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About me

Goal setter, goal achiever, never tell me I can't do anything...father, husband, practising minimalist, values-oriented, quality over quantity, marathon runner, digital nomad, Kiwi wandering the world. I choose experiences over material items. I value my friendships and close family. When I travel, I travel light - only a carry on bag - even for long trips.

Why did you join the community?

Networking helps me keep it real. Get lots of inspiration. Able to offer advice when I can.

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Where do you dream of traveling to?


What was your first travel job?

Website developer for Budget Travel

What do you want to learn more about?

Sustainable travel opportunities

Three words that describe why we should travel?

Education, compassion, enlightenment


  • Sandra Rosenau and I will be attending our second ITB Berlin with more knowledge on how to be more effective and less tired at the end of the three days. That said, we'll be flying in the day before (Monday) after six weeks of exploring Morocco. Looking... show more

  • Hey Ian, are you going to share your 2024 travel plans? :-)

  • We will be in Morocco for six weeks from mid-January. I'm running in the Marrakesh Marathon. Next, we'll be attending the ITB Berlin, spending time with Sandra's parents and then slow travel around Europe (in and out of Schengen) until early October. We... show more

  • I am currently in Japan for three months travelling around exploring, eating, learning, and running until May 2023. Then back to New Zealand for a month and then to Indonesia for three months. So glad to be back on the road as a full-time traveller.

  • The Museum of Money in the old capital of Montenegro (Cetinje). It was almost like a museum of history given how many currencies had been used in the country over the years. The fact that we received a personally guided tour was extra special. Mntene... show more