Hi! I’m Simon,
I guess I’ve always been wild about travel and always wished I was a globetrotter. Instead, I worked for over 10 years in investment banking and then 8 years in a PR firm. But as soon as I could, I flew away to explore another little piece of our beautiful world.
I started Wild About Travel in 2009 mostly as a way to learn about blogging and social media and soon discovered a true passion.
I understood I had become incurable when I approached social media and got to know other travel bloggers. Sharing ideas, getting to learn the dynamics of online marketing and the huge potential in terms of promotion for the Travel and Hospitality Industry introduced me into a new, exciting world.
From a travel enthusiast I became a social media addict, beyond the point of recovery. That’s why I got thrilled when I got the opportunity to organize a Course in Social Media Marketing for the Travel Industry, and to speak at a few events about the benefits of blogging, social media and online communications to enhance marketing and promotion.
What is ‘Wild About Travel’?
The mirror of my greatest passion: travel. And the wish to share my experiences and emotions.
I like adventure, the outdoors and wilderness, but I am also passionate about art and culture. To me, the beauty of travel is in the discovery.
Getting more personal
My kind of travel: mostly solo, often last-minute and without much planning, ready (and loving) to change plans according to my mood
The countries which most impressed me? Not easy but let’s say… Yemen, Peru, Nepal, Brazil, Venezuela, South Africa
Favorite cities: Barcelona, Vienna, London, Rome, Paris
Scenery warming my heart: mountains, desert, wild beaches, canyons and volcanoes
The good luck charm coming along with me in all my travels? My jeans jacket
More things and places capturing my attention: street art, medieval hamlets, street performers, local costumes and old traditions
Activities I love to do: hiking, scuba diving, getting lost in the tiny streets of many cities
Things that scare the hell out of me and I’d never do: white water rafting, bungee-jumping
My greatest regret: I won’t live enough to experience all the places I’d love to discover
At the top of my dream list? Exploring western Canada, seeing the humpback and killer whales, hike in the Canadian Rockies. The glaciers and icebergs in Patagonia and Antarctica. Seeing the Aurora Borealis. Exploring more of Africa (Mali, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, …). A long trip to discover New Zealand. Going back to the USA, see again Grand Canyon, Bryce and Arches, visit Yellowstone and more Western National Parks and explore Hawaii. Drive along Baja California, visit Colombia, Ecuador and the Galápagos and… scuba diving with hammerhead sharks.
See now why I’m Wild About Travel?
I hope you’ll enjoy reading my adventures!
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