The Travel Tart is one of the most interesting and unique travel blogs that I’ve read. It’s full of humorous post, pictures of weird and unusual things that Anthony encounters in his travels. It also have a lot of articles about travel tips that you will definitely find helpful.
Aside from maintaining his travel blog, Anthony also writes for other online and offline publications usually about funny and offbeat travel related topics.
Learn more about Anthony and visit his blog at The Travel Tart.
Here’s my short interview with Anthony.
How did you discover your passion for travelling?
“I was sent to a former war zone for work – Kosovo, as my first trip outside of Australia and New Zealand. Most people thought I was crazy for going, but I really enjoyed experiencing the cultural differences and the incredible hospitality of the locals. I was hooked on travel from that moment on and wanted more!”
What’s the most horrible experience that you’ve had on the road?
“I caught a minibus taxi from Bulawayo in Zimbabwe to Johannesburg in South Africa. After waiting for 4 hours for it to become full, the driver then compensated for this lost time by driving at 140 km/hour all the way, and I had to sit next the person with the largest backside for 12 hours. Which mean half of my backside was leaning over the seat for this entire time. After arriving in Joburg, I then had to share a bed with the male friend I was travelling with, but I didn’t’ care because I was exhausted! I don’t think we shared any many hugs that night – from what I can remember!”
What’s the best travel experience that you’ve ever had?
“Every travel experience is a great one – even if it’s feels crap at the time! It’s hard to compare things that are so different. I consider it a privilege to be able to travel, so every travel experience is the best one!”
What’s the biggest realization that you’ve got out of travelling?
“The more I learn about other countries, the more I learn about my own! And that while we all might do things differently, basic human needs and emotions are universal.”
What keeps you going? What keeps you motivated?
“It’s all about wanting to experience as much as I possibly can before I leave the planet. It’s about the anticipation of experiencing something new. Whether that be a culture, food or something else like that! I’ve never become sick of that addiction. Most true travellers travel to escape boredom!”
This is a silly and hypothetical one. If you would be given a chance to travel with a popular person or a celebrity, who would it be and why?
“I’d like to spend a week travelling with David Hasselhoff on a road trip in KITT from Knight Rider. Just to see if his chest hair is real! Plus the Hoff doesn’t take himself too seriously either, I think he’d be good fun!”
Where’s your favourite place in this planet and why?
“Every place I’ve been to. And every place I haven’t been to yet.”
What’s your best tip for newbie traveller?
“Just let yourself go and soak up what the world has to offer. The best travel experiences I’ve had are the random ones that pop up. Go off the beaten path a bit, and you will be rewarded with many rich experiences.”
What’s the funniest and silliest thing you’ve ever done while travelling?
“I’ve done lots of crazy stuff. I think the silliest thing was throwing myself off a perfectly safe ledge to go gorge swinging at Oribi Gorge, South Africa to freefall for 70m.
“I think that I’m the type of guy who’s laid back and doesn’t take themselves too seriously, and that you would like to have an unpretentious chat with over a beer or 10…”
“The Travel Tart – Offbeat Tales From a Travel Addict – is about the funny, offbeat and downright weird aspects of world travel today. If you’re looking for serious travel information, you’ve come to the wrong place! The thing is, travel wasn’t meant to be taken too seriously – it’s meant to be a lot of fun!”-Anthony of The Travel Tart
Editor’s Note: All pics and video are provided by Anthony.