Featured today in our latest blogger interview series is Brenden Palmer from Worldly View, a relatively new site in the travel blogging industry. We have started following Brenden recently and are really impressed by his travel philosophies and ideals about traveling the world.
Please feel free to comment, ask questions and connect with the Brenden using his various social media fronts listed below.
We would like to give a special THANK YOU to Brenden for taking time to interview with us today!
Name: Brenden Palmer
Hometown: Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Introduction: My name is Brenden Palmer and I’m probably clinically obsessed with traveling (if that’s even a thing… and if it is, would that be good? I think it is!).
I run a new travel blog over at Worldly View with cheap budget travel tips and much more. I’m a 21 year old student traveler, so if I can do it, you can too!
Website: Worldly View
- Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/worldlyview
- Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/worldly_view
What is your favorite aspect of traveling and if you are a travel blogger, why did you decide to create your website?
My favourite aspect of traveling is discovering new things and figuring out new ways of doing things along the way. Even the little things like trying to figure out how to use a different type of washer in an apartment I’m renting in Europe are very interesting to me. Things like trying to figure out how to get from point A to point B and getting lost along the way are interesting and exciting.
Actually, I don’t believe in getting lost, rather I believe that you’re just finding your way. I like to discover and I like to be in new places.
For me, being in the same place for too long causes me to feel like it’s too much of a routine. I hate routine. Travel breaks me out of that and allows me to feel free. I created my website to simply share my travel experiences with others. I feel that a lot of people I know personally have a lot of misconceptions about travel and if I know a select number of people who all have these, then others must have them as well.
I created my website to inspire others to go out and see the world. I created my website to motivate others to follow their dreams.
In sharing my experiences as a budget student traveler I hope that I can do that. Even if I only do it for one person, then it was all worth it in the end. I have no idea where my website will take me, but that’s the beauty of it all. I like venturing out into the unknown. It excites me and I hope it excites you too.
How many continents have you visited?
How many countries have you visited?
What is your favorite destination in the world and why?
There’s just something about that city for me. I love its small cobblestone streets. I love the people, the food, the red wine, and the atmosphere of what I feel when I’m there.
In having said that there is something about every destination I travel to that is my “favourite” in some regard. Every place is different, has a different charm, has different people, and every destination has different things that make that particular destination great.
If money/time was no object and you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you travel to and why?
I would spend an indefinite amount of time traveling to every corner of the world. I want to discover as much as possible and I want to see as many things as possible. I want to meet as many people as possible.
Which of the following gadgets do you take on your travels?
Laptop, Phone and Camera
What is your preferred method of transport?
Complete the following, “Everywhere I go, I visit….”
…a supermarket or a grocery store. It sounds boring, but it’s really not, as I like to cook a lot (not all — I love trying local food!) of my own food when I travel. Also, the supermarket allows me to not only see what’s different than at home, but it allows me to experience something new. For me that’s what traveling is all about.
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…
“There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be…” ― John Lennon
These are words I live by. There’s nothing that I do in my life that isn’t what I’m supposed to be doing.
At the young age of 21 I’ve traveled to many countries, started a company, now started a travel blog, and more. Traveling has always been my dream and my goal, but society always taught me that you had to get a job and settle down. That’s fine if others want to do that, but it’s not me. I’m following traditions and norms, no longer.
I’m doing what others want me to be doing, no longer. There’s something very appealing about living a lifestyle where I don’t know what tomorrow brings. The security of regular and normal life terrifies me.
I’m currently traveling in Europe with my girlfriend. I’ll return back home in a couple of weeks. After this, I’m planning on taking some time off from school to travel. I have no idea how long that will be, but I have a plan in place to sustain that lifestyle for as long as necessary. I’m lucky enough to have a job where I can work from anywhere.
My website will include all of my stories, what I’ve learned along the way, and more. I blog as often as possible (usually daily) over at Worldly View. I hope you can come check it out!
Great interview. Long the youthful zest for travel burn bright. Thanks for sharing, guys.
Thanks for doing this interview with me — it was fun!