So, what’s all this then? Just another travel blog, right?

Wrong!

Sure, there’s some obvious similarities but once you start poking around and turning over a few stones, you’ll find much more than a blurb of my most horrifying meal or a tale or three of the terrors of bus travel abroad.

The Digital Crusader is a baby in the blogosphere, a little sapling among Jumanji-esque vines. An expert procrastinator with a metaphorical mountain to climb.

But mountains were made for climbing.

And also for mountain-dwelling animals to dwell upon. But mostly they were made for climbing. Travel has allowed me to live out many dreams, and unlock the doors to adventure that I once only believed possible in my weird and wacky mind.

Couple on Mt Jade, Taiwan - The Digital Crusader
She makes me climb mountains, I like it. Especially when there’s snacks.

Once a shy and somewhat anxious kid, wanderlust has given me the confidence and courage to go where no man has gone before do things I once would have shied away from. From jumping out of a plane to training Muay Thai in Thailand, learning to ride a motorbike or moving to a foreign country on less than a week’s notice. 

Yeah, yeah, you’ve heard it all before!

With approximately 74 bazillion blogs online, finding something super original is about as likely as finding hen’s teeth.

However, as far as travel blogs go, there is a dearth of quality content in the area of slow travel.

Moving slow, living in countries for a while is much more rewarding than dashing through them to complete your stamp collection. Slow travel allows for true immersion in a new country and culture, which leads to new life and ultimately to a transformation within yourself.

Taking your time like the old tortoise, you’re guaranteed to be the real winner.

Furthermore, one thing many, or dare I say most blogs lack is true storytelling ability, genuine creatively written tales and enchanting word wizardry that can both charm and kick the reader in the same breath. (Note: If you felt kicked at all, you may want to check out my disclaimer)

So what’s here for you?

I know I’m not the only one who has felt trapped in the “real world” or lost in a life they don’t love. Many feel like they can’t take the leap into the unknown, even if it’s what they yearn for.

Several years on the road may have taught me a thing or two, yet that introverted nature still floods the mind with thoughts of “can’t” or “won’t” or “but what if” on a daily basis. The battle rumbles on, the cogs never cease turning…

Eventually, you just have to embrace it.

Creative sorts, imaginative writers, slow-travel addicts and ambitious souls looking to break the chains of their anxious minds can find a home here.

If you truly want to leave your old life behind to embrace your artistic, creative, imaginative soul in a new place, then you’re on the right website.

All you need to do is come out of your shell. The Digital Crusader can help.

Just being here is the first step to your new life and the new version of you, which is actually the version that has been trapped inside this whole time, screaming to break free of the norm. Banging its fists on the inside of your skull until you could ignore its message no longer.

No, just me then?

Don’t lie to me!

You’ve heard it loud and clear, even felt it in your gut. Stop ignoring it.

Be creative, be free.

Let's get started

Try 'em all!

Teaching English in Korea

Suck at presentations and public speaking? Not so good at handling chaos and large groups of mixed personalities? Hesitant to step up and grab the bullocks by the bollocks? I sure was. Then I finally jumped in feet first. If you need a golden ticket to save money and change your life by developing a skill-set that can take you round the globe, then you’ll find it right here in Korea.

The Misadventures of Captain Hindsight

I spend a great deal of life replaying past scenes in my mind, figuring out exactly how it should have went. I’m a bit of a walking disaster. Once, when I was nine years old, a wall fell on top of me. That’s the kind of shit I have to deal with though quite often I manage to bring it on myself. Except for the wall. That fucker came outta nowhere.
Rambling Irish was my first attempt at blogging until it was usurped by The Digital Crusader. Paying homage to my roots, this corner of the site belongs to all the humorous tales of woe, written in various POV.

Life in Australia

Fancy life down under? Want to take the plunge and get that big-dollar-golden-beach living? Of course you do. It’s a big place so there’s plenty of options for your new life. Get started here and learn from my own experiences how to do it….and how NOT to!

Explore Asia

Perhaps you’ve been tempted to hit the well-beaten path around South East Asia, to train muay thai, mingle with monks and journey through jungles. Maybe you’ve already been. If that’s the case you’ll know how fugging awesome it is there. In either case, there’s some great advice and adventures to read about from my first ever backpacking adventure in the wilds of South East Asia. It’s a whole different kettle of fish from Korea!