Featured Blogger: Fionn from The Footprint Diary

Let’s say hi to Fionn!

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

Website: thefootprintdiary.com
Instagram: @fionnluk
Twitter: @fionnluk

2. How did you come up with your website name?

Ever since I was small when I first started travelling, I always wanted to leave a part of me with the city. Footprint was always in my head. It didn’t become official until I came back from a trip to Utah. I document each place with pictures and experiences; diary has been just the most suitable.

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

The Footprint Diary is a travel website geared mainly towards photographers who are looking for inspiration on where to go and what to do. It is also a platform to show you how I do it; how to hike with camera gear and what to pack. However, it doesn’t only limit to photographers who love to travel. My ultimate goal is to inspire and show that traveling will allow you to discover who you are as a person. Travel will bring out the good and the bad. You will come to realize that there are strengths that you do not know exist.

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

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For my Throw Back Thursday picture, I will take you guys to Santorini, Greece. I remember seeing the white houses from the cruise ship and it was beautiful. Once I got onto the island and saw the panoramic views, I was speechless. I was pretty lucky that day because we were the only cruise ship there. You can see it in the picture.

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

My favorite city is without a doubt, Honolulu. I was 3 years old when I first travelled to Honolulu, Oahu. I have been going back to Hawaii every few years. Every time I set foot on the island, it just felt like home. The weather, culture, food, everything about the island makes it so relaxing.
My least favorite city is Sichuan, China. The city wasn’t the cleanest, the washrooms were terrible compared to other cities in China, but more importantly, the food made me have food poisoning. It’s never fun to be sick when traveling.

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

I never want to say no, but when it comes to what will end up in my stomach, I hesitate. Nobody likes food poisoning. I don’t even know the name of it, but it was seafood. It was very raw, slimy, and bitter. Just thinking about it grosses me out and makes me gag. This was in China too.

7. Who are your travel idols?

I really admire Sarah Kloke from Where’s My Toothbrush. Her writing is very different and I enjoy reading her stories. I actually met her a few times. She is very nice, down to Earth, helpful, and truly passionate about where she travels to. She is such a great person.

8. What’s your best travel tip?

It is easy to try new things when we travel because it is exciting. When we travel to a different country, we come across a lot of things that we don’t normally see. Make the effort to try something new. When you get out of your comfort zone, you will soon discover what you are capable of.

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

When travelling becomes about escaping. I would admit that it wasn’t an easy post to write, but it certainly is a relief now!

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

Just be who you want to be. You don’t have to be a particular person because it sounds right. When you find your own voice, you will find that blogging is fun!

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