Happy Canada Day! Happy Nomadic Samuel & Backpacking Travel Blog Day!

Happy Canada Day!  Happy Nomadic Samuel Day!  Happy Backpacking Travel Blog Day!

Happy Canada Day!!!!  Happy Nomadic Samuel Day!!!  Happy Backpacking Travel Blog Day!!!

On July 1st, 2012 Canada celebrates its 144th birthday, Nomadic Samuel its first ever & Backpacking Travel Blog officially launches 🙂

In some ways it seems like yesterday (and in other ways like an eternity ago) that I was sweating profusely in a matchbox sized flop-house in Penang, Malaysia tinkering around with the website design of my first ever travel blog.  I was all thumbs at the time crashing my site several times and spending hours researching on-line how I could get it back up again.  I got so frustrated at certain points this blog almost never got off the ground even before it began.  I’m dead serious!

I returned home on June 23rd, 2011 from what was nearly a two year backpacking expedition around South America and Asia.  I was broke.  I was tired.  I had a ridiculous amount of photos, videos and stories I wanted to unleash to the masses who converge on the interwebs.  For several days I scrambled like a fiend to throw up a bit of content, clean up my site design and create a facebook fan page before the ‘official’ launch of my site.  I figured what better date than Canada Day to kick things off.

Now a year later my site has celebrated its first birthday and I’ve now got another exciting project, I worked excessively around the clock at the 11th hour, so that it too could be launched on the birthday of my country I haven’t lived in for over seven years.  The biggest difference is that I’m not working on this alone 🙂  My girlfriend (Audrey Berger aka That Backpacker) is my partner in crime on this one.

Backpacking Travel Blog

We’re ecstatic to announce Backpacking Travel Blog is officially launching today!

When most of our compatriots back home are wolfing down poutine, guzzling Moosehead Lager, downing copious amounts of Maple Syrup and watching fireworks explode like popcorn left in the microwave a little too long we’ve been hustling something fierce to tinker with our site design and toss up enough content to get this done on time.

Although this is hardly a traditional Canada Day celebration it is certainly one of the most memorable to date.  I’m excited about the future of the blog and of my relationship with Audrey as we continue to save hard in Korea with plans of taking on the world with our backpackers in just a few more months.

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  1. says: fiabanrich

    I was sweating profusely in a matchbox sized flop-house in Penang, Malaysia tinkering around with the website design of my first ever travel blog. I was all thumbs at the time crashing my site several times and spending hours researching on-line how I could get it back up again

  2. says: Megan Jones

    What an adventure! Two years backpacking around Asia? You must have made some amazing memories! I don’t want to ruin the suspense, but where all did you travel? Are you going to continue to backpack? If so, where is your next destination? I can’t wait to see all of your photos and get some inspiration to where I might want to travel next.

  3. says: Sherry

    And I am sure you will many more years of successful blogging and traveling. Congratulations! I’m excited to see what’s in store for the two of you in the days ahead. Oh, BTW – that cupcake made me hungry.

  4. says: Ayesha

    Lots of things to celebrate and I don’t think it’s ever too late to say Congrats on the Backpacking Travel Blog!!! Looking forward to seeing more from you and your loveee. 🙂

  5. says: Laurel

    Congrats on the launch of the new site and Happy Blog Birthday. I was in the Northern Territory for Canada Day and was surprised to learn that Northern Territory Day is also on July 1st, so I got fireworks (and of course told everyone that they were really for Canada Day 🙂

  6. says: Tammy

    Congratulations:). it’s always exciting to launch a new blog, just like I just launch mine last month!!!. It’s crazy and fulfilling. I will support you cus I might do a little backpacking during my 10 months Trans-Africa Trip. Most likely going to do in Europe since the “hotel” in Africa is so cheap:P. it can be $2!!!

    Cheers and Happy Canada day:))..I was once a canadian myself…NOT any more 😛

  7. Congratulations on the anniversary for Nomadic Samuel and on the launch of your new site – definitely an exciting day for you! And a happy, belated Canada Day to you as well – looks like you were able to celebrate in Korea.

  8. says: Clark

    Congratulations to your new site! It must really be a blast to add another one to share your travels.

    On the other hand, why did you went with the Asian inspired font in your banner? Does it mean that most of the posts will be about Asia?

  9. says: Andi

    That’s an easy way to remember your anniversary! Thanks for commenting on my blog, it brought me to your and I have added it to my reader now!

  10. says: Arti

    Many Congrats on your blog anniversary:) And wish you many more such happy moments in the future:)
    Keep travelling, Keep enthralling:)

  11. Hi Samuel,

    Canada seems very young! I had a fab time there by the way at the Go Media Travel Conf – your compatriates are a lovley, welcoming bunch!

    Congrats on your birthday and the new blog. It will be easier doing it second time round and with support from Audrey:)

    Wishing you many more bloggy birthdays and happy travels:)

  12. says: Victoria

    Happy belated birthday! I can’t believe you’ve only been going a year. Your site seems to be doing incredibly well – care to share your secrets?! Hope you had a great day. Victoria

  13. says: Rowan Felix

    Congrats of your site also to your happy Canada day. I like your post very much because its importance. Also I wish you will take your relation. Thanks for your nice post.