I first started traveling back in 1998 armed only with an over-sized backpack, a terrible camera and a guidebook that weighed about half a ton. My equipment list might have changed a bit since then, but my travel addiction hasn't. After years of swapping between work and wandering, I quit my final corporate job over three years ago and have been on the road ever since.
I've traveled solo for months at a time, but most of my travels have been with a partner. Somehow I've been lucky enough to find someone silly enough to want to live this life with me, and we've been on the road together for over 3 years. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — plus continual travel — together can be a challenge, but we've found a way to make it work. Long may that continue…
Technology & travel
I worked in corporate IT for 15 years, and for the last three years have run Too Many Adapters, a website devoted entirely to travel technology. In addition, I've published a book that takes the mystery out of technology for digital nomads — "Hammocks and Hard Drives: The Tech Guide for Digital Nomads" is available on Amazon.
I didn't visit Southeast Asia until long after I first started travelling. As soon as I landed in Ho Chi Minh City that day, I wondered why on earth it had taken me so long. Since then I've travelled for months at a time in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, as well as a stint living in Chiang Mai. I've also spent several weeks in Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines and Bali (Indonesia), and never seem to be able to stay away from this wonderful part of the world for long.
I'm a New Zealander, and lived there for 25+ years on and off. Most recently, I spent two months on a road trip from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South, and everywhere inbetween. I also lived in Australia for many years, in both Sydney and Melbourne, and have travelled all around the eastern states, Tasmania and Perth.