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I’m David, an American world traveler from a small town in Missouri.
I first fell in love with travel during a 2015 hiking trip to the rocky mountains in Colorado. The next year, I did my first major international trip — a solo road trip across Iceland. My budget was small, so I slept in a rental car for 1 month while I drove 7,000 kilometers around the entire country, filming all of the scenic places in Iceland. The same year, I came back to the States and slept in a tent for 2 months in Colorado, driving almost 10,000 miles to capture a full length drone video there. That video was later featured on international TV by BBC Travel.
Since then I’ve solo traveled to many developing countries, including almost every country in Asia and the Middle East. I experienced the 7.0 Lombok earthquake in Indonesia in 2018 (yikes). Over the years I have slept in jungle treehouses in Bali, joined Komodo dragon safaris in Indonesia, dined on tarantulas and scorpions in Cambodia, rode a camel to the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, went skydiving in Hawaii, played with baby tigers in Thailand, toured medieval Samurai castles in Japan, and visited some timeless world monuments like the Taj Mahal, Hagia Sophia, and Angkor Wat.
In 2018, I traveled to 24 countries in one year. My personal record so far. I do this on a pretty modest budget and rarely spend more than $30/day on my travels, including accommodation and food. I live my life out of a backpack. If my budget doesn’t work, I make it work! On my latest road trip in the United States, I slept in a tent for 6 months and drove 20,000 miles in 8 states, hiking and filming scenic places all over the country.
I’m currently based in Bali, Indonesia, but I still travel all over the world and I currently have a lot of big trips planned for 2019, including a trek to Mount Everest base camp in the Himalayas. I hope this blog can both help and inspire you in your travels as well!
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As a solo traveler with a modest budget and a passion for hiking and photography, my work meshes with millennials, backpackers, and other significant travel demographics. Together with your brand, we can create engaging experiences that will reach like-minded travelers and help you sell your products or promote your travel destination.
My goal with this blog is to create unique and fresh travel content and photos from around the world, with an emphasis on quality over quantity. All of the photography on this website is done by me; no stock images are used. I am also an FAA Part 107 trained and certified drone pilot for doing commercial work with drones in the United States.
My past work has been featured by some big names in the travel industry, such as Travel + Leisure magazine and BBC Travel. Over the years, I have also partnered with some great camping and equipment brands like Napier Outdoors.
You can be next! Feel free to contact me using the form below!