My name is Ricky Carbis and my job is to travel and write about it, I say the term ‘job’ loosely.
I used to work in London for an overseas travel website, writing all about these exotic and fantastic locations… all while sitting in the office in London with it raining outside – something had to give!
Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love London, a fantastic city come rain or shine. But for me, the lure of that sunshine is just too much. So I decided that instead of sitting in the office in London and writing about all these beautiful sunny places… that I am actually gonna go travel the world and write about these places first hand! Best decision I have ever made.
Join me as I travel the world at my own place and bring a little bit of London to the world.
A little more about me:
I am a London born and bred Tottenham Hotspur fan – don’t worry, I don’t expect you to know who Tottenham Hotspur are. Just know that they are the absolute best!
In terms of travelling, I had never travelled outside of the UK before I was 18 years old. My first experience in a plane of any kind was doing a tandem skydive for a friends 18th birthday when I was 17. Brave I know.
I graduated from University in 2011 with a degree in Journalism and Marketing and quickly landed a job as journalist and online marketing editor for a successful overseas travel website. This just helped to fuel my desire to travel even more. Day after day I would read all these travel blogs about other travellers and let me tell you… the jealousy was driving my crazy. So come 2012, I decided you know what… if all these people can run successful travel websites, why can’t I? Why can’t you? If I can do it, I am sure that you can do it too. Travelling is quickly becoming my passion – even though I am dead scared of flying – I won’t even get up to use the toilet when I am on the plane, which makes for very uncomfortable journeys when I fly for 10 plus hours.
So now I guess I should tell you why you should follow my website:
- I would like to think that my site is a fun read for advice on travelling and those looking to do some travelling themselves.
- Take a read of my adventures and my struggles as the most London of London boys abroad.
- Enjoy my travel guides to different countries and regions around the world.
- Join in the discussion and debate by commenting and talking to me, travelling can be a lonely business – I need some people to talk to.
- If you don’t read it… well, who will? Come on, help me out.
Where I have been:My favourite country is Mexico! You will find a lot of information about Mexico on my website, take a look, it is really good I promise.
I have also spent time… in the UK and London (obviously), Spain, Italy, France, Turkey – and much more to come! Stay tuned.
Follow me and Contact me:
Like I said earlier, travelling can be a very lonely business. I love to talk and answer questions for people, give advice and what not. You know the deal.
You can follow me on Twitter – @RickyCarbis
Like my page on Facebook – ALondonerAbroad
And while your at it, you might aswell Contact Me and send me a little message. Would be appreciated. Cheers!