Interview – John Falcon (Round The World Journeys)

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Today, we would like to introduce our most recent interviewee, John Falcon, who has graciously taken time out of his day and ‘global travels’ to discuss his travel thoughts and motivation behind his website – Round The World Journeys.

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

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

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Name: John Falcon

Hometown: Originally from UK, now a global ‘nomadic’ traveler

Website: Round The World Journeys

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

For me, travelling is escaping the normal and trying to get a sense of the variety of life, to expand ones horizons both physically but also its only when you do this that you realise that people however different are in reality very similar.

I wanted to encourage people to take the step out of their normal lives and that it is in reality totally achievable.

How many continents have you visited?

Five

How many countries have you visited?

30+

What is your favorite destination in the world and why? 

This is like choosing between your children. I have places that I love, but for different reasons. For example for outstanding beauty Australia and Canada are phenomenal, for culture; the highlands of Peru are an undiscovered jewel; for food, well Malaysia is one big melting pot.

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

Antarctica, just for the outstanding beauty, somewhere when you can see first hand how fragile this little rock in space really is, somewhere to appreciate what a beautiful world we live in.

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

Camera, Phone, Laptop and Notebook as I prefer to write things on pen and paper, preferably with sketches too.

What is your preferred method of transport? 

Walk

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

To prescribe a formula for where to visit, for me is too rigid. I would rather just say everywhere I go I try to get lost. It’s down the back alleys, the small dead ends that you find the jewels of a city, the small bakeries, families and the stories behind the glamour of a place.

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… 

The way I see my website is a place, that is a step further down to road than just a place to dream, a place with beautiful photos. It for me is a brainstorm of ways to travel, how to make the crucial leap from “I would love to do this” to “I know how I’m going to do this”.

The next plan is to cycle from Australia to the UK, I will probably take about 2 years or so fingers crossed.

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