Travelling the world since sixteen years old, I am now thirty-something and has over forty countries visited whilst working (and/or studying) full time.
Travelling passions include:
- total immersion into a host culture, first experienced as an exchange student to Austria, and most recently living with a local family in Papua New Guinea;
- travel to developing countries, and destinations recovering from war and disaster, such as Timor L’este, Colombia and (currenlty in planning) Haiti, these countries need tourism to rebuild their economies;
- travel to unrecognised countries, such as autonomous regions, micronations and make-believe places;
- and finding new places that just feel different to anything experienced before.
Originally from New Zealand, I currently live in Sydney, Australia. I have previously lived in Vienna, Austria as an exchange student.
I am active on social media and can be found in Instagram and Twitter using handle @DukeWilki and for more professional connections, I am on LinkedIn and Travel Massive using profile lukewilkinsonnz