, you can’t live that boxed life then you’ll feel at home here.

Who is forever roaming the world?

“I’m a guy who struggled with normality and made his dream of roaming the world possible on the tightest of shoestring budgets…Now I’m a seasoned solo budget traveler who would like to share my knowledge with you .”

I’m a seasoned long-term solo budget traveler who has slowly traveled the world since 2010, spanning 6 continents. My unpredictable journey has taken my from Australia, South East Asia, North Africa, Europe to central and south America.

Just a few highlights

  • Jumping out a plane – twice – once over the great barrier reef at 14,000ft and again over snow capped mountains at 17,000ft.
  • Seeing humpback whales in their natural habitat.
  • Scuba diving in the Great Barrier reef.
  • Walking in the crater of a defunct volcano.
  • Climbing and walking through a glacier.
  • Abseiling into caves.
  • Learning to snowboard.
  • Trekking through jungles.
  • Experiencing countless paradise beaches, sunsets, sunrises, temples, ruins, waterfalls around the world.
  • Volcano boarding down the side of a semi-active volcano.
  • Climbing a volcano.
  • Seeing a volcano erupt with my own eyes.
  • Uyuni salt flats.
  • Walking through the Andes.
  • Numerous ‘Indiana Jones’ moments
  • Riding through and staying in the Sahara desert.
  • Experiencing so many world wonders including Ha-long bay, Chitchen Itza and Machu Picchu.
  • Getting drunk and partying in 6 continents.
  • The amazing people I’ve met since 2010.

(Check bucket list to see more highlights.)

 

As they say, ‘when there are highs there are low’ and with solo budget traveling you get the ups and the downs, the rough and the smooth. The thing is I wouldn’t change any of the experiences I had, both the good and the bad. In-fact the rough times, that was my education, the learning curve, the character builder. Those rough times educated me and turned me into the savvy seasoned budget traveler I am today.

 

The hard times!

  • Running out of money.
  • Grinding through the shit days – mentally and physically.
  • Living on next to nothing at times.
  • Working in exchange for accommodation.
  • Letting go of pride.
  • Going days without a proper meal.
  • Things going wrong/ plans being thrown out the window.
  • Coping with loneliness/sadness/loss.
  • Coping with different emotional states.
  • Not liking certain destinations.
  • The times when negative thoughts have taken over.
  • Being physically and mentally exhausted.
  • Feeling vulnerable and not in control of certain situations.
  • Getting tired of moving from place to place/packing/unpacking.
  • Getting irritated and frustrated by small things.
  • Feeling so far detached from reality (It happens).
  • That time I actually got homesick and wanted to stop traveling.

In 2016 after 6 years of continuous travel, whilst in Bolivia, the inconceivable happened; I hit my biggest brick wall – I finally felt homesick and was tired of traveling. Sounds crazy I know but at the time, I thought I was over traveling but turns out I just needed a break from it. I decided, ironically, to take a sabbatical from traveling and give normal life a go…That didn’t work out so well!

You’ll be glad to know I’ve started to travel again!

The Past…

I’m from a town close to Nottingham, England (Yes that’s right Robin hood country.)

I grew up dreaming about being a footballer and exploring the world but they were both far-fetched dreams. You see I come from a dirt poor background. I was a degenerate teen, who turned into a hapless and lost broke adult going nowhere in life (We all have a sob story) and traveling was simply out of my reach financially…Well, at least that’s what I thought at the time.

 In 2010, my life flipped on it’s head and changed it forever. I had reached a point where I just said “fuck this life I’m making my dreams of traveling a reality!”

In May 2017 Forever roaming the world was born, with the purpose of passing on my knowledge to first time solo and, or budget travelers and to show you if I can do it, so can you.

What will you find on forever roaming the world?

  • Practical and relevant Solo and budget traveling hints, tips, advise and resources.
  • Country overviews with real and not over-glamorized information for budget travelers.
  • Galleries.
  • Travel blog posts to aid you on your travels with what to expect with everyday traveling life.
  • Insights into hostel life and surviving on bare basics.
  • Personal blog posts. (Dive into the tangled web that is my weird mind.)
  • Advice on how to get the most out of traveling on tight budgets.
  • Surviving, coping and adapting when things don’t go right.
  • Breaking barriers with locals, being around them and doing as they do and how to blend in.
  • The highs, lows, challenges and struggles that come with solo budget backpacking/traveling.
  • No holds barred, tackling and addressing issues that comes with long-term backpacking/traveling and how to overcome them. (Some content may be controversial and split opinions.)
  • Mental states and battles with yourself – How long-term backpacking/traveling can affect you, change your perceptions and detach you from reality.
  • And much more…

Wondering where to go next?

Your first stop from here is to head over to the start here page, from there I will guide you through the rabbit hole. (Simply click on the pic below.)

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