Travel Blogger Q&A Series – These are the amazing people that travel the world and share their stories on their blogs. Through this series, I aim to share a better understanding of travel bloggers apart from their blogs – a little more on the personal side of travel! Join me in this interview with Jack from Find World’s Beauty!
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Find World’s Beauty
Hi, my name is Jack, I’m 24 years old and I was born in Luxembourg. I run Find World’s Beauty together with some contributors where we share the best of our travels in the fields of culture, nature, adventure, history, food, and nightlife. I have visited 46 countries and lived in 3.
What is your earliest travel memory?
I was about 6 when I fell on my face at a Roman arena in southern France. My chin hit a large step made out of ancient Roman stone. It had to be stitched together in a local hospital.
Have you ever cried at the airport?
Nearly, but that’s a very private story I won’t share.
What’s your travel style?
I am a cultural traveller. I like to meet the locals and visit cultural institutions in order to learn something about the history, cultural specificities, society, and geopolitical setting of the destination.
What is your favourite city?
I have many. My 3 favourite all round cities are Prague, Vienna, and Budapest. The combination of architecture, medieval flair, cultural institutions, art, food, and nightlife make them my favourite cities
What is the weirdest thing you carry while travelling?
I carry an old-school notebook with a pen, don’t know if that’s considered weird nowadays.
What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done on holiday?
Quite a few things;) Did some solo hiking in Patagonia. Also trekked through some jungles in Central America. Drove across the Australian Outback as well.
What do you collect when travelling?
I have lots of cups with flags and pictures from different cities and landmarks on them.
If you could time travel, which era and area would you choose?
Two eras: Firstly, the Age of Discovery (1450-1600), I would love to have been on one of Magellan or Drake’s ships that circumnavigated the globe. Secondly, ancient Greece. When Alexander the Great led his troops from Macedonia to as far east as modern-day India, which was the end of the known world. Needless to say, he conquered everything.
Which is your favourite international meal?
Chicken with rice is available pretty much anywhere in the world. It’s simple, tasty, and gives you all the nutrition you need.
What do you miss most about home when you travel?
My family and friends. Also, the infrastructure, punctuality, and organisation of my home country.
How does travel make you feel?
I love the feeling of discovery. Learning about places and things you don’t already know. Also, the feeling of anonymity is something I relish.
Where is the best party scene?
Favourite travel related book?
There are many. In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin is one of my favourite books, not only travel-related. Another one I love is On the Road by Jack Kerouac.
Worst piece of travel advice you’ve received?
People telling you that you should just go without planning and preparation and take everything as it comes. Literally WORST TRAVEL ADVICE EVER.
What’s your ritual when you get to a new destination?
Having a coffee in a popular neighbourhood and doing some people-watching.
About Find World’s Beauty:
Find World’s Beauty is the travel website for the cultured adventurer. We combine practical, ready-to-use travel advice with historical background information. Our website focuses on travelling to the fullest extent possible. The art of travelling to the fullest extent possible encompasses nature, history, culture, and the local food and drinks of a destination and when these elements are all included in a journey, the location has been experienced in its entirety. We thereby promote a cultured way of travelling, exploring a destination in an intelligent and respectful way.