Travel Blog of the Month: An Adventurous World
November’s Travel Blog of the Month winner is An Adventurous World penned by travel blogger, Macca Sherifi. After almost a decade of travel blogging, Macca has built up a loyal following and never fails to deliver. He talks about the importance of making friends on the road, his favourite post, future travel plans and much, much more…
Name: Macca Sherifi
Travel Blog details: An Adventurous World
1. When did you start your travel blog & what inspired you to set it up?
I actually joined the blogging world way back in 2008 just before I went on my round the world trip. Then it was just for my friends and family, but it really gave me the passion for photography and to tell a story.
My next blog was in 2014 with a couple of other people and that was all based around video. At the time I wanted to learn all about video and present a very raw travel show, and over time that’s evolved and transformed into An Adventurous World, the blog you see today!
2. Name a couple of your favourite overseas travel destinations, and why.
I’d probably say Greenland. It’s without a doubt the most beautiful country I’ve ever been to. I know everyone talks about Iceland, but Greenland is next level, it really is. It is just so raw and rugged, the people are so kind and open. All in all it’s an very humbling place to visit.
Another place I adore is India. I spent six months there in 2009 and I really got a deeper feel for the country. It’s a very magical place.
3. Can you tell us a couple of great travel memories?
Ha. How long have you got? From places like Halong Bay in Vietnam to Raja Ampat in Indonesia to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, I’ve been to some of the most beautiful places in the world over the last decade if travelling so it’s hard to narrow it down. I’d say travelling is all about the people you meet along the way – those friends are the ones you keep forever.
4. Which European city do you love most?
Another hard question! London is my favourite city in the world which is why I call it home, but in mainland Europe I’d probably say Copenhagen – it’s an amazing city that has so much history, really cool architecture, a thriving hipster scene and so much more.
5. What’s your favourite travel blog you’ve written called & why?
My favourite blog that I’ve written recently is all about flying over Kluane National Park in the Yukon. Not many people get to travel to the Yukon and I absolutely loved exploring this part of Canada. I think the videos say it all really!
6. What future travel do you hope to do?
I’m already planning my 2018 and it’s shaping up to be another year packed with travels. A few places I’d like to visit next year are South Africa, New Zealand and a big trip around Southeast Asia again – it’s been a few years since I’ve been there and I missing it!
7. What three items are must-bring things for you on your trip (other than the essentials like passport etc)?
As a photographer I’ve got to say my camera, that one’s a given.
Another thing I can’t live without it my iPod. I’ve got an old school iPod classic with over 20,000 songs on, so when I’m out shooting I like listening to music too.
My last item would probably be my laptop. Usually when I’m on the road I’m still creating content so I need my laptop for that. All quite techy really!
8. What’s the best thing travel has taught you?
To be open minded and accepting of all things in life. The reason I travel is to understand different cultures and societies – within three months of travelling in India I learned more about myself and the world than I ever did in three years of uni. I actually think travelling is one of the best educations out there!
9. What book would you recommend as a good read on a long trip?
To clichéd to say ‘On the Road‘ by Jack Kerouac?
10. Finally, what’s your favourite tipple (alcoholic or non alcoholic)?
I think it’s always good to drink the local tipple wherever you are in the world. Beer in Germany, wine in France, rum in the Caribbean. For me though, I’d say a michalada from Mexico is pretty hard to beat!