Interviews

Interview with WeeCheng Tan

Interview with WeeCheng Tan

Wee Cheng, you are probably Singapore's biggest traveller. Does that mean you are famous in your home country?  I was interviewed by Singapore’s main English newspaper in 2009, as the “most travelled Singaporean”, after being proclaimed as such by a publication known...

Interview with Dmitry Lemeshev

Interview with Dmitry Lemeshev

Dmitry tell us something about your own background and how your interest in travelling began. When I was 16, I read books of Jack Kerouac, listened to records of Janis Joplin and was involved in the Russian hippie community. I dreamed about travelling. I read a book...

Interview with Jeff Shea

Interview with Jeff Shea

Jeff, tell us about your childhood - and when did your interest in the world and travel develop?   I was born in San Francisco, California in 1955, the son of Lawrence Shea from Brooklyn (of Irish and Hungarian descent) and Marie (nee Kambic) (of Slovenian...

Interview with Boris Kester

Interview with Boris Kester

Boris, tell us something about yourself and how you set out to see all the countries is the world.   Ah, what an impossible question to start with! So, I am from the Netherlands, and my travel career started when my parents put me in a travel cradle and took me...

Interview with Samer Kawar

Interview with Samer Kawar

Samer, you were hit by the travel bug at a young age. How would you describe the symptoms of this 'bug'?   That’s right, I was ‘infected’ at just 3 years old when I began traveling to and from Jordan and Syria to visit family. As soon as I realized that my...

Interview with Michael Runkel

Interview with Michael Runkel

Michael, you are a professional photographer. How does this influence the way you see the world? Travelling as a photographer allows me to see some of the most beautiful spots and connect with some of the most beautiful people on the planet. I make an effort to...

Interview with Graham Askey

Interview with Graham Askey

You seem to be a very avid traveller - do you have a 'normal' life as well, or are you a full-time traveller?   Since 2013 I have been renting out my house in the UK to fund my travels, so apart from a few weeks back home each year to give my friends the...

Interview with Renato Delboni

Interview with Renato Delboni

Renato, you are a young traveller from Brazil. What do you do when you are not travelling? In the time I'm not travelling I'm with my family, friends or dogs having some kind of fun, meeting friends on weekends is something that I like, going out to a club to dance,...

Interview with Jonny Blair

Interview with Jonny Blair

Jonny, you are the man behind the website 'Don't Stop Living' which you advertise as 'the longest running one man travel guide to all seven continents'. How did the website come about and what was your motivation in creating it?   I have always been a writer,...

Interview with Wendy Arbeit

Interview with Wendy Arbeit

Wendy and Michelle are from the United States and have been bitten by the travel bug. Talking with them is exceptionally entertaining, as you truly get the impression they are one person – the sentence that Michelle starts, Wendy completes, and vice versa. These...

Interview with Bram de Bruin

Bram, tell us something about yourself and the role of travel in your life.   When I was younger I already travelled through Europe with my parents. Then my parents went to Asia and I did the same in my early twenties. I started to travel further away and then I...

Interview with Ric Gazarian

Interview with Ric Gazarian

Ric, your goal is to eventually visit all 193 countries in the world. What is it that drives you to do this? In 2004, I did a 9 month trip around the world and covered a lot of ground.  I returned back to my corporate life, but then got laid off in 2008.  I decided to...