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Name: Josh Cahill
Hometown: Cologne, Germany
Residence: I’m currently living in Melbourne, Australia.
Travel Blog/website: gotravelyourway.com
Short Bio: I have been traveling, couchsurfing and hitchhiking the world for seven years. I’ve hitchhiked to Iran, joined the Arab Spring in Egypt and became an Aussie in Melbourne.
How did you first get into travel blogging: After all the traveling I have done, I was super keen to write down all of the great things I’ve experienced during these past years. That was exactly six months ago. I’ve blogged before about different projects I’ve been involved in, but mainly just for fun and my friends.
What do you love most about being a travel blogger: For the endless opportunities to do the things I love to do. Life is all about the things you love!
What’s the secret to creating a successful travel blog: Dedication, show real passion, be yourself, have faith and stop masturbating.
How do you get your blog noticed amongst the millions of other blogs out there: By simply sharing great stories, a nice design and by spending a lot of time promoting. It’s been a hard and long road and I’m still not there yet but they last few months have been really amazing.
What advice would you give to fledgling travel bloggers: Have a lot of patience. Be consistent and find a gap or a niche. Don’t get obsessed with numbers and don’t compare yourself with other blogs. They might be in a different stage already and maybe had different priorities. Success will come if you dedicate yourself to your blog. See other bloggers as your friends and don’t hate, never.
How do you make money out of travel blogging: Google and sponsorships.
How do you fit in blogging while on the road: I usually sacrifice a night out and stay at home while my mates get drunk and have a good time. That means I drink twice as much the day after.
What’s your most epic travel story: The day I got lost in Iran. I wandered through the streets during the night, I didn’t know what to do. I wanted to get to Turkey somehow but I had no clue how. A very nice Iranian guy invited me to his home for the night, served me breakfast in the morning and even took me to the border. When I wanted to give him some money in return he refused. People look out for you sometimes just out of plain kindness, and ever since that day I host everyone who is in need of a bed for a night or two because what goes around comes around.
What is your favourite destination so far: That is a very hard question but if you really wanna know than I would say Georgia, Moscow or Iran. Maybe Cape Town as well. There is so much to see and I always find that this is a very hard question to answer.
What’s been your biggest travel disaster: Everything related to camels, I don’t like them and they don’t like me. Enough said 😉
What are your top gadgets that you always take travelling: My MacBook, a very old Nokia phone (you can crack nuts with it and it opens beers as well) and my beloved iPad Mini.
What’s your favourite phrase in a foreign language: My mother always used to say “zo je cesky to je hezky” what means literally “If you are Czech you’re pretty”. I’m half Czech, so I do agree with that :p
Would you ever do any other job: Yes maybe to be a pilot, but just maybe. I’m very flexible and I’d love to try new things but I wouldn’t be tempted to go back to corporate life. Ever.
What’s next on your bucket list: To travel every country in Africa from the north to the south and back again. That is a massive dream of mine and I hope I get to accomplish that one day.
Favorite travel blog/website(s) – besides Traveljunkieindonesia.com, of course!: I really love justonewayticket.com (hello Sabrina, you rock!) and 1000 days of summer (Tommy I love you) Ahh damnit there are so many. Sorry if I forgot someone…
What has travel taught you: Respect and love.
Best travel tip: Don’t be afraid of anything!
Happy Sustainable Travels!