Welcome to Vagabond Joe
Hi my name is Joseph Westwood (AKA Vagabond Joe). This is where I share entertaining stories, budget travel tips, YouTube videos, inspiring travel photography, advice on Vagabond living, and plenty of outdoor adventures with you from my travels around the world.
Well… you’ll never see the world through a travel guide, as you won’t know me by just reading this. Anyway, it’s a good start, right?
What’s A Vagabond?
Since 2019 I’ve been “vagabonding” around the world from place to place.
1. Wandering from place to place without any settled home; nomadic.
2. Leading an unsettled or carefree life.
I haven’t always been a vagabond traveler. After Graduating college with a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Photography I then went on to run my own recruitment agency for about seven years with two friends, in a little village called Bishops Cleeve in Cheltenham, England.
The majority of students i knew dream’t of traveling (including me), but only a few went ahead and done it. One day I just decided to stop dreaming, and start doing, so right after college graduation, in 2016, I started planing my first great trip. Cameras on, a backpack and a map full of marks.
Photography is my passion and traveling is a pleasure, one of my favorite hobbies.
That made me create a blog to share my travel adventures. The excitement of meeting new and interesting people, challenging myself, seeing fantastic and amazing things, exploring the world, and learning as much as a can.
Much more than expected, VagabondJoe.com has started to grow and has become what I wanted to do. That’s why, in December 2019, I sold my share of the business and decided: I want to travel for the rest of my life!! (okay, who doesn’t?). My family & friends didn’t understand what I was doing. They thought I was nuts — and I wasn’t sure either.
Long-term vagabond travel provides me with unexpected challenges to conquer while I continue to learn about the world, meet interesting people, and have life-changing experiences along the way.
Adventure travel is much more than just participating in extreme activities — it’s about breaking out of your comfort zone, immersing yourself in different cultures and trying new things.
To see the world from someone else’s perspective, and grow in the process.
Traveling The World Indefinitely
My itinerary? Your guess is as good as mine! The plan is to plan as little as possible, and let fate take me on a roller-coaster ride of discovery & adventure.
I often hang out in a country for as long as it feels right and move on to the next when I’m ready. Exploring the Earth with an open mind, living on a limited budget, meeting new people, and learning what I’m made of.
All the while, attempting to capture and share my travel experiences using photography, video, and articles published on this travel blog.
Just to finish, I really hope this blog helps you with useful information and I hope my experiences and adventures past, present and future will inspire you to do the same: Explore. Dream. Discover.
Let the Adventures begin!!
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