About The Travel Tramp


All About The Travel Tramp

I'm Richard, a professional travel writer and seasoned blogger from the United Kingdom, and I can't stop travelling off the beaten track.

I write travel blogs with a dash journalism and take photographs along the way.

I love going to countries that don't even exist and places that most tousits don't visit. I want to show you that there are new destinations still waiting to be discovered and old destinations that are still full of secrets. 

Email: [email protected]


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These are just a few of the brands, websites and publications where I have either been featured as a blogger or published as a travel writer. For the full list of companies that I have worked with and for more information on collaborations, please visit the dedicated Work With Me Page. Email: [email protected]

Travel Writer. Travel Blogger. Travel Photographer.


I'm an adventure traveller with a love of strange and wonderful places. I'm more at home in the most remote islands of Southeast Asia or in unrecognised territories than I ever will be in Paris or London.

I'm a published travel writer and photographer, and this blog focuses on combining  journalistic intent with beautiful imagery and compelling narratives to create a unique space to provide storytelling , inspiration and practical travel advice.

I aim to inspire people to travel out of their comfort zone and off the beaten track, to go where they fear to tread.

I believe that the world needs to be a lot more connected than it is, and from the mountains of Kyrgyzstan to the Breakaway Republic of Abkhazia, I won't stop travelling until I've seen as many countries as I can.



Richard Collett. My Story.

I live for travel. Quite literally. Over the years I've managed to make a successful career out of travelling the world, in some way or another.

I took my first long term trip when I was 19 in 2009, while at University I became the travel editor of the student magazine and started my first travel blog.

After graduating, I spent two years working as a travel agent, but all I really wanted, was to travel full time. 


In 2015 I left my home in England behind to hit the road. I started this blog and began writing about my travels to obscure destinations around the world. I travelled across Europe, Turkey and much of the former Soviet Union before ending up in North Korea, where I promptly ran out of money and went to Western Australia to work on a strawberry farm and then in the Outback. 

From then on, after leaving Australia, my passion for writing , reporting and photography has given me the opportunity to travel the world continuously, as I use my skills to not only produce this blog but to work as a freelance travel writer, covering places as diverse as Kyrgyzstan and the Philippines. And I'm not stopping anytime soon. 


My Motto. Go Where You Fear To Tread. 

Comments 9

  1. Lovely site! If you get the chance, make sure you swing by Bosnia and Sarajevo (I’m biased, but it’s still awesome). Would love to hear your thoughts if you go.

    Happy travels!

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  2. Richard, a nice site! Looks like that you can always discover off-beaten paths even at popular attractions…Very interesting….

    We would like to invite you to publish your trip journals on our soon-to-be-released iphone/ipad app. Are you interested?

    Our website is leafcanoe.com, where you can find a little more details of what we do.

    Look forward to hearing from you
    Daijie, Founder of LeafCanoe

  3. Hitchhiking To Paris With A Travelling Tramp.Hitchhiking to Paris, the city of love, romance and all things cultural. Maybe my stop here would be the start of an everlasting bohemian romance, or at the very least I’d least I’d perhaps get a one night stand with a mid-twenties backpacker from oz who’d let me share a dorm for the night.
    Instead, all I found was a small painting of a woman in an oversized glass prism and an angry mob of vigilante security guards calling themselves the railway police and refusing to let me sleep in their station at night. The cheese was tremendous though.
    Thanks for sharing it’s a nice experience

  4. The value of your travels does not hinge on how many stamps you have in your passport when you get home — and the slow nuanced experience of a single country is always better than the hurried, superficial experience of forty countries.

  5. Hey, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog site in Safari, it looks fine
    but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, excellent

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