The Week that Was - Edition 1


This right here in front of you is the first ever ‘The Week that Was’ – a weekly update of The Voyager Tales, a travel blog dedicated to empowering those with a wandering, restless soul.

Where do I begin?

I have nearly 24 years’ worth of weeks to call on for this first edition, each one full of their own unique stories and experiences.

Instead of trying to pick a week, I thought I would start with a little bit about me.

I’m Ben, I’m a 23-year old Australian from Sydney. Since finishing University, I’ve made the self-discovery that the rat race is simply not for me. I’ve got a wandering soul and I intend to let it lead me to wondrous places and people all over the world.

I’ve given up a secure teaching job at a prominent school, sold or given away most of my possessions, and packed a bag full of camera gear and travel essentials for what is going to be the greatest adventure I’ve ever been on.

Looking down on Sea Cliff Bridge

Looking down on Sea Cliff Bridge

All smiles before my first marathon

All smiles before my first marathon

Sunrise in Auckland, New Zealand

Sunrise in Auckland, New Zealand

But enough about me.

The intention of this weekly blog post is to keep everyone updated on my adventures – what I’m doing, where I’m going, the small moments in-between and all the big exciting stuff.

I love to write, and do so every day, so this is an easy way for me to communicate what is going on!

Don’t worry, these weekly updates won’t be the only blog posts you see from me. As well as ‘The Week that Was’, you can also expect the usual travel blog content – carefully curated travel narratives, photography journals, and practical advice, tips, and hacks – all the good stuff. 

I’m unbelievably stoked to be starting this journey. It’s been a long and winding road just to get to this stage, but I’m super excited for the path ahead and all it holds.

If you’re reading this as it comes out, you’re starting my adventure with me and I can’t wait to see where we go together.

Thanks for jumping on board!