About me

David

Thanks for looking! I'm David Leiter, and this is my travel blog. I'm an American who has been traveling the world full time for 8 years. Nowadays, I'm usually in Bali, Indonesia, with my wife Intan.

I first fell in love with travel on a solo road trip across Iceland in 2016. My budget was small, so I slept in the back of a rental car for 1 month while I drove 7,000 kilometers around the country, filming all the scenic places in Iceland. One of my first videos racked up a few million views and was featured on international TV by BBC Travel

Since then I've solo traveled to many developing countries, including almost every country in Asia, Central America, and the Middle East.

I experienced the 7.0 Lombok earthquake in Indonesia in 2018, the bombings in Bangkok in 2019, and a fair share of scams, fights, sicknesses, car accidents, and other crazy things along the way.

It hasn't always been easy, but over the years I've been blessed with some amazing experiences like sleeping in jungle treehouses in Balitrekking to Mount Everest Base Camp in the Himalayas, going on Komodo dragon safaris in Indonesia, dining on tarantulas and scorpions in Cambodia, riding a camel to the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, skydiving in Oahu Hawaii, touring medieval Samurai castles in Japan, and visiting some timeless world monuments like the Taj Mahal, Tikal, Machu PicchuHagia Sophia, Angkor Wat, and Petra.

In 2018, I traveled to 24 countries in one year, which is a personal record so far! I did this on a pretty modest budget and rarely spent more than $30/day on my travels, including lodging and food.

I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list! I'm always looking for new adventures.

I hope my travel blog can help and inspire you in your own journeys as well!

My wife

Intan

I met my sweet wife and full time travel buddy Intan while I was traveling in Asia in 2017, and we got married two years later on a beach in Bali, Indonesia.

She's a former English teacher, makeup artist and homegrown Balinese. Her name means diamond. She grew up riding a scooter and she's tri-lingual (speaks 3 languages fluently).

She's been an indispensable translator for me in remote parts of Indonesia where almost no one speaks English, like Banggai, Labengki, and the Banyak Islands.

Intan is a people lover, and her favorite part about travel is trying new food (especially Asian food). She's not into the hiking so much, but she still joins me on volcano hikes and other such adventures.

We've been traveling the world full time as a couple for 5+ years now, and we spend a lot of time on her home island Bali. We have some more big international trips planned for 2024.

We hope you'll tag along! Please stay tuned!

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As an experienced traveler with a modest budget and a passion for hiking and photography, my work meshes with young people, backpackers, couples, and other important 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.

This blog has up to 350,000 readers per month. My goal is to create unique and fresh travel content and photos from around the world, with an emphasis on quality over quantity.

I do all of the writing and photography on this website myself. I never use AI writing or stock photos unless otherwise noted, and I plan to keep it that way. Everything on my blog comes from my own personal experience.

I have some photo prints for sale, or you can send me a request if there's a specific picture of mine you'd like to hang on your wall. I'm 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 and BBC Travel, and my videos have racked up more than 20 million views on Facebook via companies like UNILAD Adventure and Must Do Travels.

Over the years, I've also partnered with hotels, tourism bureaus, and some great equipment brands like Napier Outdoors.

You can be next! Feel free to contact me using the form below!

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