Dave Tomlinson

In 10 years of travel I've taken journeys far and wide. Each has been an adventure and a story to tell. Some will inspire, others will amuse and a few may even amaze. From the wonderful highs to the gritty realities, these are my personal insights into backpacking around the world.

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Author Biography

I'm originally from beautiful New Zealand and now live in Brisbane Australia. My passion is for travel, outdoor adventure and cultural understanding. I've now explored over 50 countries across 5 continents of the world. Apart from photography, I have used my love of travel to create a website and write two books. Travel Unravelled is a guide book for anyone wanting to travel the world on a budget and Around the World in 80 Tales is a collection of my unique experiences doing exactly that! There is plenty more information on the About Me and FAQ pages of my Step Ahead Travel website.

Books by Dave Tomlinson

Travel Unravelled: Backpacking for beginners – The ultimate guide on how to travel the world alone on a budget.


Travel Unravelled is the ultimate guide that takes you through travel planning, trip preparation and on amazing journeys.

Around the World in 80 Tales: A fascinating short story collection of backpacking adventures and budget travel memoirs.


Around the World in 80 Tales is a collection of true stories from my travels through 25 countries across five continents. It's a fascinating journey that includes the amusing, amazing and even a little crazy. Collectively, my stories are captivating insights into travelling the world on a budget.