Hey everyone, how’re you doing? My names Jaz.
I’m a 24 year old Australian, seeking lifes adventures through travel. When I was younger (10-17) I had done some road trips across a few states in Australia with my family, had been to Bali and New Zealand also. I travelled to Vietnam and Cambodia for 3 weeks in 2014 with my sister, which was a real tipping point for me in life.
I remember deciding in Cambodia that I was going to move to Bali. When we returned from that trip, I booked a one-way ticket to Bali, giving myself 3 months to save. During these 3 months, I didn’t waste any money, I worked as much as possible and sold all my possessions except my surfboard, clothes, laptop, cameras etc.
It took me no time at all to get on my feet in Bali. My life had flipped upside down (or right side up) from going to work Monday – Friday, to going to the beach and surfing any time I wanted. I learnt Bahasa Indonesian (Indonesian) during the span of 1 year living in Bali. I consider myself a modest speaker, still not fluent.
My adventures in Bali (and 7 other islands in East Indonesia) were complete with amazing people, experiences, lessons, views, beaches, oceans, parties, food and much more! After living in Bali I came back to Australia because money was running low, I purchased a cheap van and kitted it out for dirt cheap to travel down the East Coast of Australia.
I continued adventuring all the way down to the Great Ocean Road in Southern Australia. I fell in love with the van life, but money eventually ran out, and at this point I hadn’t been working in 16 months! I give myself a pat on the back though, making 3 months of savings span for 16 months of travel without earning a dime the entire time.
The perpetual travel lifestyle was put on hold temporarily, whilst I saved money again. This time not so rushed, and allowing myself more time to save. I bought a 2009 Mercedes Sprinter LWB van, in which I am going to kit out and convert to my Australian home on wheels.
I’m going to completely strip the van, starting fresh installing proper insulation, electrical, plumbing, gas etc. I am going to document the entire van build journey in a video series + ebook. Be sure to keep up to date with my Instagram and Youtube for regular updates.
This is where I am currently at in life, about to jump into the sea of the unknown again just like I did when I left for Bali.
My goals are to:
- Complete van build
- Travel around all of Australia
- Travel around the whole world
- Inspire others and meet other like-minded travellers
I hope this has given you some insight into who I am and my journey. If you resonate with the vibes I put out, feel free to subscribe to receive future van build updates and upcoming free van build video tutorials + ebooks.
Age – 24
Born – Darwin, Australia
Profession – Electrician
Interests – Travel, Photography, Cinematography, Surfing, Skating, Learning Languages, Music
Lifestyle – Vegan, Adventure, Beach
Languages – Indonesian (modest), Spanish (basic)
Instagram – www.instagram.com/travelwithjaz/
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Thanks for coming to my site and checking out my travel adventures, it means a lot!