BMT 006: Long-Term Travel Lifestyle with Kneale Brown

Kneale Brown

In this episode of The Budget Minded Traveler podcast, I interview long-term traveler Kneale Brown about how he affords to stay on the road after traveling non-stop for two years.

Originally from the UK, Kneale has traveled through Southeast Asia, Australia, and is currently in New Zealand without plans to go home any time soon.

His perspective on what it takes to sustain this vagabond lifestyle is incredibly refreshing, and if you’ve ever had thoughts about long-term travel or how it’s possible on a budget, you’ll want to give this episode a listen.

Kneale Brown is a solo traveler, musician, barman, and serial skinny-dipper. 23 months on the road through Southeast Asia and Australia currently living in a van in New Zealand and awaiting the first dump of snow. Loves mountains, whisky, and Canadian girls. Hates sand, #YOLO, and changing tires.

Episode 6 Show Notes

Follow Kneale on Twitter @KnealeBrown

Great one-liners to take away from this episode:

  • “…I spend absolutely everything, but I gain absolutely everything as well…”
  • “…You experience a country through its most common things, not its most outrageous things…”
  • “…You can solve any problem with sleep or a cup of tea…”
  • “…You don’t need to be a millionaire to travel…”

4 replies on “BMT 006: Long-Term Travel Lifestyle with Kneale Brown”

Wow!! This is SO inspiring! I have dreamed of doing something like this but everyone has always told me it is not possible or a bad idea and it is really nice to have my dreams validated and proved to be possible! I stumbled upon your website the other day and have been listening to your podcasts and reading your blogs and I LOVE them!! I may have to slow down because I am trying to do the whole college thing and if I keep inhaling your podcasts I may just hop on a plane and explore the world!…Which is obviously a great thing to do but I want to graduate from college and I know once I start exploring the world I won’t stop! I will have to stick to tiny trips that feed my overwhelming desire to travel so that I can actually get through school and without going crazy from being stuck in the US until I am done with school and can really get to it.
Thank you so much for your blog it really makes me feel like my dreams will one day become a reality!

DO IT ANNA!!! I started at 18 and managed to finish college in 5 years (2 of them spent abroad) and I still haven’t stopped exploring the world. If you make both travel and graduating high priorities in your life, you WILL find ways to make both happen. And you can start now by studying abroad, it’s the perfect opportunity to start traveling while you’re still a student! So glad you are enjoying the blog and podcast, thanks for your comment!

That is so funny I just received an email about a study abroad opportunity in Brazil (IN THE AMAZON!!!!!!!!!!!) for this summer! I am SO excited! I am especially interested in going to South America!!
So I don’t know very much about study abroad, how expensive is it? Is it just the plane tickets that I will need to pay for or will I need to be paying for living expenses as well? I have herd some people say that for them it actually cost them less to study abroad than it did to stay, but I imagine that is because they where at a school with a high tuition and room and board expenses where as I am attending community college and not paying rent or for food. (I am a live in personal assistant so I get room and board free with a couple hundred dollars a month on top of that)
I am also contemplating if it would be better to hop around different workdays or help ex places.
I can’t stop dreaming of South America 🙂

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