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So, check this out! travel like a travel blogger @Jalan2Liburan:
Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia
Residence: Antwerpen, Belgium
Travel Blog: jalan2liburan.com
Short Bio: We are a couple that living a normal life but put traveling as the highest in our priority.
How did you first get into travel blogging: I d like to share our travel experiences with our friends and families, so we built our own blog for that, and as well an written investment that one day in the future, our children could read their parent’s journeys -what we ve done- before they were born.
What do you love most about being a travel blogger: I’m my own boss, so who care about deadlines. I get to write about what I want, when I want , the good, the bad & the ugly.
What’s the secret to creating a successful travel blog: Consistent in writing it, honest about your reviews and encouraging your readers to travel more by reading your posts.
How do you get your blog noticed amongst the millions of other blogs out there: Be original, socialize and shout out your blog through the social media, represent yourself by attend the travel bloggers conferences.
What advice would you give to fledgling travel bloggers: Find your style of writing, don’t copy others and consistent on it.
How do you make money out of travel blogging: Personally I don’t make any money from my blog but many magazines stopped by in it and asked if they can use my stories and photos to be featured in their medias. Since end of 2011, there s at least more than my 70 travel articles published in Indonesia’s magazines.
How do you fit in blogging while on the road: I normally writing offline till i found a free wifi to post it.
What’s your most epic travel story: In Lamalera, I experienced to see the “life and death drama” between the Lamafa (the man who leaps off the fishing boat and stabs the hunted whale with a bamboo harpoon ) and the sperm whale. Many pros and cons about this island and their ritual in hunting whale, but I, myself not a judge when i m traveling.
And, the trip to Forks, USA also one of the most epic travel story, this is the city where Stephenie Meyers-the author of Twilight Saga- inspiring herself to write over those famous vampire novels.
Hmmm.. standing in front of The Pyramid, Taj Mahal, Liberty, Eiffel, Petra, etc are epic experiences too.
What is your favourite destination so far: There s always an interesting story in every destination and i consider all of the stories are my favorite. But if you insist, please allow myself to choose Dubrovnik, Sarajevo, Porto as my favorite destinations in Europe , Montezuma (Costa Rica) & Granada (Nicaragua) in Latin America, Maluku for Indonesia, San Francisco for North America, Luxor for Africa and Fiji Islands for Oceania.
What’s been your biggest travel disaster: I dont called it disaster thou as everything turn around to be alright, but here they are:
01. The immigration staff in New Delhi interviewed me with some questions and the way he looked me, that i considered a sexual harassment.
02. The border in Nicaragua didn’t recognize my Nicaragua Visa that i got from their Embassy in Brussels.
03. Almost missed my flight in New York Airport because of my own stupidity, too much hang in the duty free and forget to change my watch.
What are your top gadgets that you always take travelling: I m a sucker of Apple, thus iPhone, iPad mini, Mac Book Pro and iPod Touch always traveling together.
What’s your favourite phrase in a foreign language: Assalamu Alaykum , La Shokran (No, Thank you). Those 2 are magic phrases for traveling in Middle East.
Would you ever do any other job: If Tim Cook needs a secretary, would love to!
What’s next on your bucket list: I’ve booked our flights for Georgia and Armenia for December 2013, it’s gonna be our 6th wedding anniversary trip.
Then in 2014, in between Tanzania or do the Silk Route, haven’t decide it yet cause on the other hand, South America keeps on calling my name too. Hard to decide.
Favorite travel blog/website(s) – besides Traveljunkieindonesia.com, of course!: I do love some travelogue blogs:
dreamexplorewander.com, justhityou.tumblr.com. And, I put my fave travel bloggers list in my website if you want to know more.
What has travel taught you: Fearless, appreciate other cultures and being more patience.
Best travel tip: Life is short and the world wont wait for you, why not traveling now!?!
Happy Sustainable Travels!