“I believe that those that travel and are willing to explore the unknown will be rich, as it is not money, but experience that makes us a millionaire.”A Nomad’s Passport
For my latest blogging interview, I chatted to Steph, the avid traveller behind A Nomad’s Passport. She calls herself a “restless wanderer and photographer” and her site boasts a range of articles, from Australia to Estonia, road trips to city breaks, with an emphasis on responsibility and sustainable travel. In this interview we talked jobs, blogging and travel, and it was an absolute pleasure.
What makes you good at your job?
I am spontaneous and love a challenge. Both things mean I have the perfect qualifications for being an onboard courier. When it comes to working as a photographer it is that I love it. I always push myself to get better at what I am doing.
If money were no question, would you continue to do your job or would you give it up?
I would continue to do it. I love what I do and I want to see how much I can achieve. It’s my dream, so money would merely make this entire venture more secure.
Do you have a future vision/goal for your blog?
I want to show everyone how wonderful our planet is and encourage everyone to see its beauty while promoting sustainable and ethical traveling. My goal is to get to a point where I can reach a broad audience and can therefore contribute to a change in today’s society.
What’s something you’ve learned that you wish you knew before starting your blog?
There is no need to spend ages perfecting ones blog if no one can see it. During my first year I only worked on design elements and pages. I did not publish a single post.
What does living a sustainable life involve for you?
I do what I can to live a sustainable life. Obviously I am not perfect, but I do what I can, as it matters to me. My actions should never pollute our planet and if that means I pay to offset my flights, skip fast fashion and dive down to pick up plastic in the ocean, I am more than okay with it.
What do you think about the portrayal of sustainability in the media you see? Whether that is news, social media etc
I love that it is mentioned, but I hate that some media outlets take it to the extremes on either side. A healthy and doable stance is the way to go. The general attitude should be, do as little harm as you can, and make up for what you do tenfold. How one does this is up to the individual and the media should not say that there is only one way to do it.
Would you ever move to another state or country permanently?
Absolutely! I used to live abroad and I miss living in Australia every single day.
What is your favourite country to visit?
Australia followed by Vietnam. I love both countries, but Australia is the home of my heart.
Tea or coffee?
Summer or winter holiday?
That depends on the definition. If summer holiday means between 25 and 45 degree celsius, I am in. But summer in the Australian Outback? Thanks but no!
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