About me

Welcome to Camel Stories!

I’m David, world traveller and founder of Camel Stories.

You may have guessed camels are my favourite animal and I love to tell my personal travelling stories which is why I created this all-encompassing travel blog.

I grew up in South Africa and moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 15. As you can imagine it was a bit of a culture shock and even though I adjusted quickly, I never lost my love for Africa and travelling the world.

At the age of 18 I headed to the airport with a backpack, flight ticket to Vietnam and a desire to see the world and haven’t looked back since.

I am now 25 years old and still can’t rid of my travelling bug, so I spend around 10 months of each year away from home. I am a freelance writer for publications including National Geographic, Wanderlust and Lonely Plant where I have a regular feature updating the world on my adventures.

I also blog for Camel Stories as regularly as I can, or when I have access to WiFi.

My plan is to visit every country in the world and I’m slowly but surely getting there but I’m in no rush and want to enjoy each and every moment I have away. This means that I spend at least a couple of months in each country, exploring the different towns and cities and getting to know the locals and area.

One thing I like to do in each place I visit is to volunteer in some form. From working in children’s homes and orphanages to rubbish collection and even once working at the local newspaper, I like to spend time with people and really throw myself into it all.

Here on Camel Stories you’ll find blogs about travel destinations, tips and advice. From hidden gem hostels in Peru to what to pack for a year travelling, you can find it all here on Camel Stories.

We love to hear from fellow travellers and we’ve created quite a community, so if you’ve got a story to share or want to offer some tips for our readers then why not become a contributor today.

Alternatively, if you want to get in touch then simply click here and send you questions or comments my way.