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Meet Jarryd Salem

Jarryd Salem
Photograph by Jarryd Salem

We are Alesha and Jarryd, an Australian couple travelling the world together since 2008. After falling in love in a hostel bar in Vancouver, Canada, we set about creating a life for ourselves that would keep us on the road for as long as possible. After 7 years we've managed to sustain our lifestyle and inspired countless others to do the same!

Our biggest passions in life are travel, photography, adventure and documenting our experiences with new cultures and in off-the-beaten-path destinations.

What started as a personal blog to document our four-year trip backpacking overland from Thailand to South Africa without flying, has now expanded to become one of the most popular adventure travel blogs on the internet. Besides writing for NOMADasaurus, we also work for and are regularly featured by a whole range of media publications, such as BBC Travel, CNN, Yahoo! Travel, BuzzFeed, Business Insider, Forbes, The Daily Mail, and plenty more.

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