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Traveler Tuesday – Samantha of the Travelling King

Are you ready to meet another truly awesome travel blogger? Well of course you are! Today we have Samantha of Travelling King, after moving from Africa to Australia it is easy to understand how she caught the travel bug. It's infectious too, her husband caught it after Sam and Pete got married and spent two weeks in Thailand. That bug is very easy to catch!

Let's meet Samantha!

Traveler Tuesday – Samantha of Travelling King
[1] When and how did you become a traveler?

I was born to travel, I used to visit my grandparents every school holidays and visited family in South Africa from time to time and then in 2000 my mum and I moved form Zimbabwe, Africa to Adelaide, Australia. I didn’t get a chance to travel very much from about 5 or 6 years and then I met Pete and from there we went on little adventures within Australia together and then we got married 4 years later and went over to Thailand for our honeymoon which is where we fell in love with international travel.

Traveler Tuesday – Samantha of Travelling King

[2] What is travel to you in 10 words or less?

Travel to me is Freedom and learning new things.

[3] What is your favorite mode of transportation and why?

Flying, it’s the quickest way to get places and I really like being able to look out of the window.

[4] What do you typically do while traveling by plane?

I wish I could say sleep but sleep usually eludes me on planes. So ill watch a movie or a TV series or try read my book. I always try to book the exit rows so I can stretch out a bit more, it also means I can get up and go to the bathroom without bothering anyone.

[5] What is your favorite travel memory involving food?

Gee that’s hard to pick because I love my food! Its not very adventurous but our second wedding anniversary sticks in my mind because we had a very nice and very expensive dinner at the Park Hyatt in Sydney.


[6] What is one blogging tip or lesson that you have learned along the way that you can share with my readers?

Write from your heart – corny I know! But in all seriousness, look at reliable websites for information and don’t be afraid to ask a question, with that said, take all answers with a grain of salt (and do your own research). Travel blogging can be a very competitive (I have no idea why!), there are many people who will try to lead you down the garden path because they are afraid you are going to “steal” ideas from them or “steal” their traffic or just because they are scared of the unknown. Write good content (that you would want to read), take decent pictures (take a lesson or 2) and learn SEO – I think MOZ provides a great guide.

[7] Where to next?

I’m going to the Problogger conference on the Gold Coast at the end of August and then have a family trip with Tourism of Queensland for a few days. After that I might head to Sydney for a weekend and then Pete and I are off to China, Singapore and the Philippines for 3 weeks In October!

Thanks Samantha!

You can keep up with Samantha on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest. Wherever you catch her, I am sure you will enjoy her adventures!

How about you? What would you like to know about Samantha?

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  1. Thank you for sharing! I would love to go to China and overseas in general.