5 Minutes With Shane Dallas

For McCool Travel’s 44th travel profile, I am happy to introduce you to Shane Dallas, aka The Travel Camel. Shane is from Australia but is a true world citizen. He has visited over 80 countries and has been on the road continuously since December 2012.
“The world is not as dangerous as it appears from afar. Those destinations with some of the worst safety reputations usually provide the most memorable and enjoyable travel experiences. I distance myself from obviously perilous places infested by actively armed insurgents, but instead travel to the world’s less appreciated countries and explore what they have to offer.”

Shane Dallas, The Travel Camel
Shane Dallas

Read more about Shane Dallas on his About page on TheTravelCamel.com and from him on TravelBlog.org.

Shane Dallas

Born in Adelaide Australia, but spent 20 years (up to December 2012) in Brisbane, Australia. Currently based in Dubai but am travelling for 9 months of the year.
Always in my luggage…
my DSLR camera
3 favorite home-away-from-home places…

  • Singapore
  • Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
  • any decent African safari lodge

a favorite travel memory …
the ground shaking, smoke billowing and lava bombs flying above me at Mt. Yasur volcano on Tanna Island, Vanuatu
3 favorite travel brands…

  1. Columbia for clothes
  2. Bose for Noise Cancelling Headphones
  3. Nikon for DSLR

3 money-saving travel tactics I use are…

  1. avoid tourist areas in peak season
  2. search for hotel and flight prices often and through different sources
  3. avoid taxi drivers who approach you at transport hubs

3 ways that I have fun while traveling are…

  1. learning the local culture
  2. tasting the local cuisine
  3. listening to the local music

8 word (or less) travel mantra…
“Embrace the differences, shun the familiar”
Shane Dallas, The Travel Camel

My favorite non-travel website…
since cricket is my favourite sport, it must be cricinfo.com
most memorable souvenir…
a lip plate from the Mursi tribe in Southern Ethiopia (look a lot like the one in this photo I took: http://www.travelblog.org/Photos/5740023)
favorite cheap eat…
street food in Penang, Malaysia
recent discovery…
being an experienced public speaker is a very useful skill for a travel blogger.
I am fortunate to have met…
people who share with me stories about their life, country, and culture.
I would like to meet…
people who can help me learn more about the world.

Thank you very much, Shane.
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