About me

About me

“What if I fall?
Oh, but my darling,
what if you fly?” – Erin Hanson

Stevie on the Move is a source of inspiration to go for your dreams and start doing what makes you truly happy in life. My adventurous stories from travelling around the world with hardly any money will boost your wanderlust and provide you with a new perspective of freedom. It will give you an example how to ditch 9-to-5 life, stop doing what you have to do and start doing what you love to do.

Stevie in Xingping

Heyho! I’m Stevie.

I’m an ultra low budget traveller, adventure seeker and embracer of the unknown on an endless journey around the world. As a half Austrian, half British I was already born with a backpack full of cultural empathy.

Travelling means for me trading comfort for heart-warming cross-cultural experiences. I constantly leave the comfort zone of my safe harbour and throw myself out in the unpredictable adventures that await me on the road. The reward is adventurous moments that keep my breath away and lovely encounters of generosity.

I’m a very curious person and I love the unknown. That’s why I travel to places we know nothing about, just like when I was hitchhiking through Kurdistan in Iraq or when I was tandem cycling across the Pamir mountains in Tajikistan.

The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are

So I travel because I am deeply interested in the country, the culture and the people I am visiting. And to really get to know the people of a foreign country you have to integrate yourself in their culture. That’s why I travel slow one country after the other, learn the language and go by hitchhiking.
The best thing about hitchhiking is that you never know where the road takes you and sometimes you will end up in the most beautiful village in the middle of nowhere and then you get invited by locals to stay with them and experience their culture at it’s best.

Very important to me is to travel in a socially and environmentally responsible manner and to give back when travelling. I like to say sharing is caring, so I’m always happy to share the stories from my adventures, my food and my happiness with others and never hesitate to offer a helping hand.

So basically it’s all about enjoying life to the fullest in every single moment and still being aware of yourself and your surroundings. To know where you go you need a goal, but not a plan. I listen to my gut feelings and go where it feels good for me.

 

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