Introducing Backpacking Travel Blog

by Samuel on July 1, 2012

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Welcome!  Backpacking Travel Blog is a recent project I’m working on with my girlfriend Audrey.  Many of you may know us from our respective flagship sites Nomadic Samuel and That Backpacker.  Ever since we started dating we’ve talked about creating a joint site together.  It’s great fun having your own site but it is even more meaningful to run one together with a partner.

We’ve decided to go with the name “Backpacking Travel Blog” because that’s exactly the lifestyle we currently pursue.  We’re backpackers first and foremost and this is our travel blog.

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Audrey was born with itchy feet and grew up in a family that went places.  She was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada but was raised during her formative years in a small town in Córdoba, Argentina.  During her teenage years she lived in Miami for a while before settling in Toronto.  She’s now currently based in South Korea teaching English to a hilarious bunch while saving hard for a backpacking around the world adventure.

My background is far less glamorous.  I grew up in a small town on Vancouver Island (Gold River) – British Columbia, Canada.  My desire to travel the world did not fully manifest itself until I finished university.  Ever since then I’ve been based overseas.  With over seven years of life experience abroad it has now become my way of life rather than a transitional period.

We have big plans for this site.  As far as formatting and posts are concerned one can expect to view photos essays, vlogs, interviews, destination articles, travel narrative, travel photos, travel tips and guest posts.

Audrey and I have recently started making a lot of vlogs together and we plan to continue doing that on a more regular basis.  Ideally we’d like to show a vlog at least once a week.

As far as our around the world travel plans are concerned, we’ve currently decided that our adventures will begin early next year.  It’s an exciting time for us because we’re saving hard, working on projects and preparing for a trip of a lifetime.  Although we both have extensive backpacking experience, we’ve never done a large scale trip together and that’s what possibly excites us the most.  We plan to start in SE Asia with definite plans to spent a considerable amount of time in India.  We’ll see where things go from there.  One thing we’ve decided is that we won’t make rigid plans.

Anyhow, welcome to our blog and expect to see many new posts coming in the near future!



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David Webb July 1, 2012 at 12:03 am

Good luck with the new site… didn’t realize we were both Islanders! Small world. I too will be in India later this year… maybe we’ll run into each other among the other billion. Like I said, it is a small world… 🙂


Nomadic Samuel July 18, 2012 at 9:42 am

Hey David! Where are you from on VI?

That would be great if we could meet up! We plan to be in India for quite a while 🙂


crazy sexy fun traveler July 1, 2012 at 12:10 am

Wow, so happy for you guys! I am starting a new blog with my new boyfriend as well 🙂 Good luck, guys!


Nomadic Samuel July 18, 2012 at 9:43 am

Thanks Alex!

Wishing you the best of luck these days as well 🙂


Micki@TheBarefootNomad July 1, 2012 at 2:15 am

Hi guys, and congrats on your new venture! I’m sure you’ll be a huge success.
We’re from the interior of BC (Kamloops right now). Not sure if there are quite a few travel bloggers from BC out there, but I sure seem to be running into a lot lately. 🙂


Audrey July 8, 2012 at 2:43 am

Hey Micki! Yes, there certainly seem to be a lot of Canuck bloggers out there! I’m always finding new Torontonian ones. 😀


Gan July 1, 2012 at 3:07 am

Good luck !


Nomadic Samuel July 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

Thank you Gan!


Matthew Hutchins July 1, 2012 at 3:25 am

Interesting blog, be good to see when it’s a bit more developed.



Audrey July 8, 2012 at 2:39 am

Thanks for checking it out, Matthew! We’ve been getting more content up. 😀


Christina July 1, 2012 at 3:45 am

Good stuff you guys! All the best for the new project. Great to get to know you a bit better, too!


That Backpacker July 8, 2012 at 2:20 am

Thanks for stopping by Christina! We’re really happy to be working on this new project. 😀


The Squishy Monster July 1, 2012 at 4:34 am

How awesome! I’m excited for you guys and excited to see your travels. I have a massive case of wanderlust myself and can’t wait to live vicariously through your posts until I can do it myself =D


Your new friend,
The Squishy Monster ^.^


Audrey July 8, 2012 at 2:25 am

We’re excited to be beginning our travels together as well. It’s definitely going to be a great adventure! Thanks for reading along. 😀


Edna July 1, 2012 at 7:14 am

Now I have another blog to read to keep up with you two?! 🙂 You two are adorable, good luck with this new site!


Audrey July 8, 2012 at 2:27 am

Haha, trying to keep you busy Edna! 😉


Hannah July 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm

You guys are so cute and I love the new blog. I’m excited to follow along on your journey and hope our paths will cross at some stage. Good luck 🙂


Audrey July 8, 2012 at 2:29 am

Thanks Hannah! Perhaps we’ll meet somewhere along our travels through India and SE Asia… 😀


Vi July 2, 2012 at 6:37 am

Good luck with your new site Audrey and Samuel!


Audrey July 8, 2012 at 2:30 am

Thank you Vi!


jan July 2, 2012 at 9:21 am

Congratulations and have fun with the new site!


Audrey July 8, 2012 at 2:31 am

Thanks Jan! We’re having a lot of fun working on this site already. Good times ahead! 🙂


Sam July 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Very exciting. New blog and travel plans for a new destination. Congratulations to you both!


Audrey July 8, 2012 at 2:34 am

Thanks Sam! Exciting times, indeed. We can’t wait to hit the road. 😀


Cam @ Traveling Canucks July 4, 2012 at 4:23 am

Congrats on the new blog fellow Canuckleheads!

Busy, busy, busy…


Audrey July 8, 2012 at 2:36 am

Thanks guys! Another Canadian couple in the mix 😉


Maddy @ I'm Not Home July 6, 2012 at 10:26 am

Nice new website guys. Very neat!


Audrey July 8, 2012 at 2:40 am

Thanks Maddy! Glad you like it. 🙂


Marilyn Bergeron August 4, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Good Luck to both of you…looking forward to your travel photos


Nomadic Samuel August 7, 2012 at 5:55 am

Thanks Marilyn! We hope to post many more soon 🙂


wordylilchacha August 14, 2012 at 11:26 am

hmmm you are interesting people with cool goal together. My new found friend are planning to go South Korea next year and that’s my first trip outside the Philippines. I’m excited and I wish it’s gonna be fun.

Reading some of your posts give me inspirations to pursue our plan. so more posts to come and more power to both of you!


Laura August 12, 2016 at 6:24 pm

Hey you look like you’re having a blast out there in the big wide world.

I know that Audrey isn’t accepting guest postings on her own blog but was wondering if you did on your joint site.

Just a new blogger looking for some practice and recognition.

Thanks and enjoy the world,



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