Ok, ok, I know that “chicest nomad” may be getting a bit carried away with my monthly theme, but today I’m going to spotlight the man with who I am significantly other-ed, Steven Moore. Steve pens his own travel blog as the Twenty First Century Nomad, where he tells of his personal tales and experiences from around the globe.
For the past two years Steve has been my constant travel companion, fellow writer and the man behind the camera in most of my photos, so I decided it was about time he got a proper introduction.
Though born in Suffolk, England, Steve now considers himself a permanent nomad, most content when toting a backpack and with a one way ticket to some exotic location in his pocket. He has always said, he wants to keep the number of stamps in his passport at least on par with his age, a philosophy I’ve eagerly adopted.
The count thus far:
Steve–age 39, countries 48
Leslie–age 32, countries 32
As you can see, I have a lot of catching up to do!
Between writing sessions in our hammocks, I caught up with the Twenty First Century Nomad to find out more about his travels and his nomadic lifestyle.
Q: When did you decide that a global lifestyle was for you?
A: I never really decided, it just happened that way. At 19 years old I went on my first backpacking trip to Bali and Australia and I’ve never looked back since. It has evolved into what it is today.
What is one of your favorite places to travel?
This is a very difficult question to answer, and one I get asked often. The truth is I can’t answer it. But there are a few countries–India, Peru, Australia– that spring to mind more quickly than others. The reality is, I love to travel everywhere and anywhere.
Where are you off to next?
Next I’m off to Cambodia to revisit Siem Reap and the magnificent temples of Angkor.
What is your best advice for someone who aspires to be a world nomad?
Never take traveling for granted. Whether it be a half day adventure or a one year round-the-world-trip, savor every second because it might be a long time until you get another chance. Always enjoy the journey. One of my favorite quotes is by Hemingway, “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
What do you hope people will get out of reading your blog?
Traveling is, and always has been, my biggest passion. I hope that if somebody reads my blog I can inspire the traveler that I believe exists within everybody.
To read more about the Twenty First Century Nomad, click here.