Featured Blogger: Daniel Kao from Dan’s Travel Guide

I love featuring other travel bloggers; it helps me keep that wanderlust alive in my soul, and it’s so fun to live vicariously through them! Check out my latest featured blogger, Dan from Dan’s Travel Guide!

First of all, what are your website and social media links?

www.danstravelguide.comhttps://www.facebook.com/danstravelguide/  , https://twitter.com/danstravelguide

How did you come up with your website name?

I wanted to keep the website name pretty simple and memorable. So I just used my own name to claim the guide that I hope to be a useful resource for travelers.

What more can you tell us about your blog? What are your goals or intentions for it?

After booking 100+ trips out of my own pocket, I’ve learned some things about traveling- specifically how to travel for cheap. I hope to be able to help people travel well and for less.

Can you provide us with a Throw Back Thursday picture of one of your favorite travel memories with an explanation?

When I traveled to London, hotels were expensive. I opted to stay the last night before my next day’s flight in the airport. It was literally just me and the janitor. It was quite adventurous, definitely memorable, and surprisingly – an awesome experience.

Which are your favorite and least favorite cities you’ve traveled to? Why?

I love going anywhere in Asia – Taipei, KL, Hanoi, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bangkok/Chiang Mai in Thailand. It’s so incredibly cheap there and you live like a king without a king’s budget.

The only place I have not thoroughly enjoyed in my travels was Frankfurt, Germany. It was just expensive, a bit messy, and had too much smoke everywhere I went.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten? Where?

Stinky Tofu in Taiwan. It smells horrendous but tastes glorious.

Who are your travel idols?

I love following Andrew Zimmern and Gordon Ramsay as they travel the world to eat or cook. I think there’s just so much to dive into culturally with food and they do an excellent job of capturing that.

What’s your best travel tip?

Always have some spontaneity in you. It’ll bring you to places you never thought you’d go.

Which is your favorite post you’ve written? Please provide a link.


I thoroughly enjoyed writing about my trip around the world and how I did it for relatively cheap and without leaving home too long.

What advice would you give to someone new to travel blogging?

Keep writing and always be ready to take some awesome photos! There’s a ton of joy in doing this.

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