Since starting this site in December of 2009 I’ve backpacked solo around Europe, lived the expat life in London and spent time living in Belgium and Ireland while trying to work out what to do next. In all that time I’ve seen an experienced some amazing things and I’d do it all again in a heartbeat, it was without a doubt a defining moment in my life. During that time the one thing I’ve always done was keep the stories, information and love for travel flowing right here from this site to help you the reader learn from me and then seek out some travel of your own.
As a result of that you can imagine the last few months where I’ve been silent on the blog has been a difficult time for me. I love this site and the hundreds of people I’ve helped with questions on their Youth Mobility Visa, with Moving to London and with Budgeting For A Trip Around Europe. Everyone of you that has left a comment or given feedback to another traveller has made this site into what it is, a great resource for Australian’s looking to travel.
Now I wasn’t silent due to falling out of love with travel or because upon returning home I’ve fallen back into my old life. It’s quite the opposite to be honest and I’ve a mountain of stories to tell of my adventures exploring my new home in Western Australia as well as having undertaken another trip to Europe in that time.
No you see the reason for my silence is that I’ve been developing my freelance career that started because of this very site and most importantly I took time away from you lovely folk to get married to my adoring wife. And it wasn’t just one wedding but two, to satisfy both my family in Australia and my wife’s family in Europe. To say I’ve been busy these past few months is an understatement.
Which brings me to the future of the site. The Aussie Nomad has always been just a single guy seeing the world on his terms and sharing what I’d learnt to help others. Obviously I’m not a single guy anymore but I’ve still got years of stories and experience to share with you all so expect a lot more helpful content on taking that big trip abroad in the future.
In addition, at the start of the year I’d aimed to share more of Australia with you as I adjusted to becoming an Expat At Home. I got off to a good start with my trip to the Sunshine Coast and am looking forward to more local travel in the coming months. A lot of that will focus on Western Australia so hopefully that will whet your appetite to travel locally as summer arrives on our shores.
On top of all that I’d love to know what else you may like to see me write about and get your opinion on the site in general. It’s been fairly static in its appearance and function for some time now so there’s work underway to improve it, but before I get too far down the road I’d love to know what you might like see changed.
To do that you can either leave a comment below, send me a private message via the contact page or complete the following survey for me to better understand how I can improve the site for you.
Travel’s an experience everyone can learn from so I hope you’ll help me grow to continue the journey.