The Dan in DanVenture

The first things you usually find out about a person is their name & a few facts about them, so here’s my introduction. I’m Dan. I’ve always wanted to see the world & learn more about the people in it, but like most people, my budget has made it a much slower process than I would like. All my travel is self funded & no organization has given me any form of sponsorship. (Maybe one day, but that’s the dream hey?)

Apart from travel being a great desire, it has benefited me in more ways than I can even put into words & in ways I could never have imagined. People have told me I’m brave & intrepid for facing adventure – specifically solo travel, but the truth is that we live in an age where travel has never been easier. The thought of going to a party where I don’t know anyone terrifies me, but going to a foreign country alone excites me. The exact moment I really fell in love with traveling only happened relatively recently & that’s a pretty good story for another time.

I am by no means a nomad or ‘world traveler’ & my writing skills have never been greater than average. I started DanVenture Travels because numerous friends have told me I pay attention to details which in turn enables me to tell stories of my travels which they say are entertaining.

So now you know a little bit about me, if you have any questions feel free to contact me & I’ll happily reply when I can.

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  1. Stories, photos, tips, suggestions, recommendations and what’s hot. We want to know everything about where to go in the world. Share with us!

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  2. Hey Dan,
    Cool blog, keep it up this way.
    Btw, I’m similar – going to a part alone – I hate that. Traveling and living in a foreign country by myself – exciting and ‘normal’ for me, but people say I’m brave (I don’t feel it this way). So, I guess in a way, we may be kindred spirits 🙂

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  3. Hi Dan, great intro and blog! Although not a solo traveller like you, I’m also trying to see as much of the world as possible with a limited budget and annual leave. Looking forward to reading about more of your adventures 🙂

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      1. I think either California or Iceland! Both very different (particularly the climate!), but both amazing. I’m heading to Singapore & Bali in September, so really looking forward to that! Where’s your favourite place been?

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      2. That sounds absolutely amazing! I want to explore Singapore so badly, I’m jealous! My most favorite place is a nature reserve in Swaziland, but favorite country as a whole (or what I’ve seen of it) – India by far🙂

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      3. Hi there, I can’t seem to retrieve the original comment. I did love India & it has been my favorite so far. I don’t think it is fully correct to say that because I do believe that every country is beautiful in it’s own way. However, I absolutely loved India & maybe it was where I was emotionally, but the culture & way of life is so vastly different from what I know & I loved learning about it. The people were so welcoming & friendly, the food was delicious & the nature was superb. I still wish to visit Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Pakistan & I will most probably have the same feeling for those countries, but I have yet to experience them. I hope that answer made sense?

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      4. Oh yes!! I actually wanted to know what made India as one of your favourite country because India has almost the same (very little difference) culture as Pakistan has.
        Pakistan is a multicultural country and so is India and Bangladesh.And that’s because these three were One country before 1947.
        Bangladesh was a part of Pakistan till 1971 and was known as East Pakistan.

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      5. But as I’ve mentioned that Pakistan is rich in everything i.e. it has plain areas as well as mountains,deserts,rivers and everything any country can have so I travel most of the time exploring different places.
        And I wish and hope for that I would overcome my fear of flights and heights then I will visit Scotland and Spain.These two places are my dream lands 😃

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      6. Sure!! You should visit Pakistan.And you would find a variety of culture,languages,places everything. Even people here vary from each other depending upon the climate of an area,like people of northern areas are pale (fair) in complexion while as you go to the southern areas the complexion are darker just like Indians.And so is the culture and language differences.

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  4. Nice blog. Travelling on a budget is an art! To be honest, I think travelling with unlimited money would be less fun, even, because being constrained to a budget forces you to be creative. I wish I could travel every year, though!

    I’m following you to read more about your travels!

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  5. Hey Dan. Really enjoy your writing and reporting on the places. I think you have reached a good mix of travel reporting and first-hand experience combined with telling your travel stories People want the first hand experience every time.

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  6. ‘The thought of going to a party where I don’t know anyone terrifies me, but going to a foreign country alone excites me’ – yup, that would be me too! I’ve met a lot of people that would fall into that category too. Happy travels!

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  7. Hi. I also love travel, have problem with geting money and eye for details. Nice to hear that you would not sponsore places you will be and that you will talk about your experience in that places. I agree with everything you write.

