Nic Freeman

Sharing the wonders of travel & everyday adventures

About

 My name is Nic. I get a kick out of travelling, learning about new cultures, exploring new places and meeting new people around the world.

I grew up in Bellingen, New South Wales in Australia and have spent the last four years living in Brisbane, Queensland. I like bright colours, coffee, cheese, cafes, books, bicycles, trees, writing, libraries, wine, walking.

My writing: I was brimming with words and wanderlust when I started this blog in 2010 to share my travels through Europe, The Middle East and North Africa. That seven week whirlwind solo trip had a profound influence on my view of life and living, and I loved writing about it.

Since then, travel writing has become part of my world as I blog and write for other publications.

If you like my writing and would like to hire me, please contact me at mail@nicfreeman.com . Also, I ask that you let me know if you would like to host my content and images on your website.

Sharing the wonder in everyday adventures: Travelling has taught me that I want to live my life with the same enthusiasm, open-mindedness and carefree attitude that I apply to international adventures.

I have maintained that daily life should be about choice, freedom and adventure; it should be lived with the same enthusiasm and intrepid spirit as a holiday. This is a hard thing to do. I think I’ve had some great successes in my ‘reality’ of Brisbane, Australia, but I also think that sustaining a travel-like mindset will be a lifelong goal (which is helped along with every travel adventure).

My ethics: I believe in honesty and will only represent my own opinions on this site, regardless of whether I am writing about a sponsored trip or product. I include links that I believe are useful and will always disclose if a product or service I have mentioned is sponsored. If you have any questions about this, please contact me by email to mail@nicfreeman.com.

Interaction: I think that travel is one of the best ways to open our minds and fill our hearts, and sharing our stories can have the same affect… so please share your stories too!  Follow me on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to this WordPress site to receive the latest updates about my travels. 

46 comments on “About

  1. bypassinfo
    February 4, 2012

    I read an article your blogged about..it was nice,and I loved the pictures you personally snapped… :)

  2. margaritabythebeach
    February 7, 2012

    Oh you lucky you! How I wish I can go to half the places you have been to. I have been dying to go to Scandinavia since I was in grade 6. And here you are living my dream. I love your posts. I love your photographs too so I really get a kick reading your blogs. I enjoy traveling, but I promised myself I will explore most of our country’s 7,107 islands before I get my passport stamped. So hopefully I get to see Norway and Sweden soon.

    • Nic Freeman
      February 7, 2012

      Thanks for reading MBTB – I am living my dream too. It’s amazing to see these countries I’ve read about since childhood. Sounds like you’ve got lots to look forward to too. Here in the cold, I can tell you I’m kinda dreaming of warm island living. Best of luck with your explorations!

  3. Dena Rabadi
    February 28, 2012

    Great blog Nic

  4. aleafinspringtime
    March 3, 2012

    I definitely want to follow a blog written by someone who chooses to make each day an adventure full of wonder, enthusiasm and the great intrepid spirit! Loving it already!

    • Nic Freeman
      March 5, 2012

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment. I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed reading so far. Appreciate the support!

  5. Rachel
    March 29, 2012

    I love your blog and about me! I would love to travel to as many places as you. I am working abroad in Ireland this summer and hope to travel afterwards and meet people and make tons of connections. You have inspired me to live with an adventurous travel mindset. Best of luck to you on the rest of your adventures!

    • Nic Freeman
      March 29, 2012

      Thanks so much Rachel. Really appreciate your comment. Life is good, especially when travelling and I really get the most out of it when reminding myself to be grateful and enthusiastic by enjoying the little delights. I’m sure your Irish adventure will be amazing, and a great opportunity to appreciate the wonders of the world.

  6. hennacornoelidays
    March 29, 2012

    We are also trying to develop a blog site that will let us travel (with the occasional compted hotel, etc) and share our impressions with others. I am an educator with wife and an eight year old and whenever we have a break, we road trip, usually with an outdoor bent and a lot of camping. When you get a chance, we would love some honest feedback on our site. Congratulations on making the Freshpress.

