Meet the Nomads – Adam Finan of Tropical Nomad

Tropical Nomad is one of the blogs that you should subscribe to if you want to follow the adventure of a location independent writer. The blog is owned by Adam Finan, an Irish guy who left his home to see the world and at the same time to establish an online business and a sustainable traveling lifestyle.

Adam has worked in five countries to help sustain his traveling lifestyle. Lately he’s been actively building his online presence to help further his writing career. What I love about this blog is that Adam shares his insights in living and working in other places. Aside from writing about his travels, Adam also shares his insights about making money online and some advices on travel blogging as well.

Get to know more about Adam and follow his adventure at the Tropical Nomad.

Before you leave this page, check out my short interview with Adam.

Meet the Nomads - Adam Finan of Tropical Nomad

How did you discover your passion for travelling?

“My uncle left to visit Eqypt when I was about 7 and then spent a year living in Amsterdam. I remember when he came home, sitting in my grandmothers house in the kitchen and him showing me pictures of Tutankhamun’s tomb and the windmills in Holland.. This sparked my passion for travel.”

What’s the most horrible experience that you’ve had on the road?

“Being rammed off the road on a scooter in Thailand by two Nissan Navara’s sucked. Or possibly an attempted robbery in Malaga by some guy.. As soon as I seen the knife I was like a cloud of dust from a cartoon and gone!”

What’s the best travel experience that you’ve ever had?

“Cliche, but diving in the Great Barrier Reef was incredible. My first time diving and it blew me away (along with my
ear drums) so i am not sure if I am actually able to dive!?”

Meet the Nomads - Adam Finan of Tropical Nomad

What’s the biggest realization that you’ve got out of travelling?

“That the world is a beautiful place, full of good people. Most of whom are much happier with a lot less than most people have.”

What keeps you going? What keeps you motivated?

“My mum knew I was a lost cause when I left for Spain on my own at 18. My family are supportive, they all know that know-one ever regrets traveling. Even if it is a lifetime choice.

The thought of seeing the world keeps me going. There are so many places to see and experience, I will never get sick of traveling.

My new blog actually motivates me to do even more travel now because I want to have good stories to write about and pictures to show.

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 would go on a World Tour with Daft Punk. That would be awesome! Why? Because every show would be a spectacular sell out with thousands of fans who want to have a great time.”

Tropical Nomad Diving Great Barrier Reef

Where’s your favourite place in this planet and why?

“The west coast of Ireland on a sunny day is the most beautiful place on the earth. I love it because my family and friends are there, the scenery is spectacular and it is like a holiday atmosphere when the sun actually shines in Ireland!”

What’s your best tip for newbie traveller?

“Try not to stress to much, travel slow and everything works out in the end. I have friends who left Ireland with $50 three years ago and are still travelling. The world will provide, just stay positive.

Also, all the information you could ever want is online, so do some research before you go somewhere.”

What’s the funniest and silliest thing you’ve ever done while travelling?

“Silliest and funniest combined would probably be flipping a quad bike with my girlfriend on the back in Bali. I had never driven one before and thought it would be a great idea to do a jungle quad bike tour with her on the back. She was not impressed!”

How do you keep yourself safe on your travels?

“I don’t really worry to much about that. Just stick to the usual stuff like lock your stuff away in hostels, keep wallet and passport on you and avoid confrontation.

I had my wallet robbed in Koh Samui while I went out for a bottle of water by a cleaner. The management refused that she did it, even though she was the only one in the room and I had left my wallet on the bed and taken cash with me. Classic tourist nightmare. Lucky I had already bought the ticket to Koh Tao. Mind your cards!”

What do you think about yourself?

“I am a happy and positive guy who is very ambitious. An Irish lad, who wants to travel the world and live a location independent lifestyle. I want to help others who want to live a life of travel and digital nomadism. Also, I am also a damn good chef!

Meet the Nomads - Adam Finan of Tropical Nomad

Tropical Nomad is a blog about the trials and tribulations of a living location independent lifestyle while traveling the world. I share my photos, travel tips and online business pursuits as I *‘Travel, Be Happy and Hustle’…* BTW, you could also follow him in Twitter and Facebook.

Editor’s Note: All pics are provided by Adam.

Next: Erin and Simon of Never Ending Voyage Previously: Justin Egli of Ikimasho For more interviews with travel bloggers, check out the archives of Meet the Nomads.

Comments

  1. “That the world is a beautiful place, full of good people. Most of whom are much happier with a lot less than most people have.”

    So true. I just started following his blog as one of the things we want to do on the road is make our travel self sustainable. That means longer travels!!!! =)

  2. Cheers for the Interview Flip 🙂

  3. It was good to read this interview- Tropical Nomad is such a fun blog 🙂

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