Heya guys, welcome to a brand-new series – My backpacking journey: the Crazy unpredictable ride from the very beginning.
You guys know Forever Roaming the World to be the uncensored, no bullshit, tell it how it is website for long term budget backpacking. You know the content on here is from personal experiences since I started backpacking way back in 2010. But what are the stories behind those experiences? How did somebody like me; broke as a joke surviving on barely nothing, no hope in life but craving to break free of societies shackles and wanting more, end up actually doing it and get to live this nomadic life?
This series is just that. It’s my journey, all the bad decisions, all the mistakes, the mishaps and fuckups that have led me to live the most incredible and unpredictable life. There are times still to this day I have to pinch myself, to believe that this is my life.
One of the main reasons why I’ve been able to sustain this life, living on the basics, giving up pretty much all possessions to roam the world is my past. I’m not getting into the sob story (we all have one) but it does feel like I’ve had two lives; one pre 2010 and one post. And this life post 2010, wow what a ride it’s been, the journey, not the physical one around the world, but the emotional and mental journey has been a long one to get to where I am now.
My backpacking journey
As far as I’ve come in my journey, the personal growth, changes in personality and attitude, the way I perceive things I can’t sit here saying I’m the perfect backpacker now. Nobody can, that’s the beauty of traveling It’s always a learning curve. Yeah sure, I’m more experienced than first time backpackers, yeah I’ve been there, done that got the T-shirt and I’m not a wide eyed deer lost in the headlights, I can take things more in my stride but to this day I still fuck up.
I still make bad decisions, there are always going to mishaps and things going wrong. There will always be those days I question why I still want to carry on but I will. That’s me, and this is my life, the one I’ve chosen to live; Forever Roaming the World. See, it’s not just a website name, It’s what I do.
This series is here to give you an insight to what my personal backpacking life has been like, the highs the lows and everything in between. Don’t worry I won’t leave out the embarrassing moments, the fuckups and mistakes; after all those are the things that have made me into the nomad I am today. Who know this series might even inspire those of you who want to travel but don’t think you can that you actually can do it.