  7. Gail
    March 30, 2012

    I’ve enjoyed reading your travels Nic and have nominated you as a Very Inspiring Blogger: http://wp.me/p1XMUf-ak

    Keep writing and sharing! :-)

    • Nic Freeman
      March 30, 2012

      Thanks Gail! What an honour. Really appreciate your support – thanks for reading.

  8. Niki, unifiedspace
    March 30, 2012

    Lovely, Skye is hard to beat isnt it? I love the fact you can have all weather in the space of one day. Happy travels!

  9. MBL
    April 2, 2012

    awesome!

  10. iheartpolrbears
    April 12, 2012

    I love your blog. You take amazing photos as well. Do you travel and blog at the same time? I have always wanted to do a photography road trip and blog along the way.

    • Nic Freeman
      April 14, 2012

      Thanks iheartpolrbears – so glad you like it. I do travel and blog / write at the same time. It can be a bit of a juggling act somedays, especially when trying to get a steady internet connection, power supply and comfy place to work, but it’s very doable and fun. I find that it where I am and what I’m up to impacts how quickly the post comes out, but I do draft/ research as I go and then publish the polished post as soon as I can after. You should definitely give it a go – it’s fun to have project while on the road!

  11. Vitamin D
    April 17, 2012

    salutations from over the world. informative blog I must return for more.

  12. sunnythesurd
    April 21, 2012

    I like the way you have depicted your travels across the parts of the world you have visited. I have also nominated you for the versatile bloggers award.

    http://cynicalboy.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/versatile-blogger-award-2/

    Cheers Sunny

    • Nic Freeman
      April 22, 2012

      Thanks so much sunnythesurd! Really appreciate the nomination!

  13. catastrophicfindings
    May 4, 2012

    I am so happy to have stumbled upon your blog. I share your love for travel and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your adventures and love your eye for photography! I look forward to following your journeys! Cheers, Ai
    p.s. Loved, loved, LOVED OZ and NZ! We spent our honeymoon there and can’t wait to go back!

    • Nic Freeman
      May 4, 2012

      Oh thanks so much CF. Glad to have you along for the journey! Glad you loved OZ (I’m missing it lately). Have a few posts there about Brisbane, NSW and surrounds if you’re interested. Thanks for reading!

  14. Worldly Winds
    June 4, 2012

    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!
    For more details please visit

    http://worldlywinds.com/2012/06/04/versatile-blogger-award-2/

    I really enjoy your blog, it is beautiful and inspirational :D
    Alex

  15. patchy028
    June 28, 2012

    Hi Nic. I just found your blog and it’s great. You write so well and your travels bring back memories of my own. I just put a little snippet about tapas in San Sebastian in my blog and then found yours about cycling there! I look forward to reading all your posts! Congratulations. Happy travels and keep writing!

    • Nic Freeman
      June 28, 2012

      Hi Patchy028,

      Thanks so much. Glad you found and like my site! Oh the tapas in San Sebastian, so yummy. Glad to have you along for the ride.

      Will be posting about my travels in Southern Spain soon – Granada, The Alhambra (already published), La Herradurra beaches, Ronda mountain escape and Cordobia.

      Cheers,
      Nic

  16. pinkbananashoes
    August 30, 2012

    Hello! I’ve just nominated you for a thought provoking blog award Check out my latest post if you choose to accept it. :) xx

  17. Andrew
    September 5, 2012

    Hi, great blog! Your photos are really great as well, what model camera do you use?

    • Nic Freeman
      September 6, 2012

      Hi Andrew.
      Thanks! I use a Panosonic Lumix GF1 with a pancake lens. I love it!
      Nic

  18. melnanny
    September 15, 2012

    I say… hello Nic ;-)
    It sounds very interesting… I’ll takee time to read more and I think I’ll love your blog!
    I love travelling too and want to discover so many places of our planet…
    My problems: time and money!
    Cheers,
    Melnanny

    • Nic Freeman
      September 15, 2012

      Hi Melnanny, Lovely to hear from you. Thanks for following and commenting.

      Time and money are indeed those constants that draw me away from the adventure of travel. I often think ‘if only…’, as I sure most people do.

