About Me

Travel Blog

Hello and welcome to my Travel Blog!

So the basics of this travel blog. I’m Dave, from Bath in the UK, in my 30’s. Originally my travel blog began to document my travels, and you read my stories using the Travel Diary page to find them. I’m now expanding it to included destination guides, itineraries. travel advice and inspiration. Use the above menu to browse!

Why ‘Dave Does The Travel Thing’?

Why did I choose this as my travel blog name? Well it’s simple really. I wanted something personal, so my name was a simple choice. But also something anyone could relate to. So ‘the travel thing’. That idea of wanderlust, exploration, backpacking and so forth.

Where have I been?

So far my travels have mostly taken ey throughout Europe and South East Asia, and I hope to explore many more places in future!

What kind of travel do I enjoy?

I am very interested in history. A lot of my travel is therefore history focused, though I also love natural beauty and learning about different cultures.

Whats my ‘travel styles’?

The style of travelling I embrace the most is ‘backpacking’ though I do enjoy long weekends and short city breaks too. Generally I stay in hostels (usually dorms though a private room is always needed now and then!). I value the ‘people’ side of travel just as much as the sights and sounds.  I like to mingle with both locals and other travellers when I can.

Has it all been fantastic?

Actually no, it hasn’t. After 7 months in Southeast Asia in 2016 I fell ill and it turned out to be serious. As a consequence I then spent 7 more months in the UK on a high dose of medication. I’m all cured now, but it was a horrible time.

So why still do it?

Because I was unlucky, and I don’t want that to stop me enjoying what I love.

What does the future hold?

Who knows? All I have in mind is that there are many, many places I want to explore! And I shall do my best to see them!


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All the photos I use on this travel blog are either ones i’ve taken myself or ones that people have taken of me!

The picture i’ve used for this ‘About Me’ is of myself standing in front of the Colosseum in Rome. It was taken in September 2014.


  • milliethom

    Hi Dave. Thank you for following my blog! I appreciate that, 🙂 I see you’ve developed the travel bug. I say, go for it while you’re young – there’s a big world out there. I live between Newark and Lincoln, UK, and am only just finding the opportunity to travel now that I’ve retired from teaching (and our six children have all left home!) I’m a geologist and geographer, hence my own love of travel, and will look forward to reading your future posts! 🙂

    • Dave Does The Travel Thing

      Thanks Millie! Look forward to reading your’s too 🙂 Those are great professions, definitely fit well with travel!

  • crazysumsum

    Hi Dave,

    I’m glad to have found your blog, it is great. I read several articles on your blog and I think it is useful for the tourists.

    Let me introduce myself, My name is Sam, a HongKonger who love travel. Two months ago, I had created a attractions based travel site which aims to connect the bloggers and the tourists. Bloggers can share their articles, photos or comments and let tourists find the useful travel information more easily, just like an index of blogs and attractions. I know you write a lots of articles about different attractions and i believe you will write more in the future, so I would like to invite you to join our community and share your articles and photos to let the tourists can read your travel story. Hope you will join us to share the travel information with each other =)

    Look for your reply, hope you all the best!



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