Countries Experienced: 50
Duration On The Road: 9 Years
Regions Of Expertise: Eastern Europe, South East Asia
Countries Of Expertise: Turkey, Thailand, Japan
Travel Style: Ultra Budget Backpacking
Work Experience: Teaching English, Hostel/Hotel Work, Volunteering, Freelance Writer, Model In Asia, Translation, Online Poker
Advice For First Time Travelers: Stop being so obsessed with the worlds most famous destinations like London, Paris, New York, etc. There is so much more culture and rewarding experience to be had in places like South East Asia and East Europe. And on top of that you can spend 4x longer in those areas on the same budget!
About Dan Norris | TheStupidForeigner.com
In his own words: I left my country just after my 19th birthday by moving to Canada for a working holiday. From there I moved to Japan and started to explore East Asia, and for the last 5 years I’ve given up any kind of full time work to travel almost full time.
I travel very slowly, usually spending months or years in each country to get to know the culture and a real feel for what life is like there.
My greatest skill or “expertise” is spending as little money as possible. Over 9 years I learned to get my budget down to as little as $5 per day, while still enjoying my travels to the fullest. I don’t think this style of travel is for everyone, but I do think everyone has something to learn from it.
Unfortunately I don’t really have any official cheesy motto (yet) but I always tell people to spend cheap and live (or travel) rich. I love being an example of this as I usually see 4 or 5 cities and have a month worth of amazing cultural experiences for what many people spend in a single day!
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