Author of Mind The Travel

About The Author

Thank you for stopping by! If this is your first time here, welcome! If you are returning for a bunch of new travel tips, welcome back! My name is Ivan and I’m really happy to see you here. For several years I’ve been living and working from the road, but travel addiction started long before that.

I grew up in Dresden, East Germany and never consider myself a travel expert. My first trip abroad happened when I was 13. It was a trip to Ireland. Outside cruises and family trips to Egypt and Turkey, I had no experience in independent traveling. After graduating from the University, I got a job and standard two-week vacation. I wanted to spend that time usefully to see as much as possible in foreign countries. After all, vacation wasn’t only about fun for me, I wanted to learn something new from people and places. My dream was to learn Japanese at that time.

The time and the world do not stand still, however. I felt that I wasn’t satisfied with my job anymore, so I decided to quit. What do you think happened next? Neither my relatives nor my girlfriend welcomed this deed, despite the fact that I have been planning it far in advance. I had no other way except to move on. My managerial career was over. I started learning new disciplines which I thought would help me with running this website and stay on the road 5-6 months a year. After some time I started my first solo trip to Cyprus.

That trip changed my perception of traveling.

I came up with the name of this website after my London trip. While hearing underground voice announcements warn you of “Minding the gap”, I realized the importance of being on the move, self-developing and the habit of continuous learning. This website is dedicated to showing you that traveling on a budget doesn’t always mean staying in shabby rooms with crowds all around. Here, I will reveal some useful tips on how to get more while paying less.

With the part of the adventures behind, I decided to share my experience and thoughts about traveling with you. I have created this website to inspire anyone who thinks is stuck in a routine or would like to go on a long-term journey to travel easier and cheaper. The first step is essential as it will define your emotional perception of everything around you. So let me share my experience with you.

Where I Have Been

I have travelled to 20+ countries so far, including Thailand, Israel, Serbia, Indonesia, Tunisia, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, France, Malta, Portugal, Mexico, Belgium, Denmark, Australia, UK, Russia, Austria, the Dominican Republic, Poland, Montenegro, Vietnam, and the USA.


Follow me here and on social media to learn how to become a smart traveler, get useful travel tips and guides to destinations all around the world. Feel free to ask any questions!

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