My name is Sam and I am the author of Travelling Sam.If you want to know more about me then you are in the right place!
Firstly thank you for coming by!
Throughout Travelling Sam you will find a mixture of experiences from my adventures, and various guides about exciting things to do across the world. My real passion is for travelling adventures. By this I don't mean things like jumping out of a plane (although that is amazing!), I mean cycling the entire length of a country, taking a train from the UK all across Europe, Russia, Mongolia and right through China to Hong Kong. I have travelled to other countries to compete in Ironman Triathlons and other adventure races. I go far and wide to try out as many different adventures as I can so I can tell you all about them.
I say why not! When most people find out that I travel long term around the world, they think it is amazing and always say they would love to do it.
And 'why not' is always my answer. There is nothing holding you back from travelling, only the problems that you create personally. Once I had realised this I jumped into planning how I was going to travel full time, and I have never looked back since. I have always gone to new and exciting places on holiday and always come back wishing it was for longer. Now it is!
I have been travelling on and off across the world since 2010, generally for 4-6 weeks at a time. However, every time I came home I realized that it was never enough. So in 2016 I took the big decision to leave my career, sell everything up, rent out the house and take the plunge with full time travel… with the wife in tow.
Now, I write this blog to help you, whether you end up in a town in the middle of Siberia at 4 in the morning, or you are trying to find that hotel in a Tokyo suburb, it is handy to know that you are not alone and you can look to the advice of others to help. (And yes, both of those have happened to me and a lot more!)
I have been full time travelling since 2016, but I have been to many countries before that. Travelling Sam is my creative way of sharing those experiences with you so that you can plan your own travels. I have left my old life behind to find a balance of travel and work that I can live with to help fulfil my goals.
I graduated university with a Law degree and used this to help me discover a career with Royal Mail. A period of my life that I am very thankful for, but one that has firmly been tied off. I couldn't go back to the routines that I had then, so its time to find some new ones.