      I’ve realised this year that working towards my goals (saving for travel and writing about travel) is an extra joy on top of travelling for 9 months. It feels good to know I worked hard to get here (even though it was a long time coming and a bit of a hard slog)…and that I did reach the light at the end of that non-travel tunnel. :)

      Please let me know what you think as you follow.

      Cheers,
      Nic

  19. Say Gudday
    November 13, 2012

    Loved your Pag, Croatia post! If you ever want to do some guest blogging, we’d love to have you over at http://www.SayGudday.com.

  20. Zena
    January 1, 2013

    Just sending you a link to the blog/site of a fellow traveller (the daughter of a dear friend of mine) : looks like you both have a lot in common !

    http://globetrottingenglish.com/2012/12/31/its-a-small-world/

    Happy New Year with lots of adventures & thanks for sharing all your photos & thoughts !
    Zen

    • Nic Freeman
      January 2, 2013

      Hi Zena. Happy new year!
      Thanks for sharing the link to Globe Trotting English. Reading her impressions of Cambodia remind me a lot of my travels there.
      I’m happy to share my travels with you, and appreciate you reading along.
      Nic

  21. Elizabeth
    July 5, 2013

    Hi Nic! I just found your blog, it is really really amazing. I was wondering… How did you become a travel writer? And what other publications do you work at? :)

    • Nic Freeman
      July 6, 2013

      Hey Elizabeth,

      Thanks for reading. I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed my blog so far.

      I’ve been blogging and working in communications / writing / editing for years, and started working as a freelance travel writer last year while on a nine month trip through Europe. It started with a bit of online networking and pitching to companies and publications. You can view some of my recent work on my portfolio page. http://nicfreemanportfolio.wordpress.com/

      Cheers,
      Nic

  22. soniajonestravel
    August 15, 2013

    Hi Nic, just came across your blog – I am also in Brisbane. Love your writing style and am sure I’ll enjoy your posts. Would love you to come and have a peak at my blog when you get a moment.
    Safe Travels, x Sonia x

    • Nic Freeman
      August 18, 2013

      Hey Sonia,

      Thanks for reading. Nice to hear from a fellow Brisbane-dweller who loves travel. Some great local tips on your Ekka day post. I’ll be sure to follow from now on.
      Nic

  23. Rebecca Meyer
    October 25, 2013

    Great blog! Traveling is something I hope to do a lot of someday. I would love to spend my life learning and immersing myself in other cultures. I think I learn more about myself that way, and seeing the world is such an eye-opening experience.

    • Nic Freeman
      November 10, 2013

      Thanks Rebecca, lovely to hear from you. I totally agree – the more you learn about others, other places, other cultures, the more information you have to reflect and learn about yourself.

      • Rebecca Meyer
        November 11, 2013

        Yes, it’s a great way to learn and figure out who we are. :)

  24. MissMavrodaphne
    November 4, 2013

    You said: “Travelling has taught me that I want to live my life with the same enthusiasm, open-mindedness and carefree attitude that I apply to international adventures.”

    That’s such a beautiful quote, I totally know what you mean there! I try to incorporate the same attitude in my ‘normal’ life as well! :D

    • Nic Freeman
      November 10, 2013

      Thanks MissM! It can be a challenge some days, but if you take the time out to appreciate the wonderful things around you, ‘normal’ life inspire the same adventure and wonder.

  25. atmokupe
    December 20, 2013

    Lovely. I always wanted to travel and see the world, and I got started in a big way this year. I’ve been to South Africa (february & July), and Italy (November) and I cant trade those memories for anything. I’d be looking for learn some travel tips from you! Cheers

  26. astrotraveller
    April 17, 2014

    Hi Nic,

    Thank you for portraying such a beautiful view of Melbourne and it makes me feel very blessed to be immersed everyday in all the wonderfulness it offers :)

    I really like the feelings you bring to your writing and thank you for sharing yourself so intimately with us.

    I have therefore nominated you for a Liebster award, with more details that can be found here:

    http://astrotraveller.net/2014/04/17/astro-traveller-nominated-for-a-liebster-award/

    Thanks for taking us along your travels and please keep up the great works!

    Love and light,

    Jacinta

  27. iuworldtraveler
    May 7, 2014

    Great touch to your blog. Love when people help inspire others to travel.

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