First post – Welcome to Indietraveller

October 24, 2013

After many months of preparation, IndieTraveller launches today.

Whew. It’s been a bit of a journey to get to this point. And in this case, I’m not talking about travelling.

Back in April this year, on an island in Indonesia, I foolishly decided I was going to write a book about backpacking. It was 6 months into my backpacking trip and I having an amazing time, but I remembered how difficult it had been to prepare for my trip. Surely there was a need for a resource that could help take away all those burning questions and worries you have at the start. I decided to write the book I wished I had before my first big trip.

Of course, this is a stupid idea. What do I know about writing a book? I also decided that I would self-publish it… and what I didn’t know is that most self-published books don’t make their money back.

Anyway, now I’m here. I wrote a 181 page book that I am extremely proud of. It’s the best book I could have written and the best one I know of.

IndieTraveller exists to support the book, but also to become a free travel resource in its own right and a place for me to share stories about my travels. If you want to read about some of my adventures in Asia, read this post about a festival the Philippines, or maybe this story about caving in Thailand. I am currently in Central America, and will begin blogging about my journey here tomorrow.

I hope you will enjoy the site and that you will stick around. Lots of great content and photos are on the way! If you want to make it easier to follow along, make sure you subscribe to my mailinglist (see sidebar) or follow me on Twitter or Facebook!

Happy travels,



  1. Olivia Reply October 26, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Great to see your site up and running, Marek, looking good! Excited to look through it more.

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