I can barely believe how quickly time has passed as I am writing this, but Bemused Backpacker is now one whole year old!
So much has happened with this website over the last year and I have had such an amazing time with it. The website has grown so much in that time that I can hardly believe how lucky I have been to watch it develop into what is now a burgeoning business!
What I really want to take the time to say though is thank you. Thank you to all my readers out there who have bought and read my books, read my articles and supported me on social media. None of this would have been possible at all if it wasn’t for all of you, and I can’t express how much I appreciate that. Seriously.
So for all of you who have followed me so far, a huge unequivocal thank you. And for those of you who are new, welcome! And thank you to you all too!
What we have accomplished.
As I promised at the start of the year, there are plenty of new and exciting projects in the works to help inspire, advise and assist you on your gap year or backpacking travels and keep you all coming back for more.
My posts are getting more and more traffic every day and my Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus pages are getting more and more followers. The Bemused Backpacker travel book series is doing well and growing all the time, with recent additions to the catalogue and even more on the way. I’ve even had the opportunity to connect with some amazing people I never would have met otherwise, and all the emails and comments that I get really do make me think that what I am doing is worth it.
Our partnership with Care For The Wild International was a huge deal for me earlier this year, as their campaigns to conserve and protect wildlife in the travel industry are issues that are really close to my own heart, and this is something that will hopefully continue to grow over the next year and beyond.
You may have also seen a few new features to the website in the last few months such as the new Travel Clinic, which is a free online service that provides qualified, expert medical advice for all your travel health questions and concerns, as well as new additions to the Bemused Backpacker travel guide book series. I am also constantly adding to the tips and destinations sections too to make sure that the website is as helpful and informative as it can be for you.
But that isn’t all, there is still a lot more to come yet!
The next few months will see the revealing of a new section of the website, and the summer will see the realisation of a huge new project that will hopefully push the Bemused Backpacker brand to even dizzier heights.
All very exciting stuff! So I hope you all stay tuned.
As always, none of this would be possible – or worth doing – without you, the reader.
So in an effort to keep the site as interesting as possible for you, and to make sure I am giving you what you need to inspire you to travel the world and help you do so cheaply, easily and independently, I’m throwing the floor open to you all.
Use the comments section below or the contact me section here to ask me anything you like. Anything at all. Is there anything you would like to know? Ask! Tell me what you like about the site and what you would like to see more of, or even what you don’t like so much. I can use the questions to help the site grow and be as useful as possible for you.
In the meantime, thank you all once again for being the best readers I could have asked for and for supporting me and helping this site grow. I seriously appreciate it and I hope you’ll stay with me for the next year and beyond!