About Chad

Chad Thomson was born in Georgia, USA sometime in the 80’s. His roots are Welsh (through one grandparent and one great-grandparent) and he hopes to return to Wales one day and write about it, when he has learnt the local language.

One day, Chad, tired of working part time at Wendy’s and having just inherited some money from a grandparent (not the Welsh one), decided to travel the world, one country at a time (although there is no other way to do it, if you think about it). He threw some things into a backpack (after reading and studying many blog posts about what to take) and he has been traveling ever since, learning about the cultures of the rest of the world.

He is at his happiest when he lands in a new country and manages to find a Starbuck’s on the first day, and he can often be found in the food court of shopping malls from India to Colombia and everywhere inbetween, enjoying the local cultures and observing the locals.

Chad was in a long term relationship with Caitlin, but she dumped him after he paid for her to come and visit him in Europe and they spent a weekend together in Venice. Ungrateful bitch.

Have a look at his author page here: https://www.amazon.com/author/chadthomson. Buy a book and help Chad continue his traveling adventure around the world so he can carry on bringing you high-quality stories and helpful advice for travelers and backpackers from an American perspective.

American holding passport.

These are not Chad’s hands. His nails are nowhere near this nice.

54 Responses “About Chad” →
  1. Thanks for following yonderlist! We post links to your website when you submit a place rating. Give it a try!


  2. Thanks for following my blog! Reading some of your posts just makes me more motivated to get my ass travelling as soon as! Where would you say your favourite place has been so far?

    • It becomes an addiction. I have traveled to over 27 countries so far, and I am going to keep on going! My favorite place? Well, there is no place like home, right? The USA!

      • WOW! That’s very impressive. Yea definitely, being the little Welsh girl I am, I do love going back home 🙂
        I don’t have the 27 countries like you under my belt, but I’m hoping to start racking up the numbers. Very inspirational.

  3. Thanks for stopping by and good luck with the book.

  4. Thanks for the follow at http://chairmcmahonslittleredblog.wordpress.com/ enjoying your site.

  5. Thanks for your follow and nice blog you have!

  6. Thank you so much for following! I can’t wait to read your posts 🙂

  7. Thanks for following my blog, Chad, and happy travels! If New Zealand’s not on your list, get it there, awesome place and people!

  8. Thanks for following The Quiet Hailer 🙂 It’s great to get a fellow traveller’s approval! Keep backpacking 😀

  9. Thank you for following my posts. Continue to be a good egg!

  10. Thanks for following…I will keep an eye on your posts 😀

  11. Thanks for the follow. Best of luck.

  12. Hi Chad, thanks for finding and following my Spanish blog. There’s lots to read on yours, I can see! SD

  13. Cheers for the follow! Always love to read what fellow travel bloggers are writing about 🙂

  14. Hi Chad, thanks for stopping by my quirky travel blog, TravelByTerry. I am so glad you enjoyed “El Ganzo Lays More Golden Eggs”. I promised to take a spin around your site as well.

  15. you wrote on prettysmartrawfoodideas.wordpress.com “Jim Carey is a man of many talents. I had no idea he wrote books, and is a Dr! Maybe that is why his movies sucked for the last few years, he was studying for his Phd!”

    Sorry! Wrong Jim Carey. The one you mean is Jim Carrey. The fellow I spoke of is not an actor.

  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Chad 🙂 I’m so impressed with your blog and the amount of traveling you’ve done! Aand you’ve published a book too! You are definitely entering into my list of blogging icons. Kudos! 😀

    • Have you actually read any of my posts? There is nothing to be impressed with here! Thanks for the comment! I’m going to read some more on your blog when I get the time.

      • Ah, modesty I see 😉 27 countries in itself is huge, as far as I’m concerned! I read a few of your posts already but will come back for more whenever I’m free 🙂 I’ve just started blogging, so don’t have a lot of posts yet but I do appreciate your interest. Thanks a ton!

  17. Hi Chad who won’t date me, but still following my blog. Thank you.
    I’ll try to catch up with this blog of yours. Seems intriguing 😀

  18. Haha its definitely intriguing – certainly has my attention! Enjoying it so much I’m passing on the love and nominated you for a Liebster Award 🙂 – http://ordinarygirlextraordinarydreamer.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/the-liebster-award/

  19. Thanks for following my blog. Looks like you are currently backpacking in Asia….have you covered africa yet? You wont want to leave :))

    • I’m in South America right now. Africa is next! Where would you recommend I go? I found out recently that there is a country called Chad, so that is definitely on my list!

      • Indeed there is! Chad us in central africa. Well I would recommend South Africa most definitely since i love living here. Although i havent been able to visit other countries yet, to see the real africa you must visit kenya, Tanzania, uganda. Not to forget egypt and morocco! How long are you spending in South America? And covering which countries?

      • I’m in South America for as long as I want, visiting all of the countries (although I probably won’t go to the three little ones at the top). Have you been here? It’s awesome!

      • No I haven’t had the chance to go to that side of the world yet. ..but someday soon! You enjoy your travels and keep posting.

      • You too!

  20. Chad,
    Glad you found and followed my blog! I’m looking forward to traveling ‘with you’ and not having to worry about my travel curse – Ha!
    Take care 😉

  21. Hey, thanks for following my blog! I look forward to reading yours as well. I, too, am Welsh; I’ve been there a couple of times, and it’s breathtakingly beautiful.

  22. Hello Chad! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the follow! I love travelling as well, and it is so great that you have so many stories from around the world. My next plan is to go to Mongolia… Let’s see how that goes 😉

  23. Hi Chad! Thanks for following my blog! 🙂 I’ve just started it so I hope you can stick with it and enjoy the writing throughout its growing pains, haha!

    And by the way, I have to agree with you about Caitlin. Definitely ungrateful. 😉

  24. Thanks kindly for the follow! Your blog makes me want to travel more 🙂 You will love Africa when you finally make it over.

  25. Hi Chad – thanks for visiting and following my blog! And, great “about chad” page!

  26. Congratulations, Chad!

    I have nominated your blog for the Wonderful Team Membership Ward.

    More about this nomination is at


  27. Hello Chad,

    Hope you are enjoying your stay in China. Beijing is my hometown, please say hi for me and hope it is treating you well!!

    I couldn’t find any contact details on your site so I will just post it here. I have nominated you for a Liebster Award and I think more people should be a part of the exciting adventures that you embark on!

    There link to the nomination can be found here:

    Thanks for being an inspiration and have fun on your travels!


  28. I am so jealous and inspired at the same time! Traveling is likely the closest thing I have to a passion and reading blogs like yours just worsens the wanderlust – for better or worse! I look forward to reading more of your travels.


  29. I like how Chad talks about himself in third person! Does Chad do this in person too?

    Side note: Caitlin might be ungrateful, but it sounds like you are better off. Chad (or anyone) shouldn’t be with someone who doesn’t want to be with him/her.

    Good luck on your travels!


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