Interview – Davide Vadalà (Nomad Travellers)

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Our latest feature on our interview series of fellow travel bloggers is Davide Vadalà from Nomad Travellers. Davide is a well-travelled individual and we are delighted that he is speaking with us today on a variety of travel related topics.

Please feel free to comment, ask questions and connect with Davide using his various social media fronts listed below.

We would like to give a special THANK YOU to Davide for taking time to interview with us!

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Name: Davide Vadalà 

Website: Nomad Travellers

Social Media: 

What is your favorite aspect of traveling and if you are a travel blogger, why did you decide to create your website? 

What I like about traveling is experiencing new things everyday, also the unexpected. And experience for me means learning, since I believe in learning by doing. If you have a normal office job, the most enthusiastic thing it can happen is probably getting an extra free day. If you take possession of your life and you go travelling, you open a completely new range of possibilities. You feel alive every second, and you are not looking forward for weekends. Your life is a weekend.

I started my travel website to share this vision with other people, to try to inspire them and possibly to change a little bit of the world in which we live. Whatever I do, I always think that if it’s even 1% better than when I started, it means I succeeded.

How many continents have you visited? 

Three

How many countries have you visited? 

30+

What is your favorite destination in the world and why? 

It’s probably Nepal. First of all, it came after some very stressing months in India, where I was even hospitalized for one week. I keep great memories from Nepal and its people, because they are Asian but with a stronger Western influence, so it was easier to get along with them. I found it to be a much more relaxing, spontaneous and friendly than India. But most of all I loved trekking in the Himalaya for three weeks, covering over 300 km and reaching 5500 meters of altitude, making good friends, and passing from tropical climate to alpine forest to bare rocks, while I was hiking.

If money/time was no object and you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you travel to and why? 

No doubts it would be Bhutan. It’s a different world there, economics have no place in the important choices of the state, and people are happy with what they have. They develop happiness rather than their bank accounts. Nature is amazing and you can recharge your spiritual batteries just by staying there. Unfortunately to preserve their unique culture they limited the entrance of foreigners, and having access to this Himalayan country is difficult and extremely expensive.

Which of the following gadgets do you take on your travels? 

Laptop, Phone, Camera and e-Reader.

What is your preferred method of transport? 

Bicycle.

Complete the following, “Everywhere I go, I visit….” 

Natural beauties in the surroundings and inspiring architectures, in particular Art Nouveau buildings.

Here is your chance to sell yourself and your website! Tell us some more information about yourself, what your travel philosophies & future plans are and anything else that people may find interesting to read about… 

Since two years and a half, my solo travel transformed into a couple travel, since I met my better half Otilia. Of course while travelling! We were rock climbing in Hungary when we met for the fist time. Now we try to travel sustainably, moving almost exclusively by land, most of the time hitchhiking. I love cycling, but she is still not enough comfortable to travel by bike. We don’t use hotels, we always sleep couchsurfing and we eat local and vegetarian. We buy second hand clothes, and only if we need, and we try to inspire people to be more frugal. In our website, we share our travel stories, photos and plenty of tips.

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I’m also really interested in photography, I’ve collaborated with international paperback magazines and our articles are always filled with nice images. Now we are waiting for an answer from the Indonesian Embassy. If we’ll be selected for a program we applied for, we’ll study local handicraft in Indonesia for one year. We can’t wait to go!

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Chris Boothman is the co-founder of A Brit and A Southerner. Born near Manchester, England, Chris moved to USA in 2006 where he soon after met his wife and travel partner in crime, Heather. They have since embarked on an amazing journey of travel as they challenge others to follow in their paths of working full-time but also being able to travel frequently! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Chris at [email protected]

11 COMMENTS

    • Completely agree with you Gabor that anyone who has the guts to get on their two-wheeled companion and start exploring deserves a pat on the back. We both love biking but generally only in rural settings or at least where there is not much traffic, not sure I would have the guts to do this in a city setting.

      Kudos to Davide and Otilia and reiterating Gabor’s thanks for featuring in our interview series!

    • Always great to meet new folks right! Plus you learn some interesting things that you didn’t even think was possible when you set the interview questions.

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