Where did “Living la Vida Global” come from?

When we were trying to come up with a name that had some relevance to our travel philosophy it wasn’t as easy as you may think. Go on, see if you can do it!

One day I was listening to the radio and the old Ricky Martin song “Living la vida loca” came on. Now I know enough Spanish to work out that this loosely translates to living the crazy life and I got to thinking that I would rather be living the global life.

And so La Vida Global was born for everyone who dreams, plans or just gets up and travels.

What do you do here?

Although the site started as a personal travel blog with some tips and reviews it was pretty much just a glorified family travel journal. But when Dean left his job as a Tour Operations Consultant, where he designed coach tours across Australia, it was time to put his knowledge in to sharing our passion for travel with everyone who desired to get more of it in their life.

To that end we started work on creating a community. A place where travel bloggers and experts in their field share their tips, stories and inspiration with you, the traveller who wants more.

We introduced interviewing people who travel and love to share the excitement they get from every experience. Reviews of towns developed into Short Breaks which gives ideas on what to do over a few days rather than just a simple overview.

A new Travel Tips section to help with things like planning and packing, and a Travel Tools area featuring links to some of the best time and money saving websites for travellers.

The big new section is to show different ways to experience the world. there are many Travel Styles and we give you honest feedback from people who have tried them. Maybe you will even be inspired to try a new type of travel after reading what others think.

And then we have our Photography section. Not only do we offer a gallery of our best travel images but also some tips on what gear to use and the tricks to get the best photos possible on your next trip. We will also feature some amazing Instagram travellers who will definitely have you adding to your travel bucket list.

How can I join in?

As we mentioned above, we are building a community for everyone who wants to travel more than they already have, and we would love as much interaction as possible.

  • For Bloggers, Travel Writers and Photographers we have a section on how to Write for Us which has a number of ways for you to be featured. Please have a read through and contact us to come aboard.
  • For readers and travellers we always welcome your comments and by all means contact us if you have something you would like us to publish on the site.
  • For Organisations, Companies and other tour focused operations who would like to Work with us, please read through that guide. We will consider any request as long as it fits within our philosophy and has some value to our readers.