On the road with a travel blogger – February
A Q&A with Matt Long, a former cubicle-dweller who turned his love of travel into a profession.
How did you get into travel blogging?
My passion has always been seeing the world, but I was stuck in a job I hated. I started writing on the weekends as an outlet and thankfully have since been able to make this my full-time job.
What is your secret weapon for capturing stunning images?
Composition is key in creating a great photo as is storytelling. Instead of only capturing a nice scene, try to make sure that the image communicates something – be it an emotion, idea, or entire story.
What is your all-time favourite destination and why?
If I could only visit one foreign country again it would be Australia. The continent has it all from the dusty Outback to vibrant cities.
Do you have a travel philosophy?
Travel is about personal growth and I think it’s important to do at least one thing that makes you somewhat uncomfortable on every trip. It can be something simple like trying a new food or more adventurous like bungee jumping, as long as it pushes you out of your comfort zone.