I have a facebook page called AlternativeTraveling, but i haven't kept it updated lately. Once i will start traveling intensively again in 2 weeks i will start it up again. I did recently start an instagram account which is called AlternativeTraveling as well, if you have instagram you can see some of my travel photography on there.
Depends.. This year i've been on about 10 trips, but they have been only short ones each time (usually around a week). But i'm leaving again in 2 weeks and then i will be traveling for 8 months non stop. I have also had times that i left for 1,5 years before coming back home.. So yeah it really depends on the year haha but usually quite a lot.
Not animated, but illustrated by an illustrator named Dan Tran. I didn't convert the Ebook myself but hired a professional for it so i'm not sure what tool they used...
Not yet! But thats what i am trying to do now. The printing of the book will start in January and i have sold about 120 copies so far.
Yes definitely! When i was younger it used to be a joke between me and my father that i should exchange him whenever he annoyed me. Of course i would never actually want a different father, but i decided to write a book about the relationship between father and daughter based on that joke.
I'm sorry , but you'll need to be more specific.. What work exactly are you talking about?
Yes definitely! I have already talked to a few specialists and am now starting to work with someone.
Thats a difficult question... Since i don't listen to a specific genre or song that inspires me to travel.. I love a lot of different kinds of music and listen to everything from The Lumineers to Half moon Run, Greenday, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cage the Elephant, or Ludovico Einaudi.. It really depends on my mood haha
Good question.. I think that giving good perks is extremely important, and its very appealing for supporters if you give them a discount for buying it via crowdfunding in the pre-sale instead of waiting till your product is in the stores. Also campaign videos are extremely important and you should definitely invest the time and even a little money to get a good and professional video to show your product to supporters.
If by extremely dangerous you mean places like Iraq, Syria or Afghansitan then no (though i would LOVE to travel there i just haven't had a chance yet)... The most 'dangerous' places i have been to (that might be considered dangerous in the media) are Israel, India and maybe Mexico or Kenya? I don't know if you consider any of these countries dangerous but to be honest i have never felt unsafe anywhere.
I have never reached that point to be honest... I do try to variate a lot though... So i volunteer a lot, do courses that i find interesting and return home from time to time to visit family and friends.
Good question.. to be honest i am very bad at sticking to a schedule and i'm working on myself to become more disciplined. I try to do so by writing down how many hours i want to work on something each day, and then try to stick with it, even if i have to wake up an hour earlier or go to sleep 2 hours later. I also write down every morning what i want to achieve that day and then when i go to bed i see what i managed and what i didn't and then try to see if i didn't manage everything because i procrastinated or because i over estimated what i could do in one day.
We don't really do travel writing. We started traveling 6 years ago and kept a blog and facebook page along the way, but we didn't do any serious travel writing perse. I wrote a book, but its about family, not about travel :)
No i don't, I travel from my own money. I also haven't approached any publications though so i haven't tried it that way. I am considering doing it sometime in the future.
usually by not drinking unfiltered water and by not eating meat in countries like India, Vietnam, Nepal etc.. But i'm not overly hygienic so i do eat street food or brush my teeth with the water from the tap. Your stomach will get a better immune system that way and you will get less sick than if you try to be clean all the time cause then your body won't be used to it. To be honest i have only been sick 2-3 times in 6 years travel (i'm talking about sick from traveling, not catching a cold of course).
Till now i have always traveled either with my family or with friends, but i am leaving in 2 weeks on my first trip alone. I will be traveling for 8 months by myself and i'm both excited and nervous about it!
Maybe.. Its not the most conventional idea in the world, but on the other hand i think its very relatable. Its a fictional children's book that shows the relationship between child and parent. It shows the struggles but also the unconditional love between father and daughter.
I think more often not to be honest. I don't know the exact statistics but i know a lot fail to reach their goal. Its a very competitive market and you need to have a great idea and campaign with a lot of marketing to make it work.
I actually haven't done any travel writing for money, only for fun. I do travel photography though and am planning to approach some magazines about travel writing but haven't done so yet.
I am very much a budget traveler, so i calculate my daily budget very clearly. I usually check per country what other travelers suggest as a daily budget and then add another 25% or so just to be on the safe side. A great website is: http://www.budgetyourtrip.com/budgetreportadv.php?geonameid=&countrysearch=&country_code=IN&categoryid=0&budgettype=1&triptype=0&startdate=&enddate=&travelerno=0
Right now it is set on india but you can choose whatever country you want and also what your travel style is, and then it shows you the breakdown of the budget :)
My father had some friends with experience in it and he suggested it to me.
Eh i've been to a LOT of countries (over 30) but mostly Asia and Europe. Outside of those continents i have only been to Australia, Mexico, Egypt and Kenya.
I think India is defnitely my favorite country. It has such a rich culture, amazing food, beautiful people, its full of colours, and frankly.. its never boring ;)
It was a joke between me and my father when i was young (around 6/7) that i should exchange him whenever he would annoy me. Of course it was just a joke and i did not actually want to exchange him but that brought me the idea of writing a book about a ParentSwap shop.
I think maybe National Geographic Travel.. But to be completely honest i haven't read that many travel magazines etc..
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