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    1. I used to share that feeling & I would also think that solo travel was sad because you didn’t get to share it with anyone. I went through a very difficult time emotionally & a friend invited me to visit her in China – long story short, I ended up spending lots of time exploring alone in a non-western country with almost no English. I learnt how many things I overcame by myself, I got over social anxiety because I had to approach strangers & I forced myself to get over my picky eating habits (I was in China after all). Once you experience that kind of personal liberation, it is hard to look at things other ways. I hope that made sense?

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  8. Hey Dan! You had me at that thought of going to a party terrifying.I feel exactly the same. I used to travel alone for work most times and it is empowering to say the least. I travel with family since the last few years and Im loving it too. It is the only time I get to meet the adventurous side of my folks too and its liberating to get to know all our different persona’s that we keep hidden from the world and from ourselves. Your blog resonates with my thought process and Im going to come back and read all your blogs soon. Trust me you do write well and just the intro made me feel like i know you already.

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  9. Hey I’m also interested to travel all around the world you said it really excites me to go to the world tour alone then going to a party where I know none I’m in the process of saving funds to my tour😉 please give your advices to save more money and more about places

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  10. I am new to blogging but so excited to get started and to share my travel stories with all. I adore traveling and have a real passion for it. I loved your blog and have started following you to keep up with your adventures 🙂 x

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      1. Yes very excited to share my travel experiences, tips and loves. Definatly will need time to figure out the blogging world but very happy to have joined. Your more than welcome thank you for yours too go ahead and follow my journey 😁✈ x

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  11. I totally get it…..going to a party alone scares the hell outta me, but traveling solo, not so much. Traveling alone is great. I traveled for work weekly a few years ago. I was only in the US, but I still loved it!

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      1. Well, I was based in Georgia, & I started driving back & forth to Kentucky weekly. It was fun. I loved seeing the countryside and took a ton of pics. I went to OH and Missouri when I had some free time. For a while I went to TX also. I loved TX too!

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  12. I wanna shift my trips from traveling my country to traveling the world! For sure, budget is one ultimate shortcoming, but you’re motivating me!

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    1. I’m glad to hear I motivate at least one person! Thank you for reading & following!

      I do think domestic travel is as special & important as international travel – I think it is very good to discover your homeland & fellow countrymen. Don’t overlook it too quickly 🙂

      Budget is a massive hurdle to overcome & many travellers & bloggers fail to consider that not everyone has the money they might have. I do have to save faithfully & I often have to sacrifice other things in order to travel, but that’s just a decision I have made.

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  13. Hi Dan,
    It’s a pleasure for me to know, that you took the time to read and like my blog posts on bethulove. I really appreciate it! I hope your travelling is going well? Where are you at these days? Still in India?
    Looking forward to read you soon!
    Cheers, Bethula

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  14. Hi Dan, You’ve been to parts of the world I’ve only dreamed about. Great to read your stories. Have you had a chance to go to Latin America? Once you get there, traveling from country to country with local airlines is not as expensive. My husband and I had the great luck to stay in Santiago, Chile teaching English and make sorties to other locations twice a month. South America has great food, ancient cultures, and amazing modern buildings – a lot to offer. -Rebecca

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    1. Thanks for this comment, Rebecca. I haven’t made it to Latin America yet, but I have been thinking about it for some time now. I have heard that travel between those countries is quite easy & visas aren’t a concern for most of them either. My travels so far have mainly been in Africa & then a bit of Asia & Europe. Have you been to Africa?

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  15. Hello Dan! Thank you for taking the time to like my recent blog post. I checked out your blog and I think it’s cool.I’ll read all your posts when I have time. I can relate to the “budget” part when it comes to travelling. Are you on Instagram? 🙂

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  16. This was relatable to me as well, b/c as a socially anxious introvert, that same thought of going to a party where I don’t know anyone intimidates me, but my other interests and passions inspire and liberate me. Great post, and I’ll look forward to seeing more from your travels. Take care!

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    1. I apologize for the delayed response. I’m so glad to hear that my post was relatable to you. The funny thing about social anxiety is you feel like no one else understands how it makes you feel & that other people don’t experience it as well – so it it also quite a relief for me to hear that you feel it too!

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  17. Thank you for sharing your travels..
    For someone like me who has never traveled.. it is enjoyable.
    If your not shy, possibly you could grab a cheap Ape Man Camera and film your adventures..
    You Tubers would likely sponsor your adventures through Patreon, or PayPal me..
    Others have been successful at it.. Young and adventurous is a blessing 🙂

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