About me


Portrait Juan Martinez photographer travelersbuddy







Hi. My name is Juan and I´m from Colombia!

I know what you are thinking: "This is not a country travelers typically come from". However, after my high school in Bogota, I got the opportunity to learn German in Germany. There I experienced a new culture and learnt more about backpacking and exploring.

What started as a year trip to Europe became just the beginning of my new life. Backpacking in Central Europe turned into backpacking in South East Asia, then Northern Asia, then eastern Europe, USA, Central America and the list goes on and on.

Traveling became big part of my life and blogging, photographing or filming was my way to share these experiences with friends and family. Soon I was known as the Colombian guy who travels a lot.

People got inspired by my stories and travel became my work and passion.

10 years have passed and I have been to over 80 different countries, experienced the most beautiful and astonishing sunrises and sunsets, eaten all different kinds of food, lived through many adventures and I have to say: I´m happy about the path I chose.

On this website, I want to show you what I‘ve learned from all these journeys and hopefully inspire you to start your own adventure, too!

We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us” - Anonymous