My name is Anil Polat, a blogger and computer security engineer who’s been traveling around the world for the past six years. Along the way I set the goal of visiting every country on the planet – I’m currently at 80 – here’s where I’ve been and where I’m going next.
I have traveled to places from Moldova, Yemen, to Iceland, been published in WIRED, Lifehacker, PC World, among others and appeared on Travel + Escape. I am also the author of several books on travel and technology.
I’ve always had a keen interest in culture, technology, and travel, and love to pick things apart to see how they work. That’s my goal on foXnoMad, to teach you the tips, tricks, and tech you can use to travel smarter – no matter where you go or how you travel.
Traveling From An Early Age
I started traveling at a very early age, moving back and forth between Turkey and the United States tagging along with my journalist parents to other destinations as well. Before I began traveling permanently, I was a full-time computer security consultant for 6 years, traveling very often for my job. Over the years I learned to minimize my belongings, adapt to frequently changing environments, and make the most out of my tech gadgets.
I don’t have a fixed address, but rather settle in a spot for a few months to explore a region of the world. All of my belongings fit into a single backpack and I can work from anywhere while staying connected to even the flakiest of wireless connections.
I made the leap to blogging and traveling full time much like I do everything else, by coming up with a plan to break down a big problem into manageable parts. You can also learn to Overcome The 7 Major Obstacles To Traveling The World, read my Ultimate Tech Guide For Travelers, or simply learn to become a traveling hacker on any trip – saving money, seeing more of the world, and using your laptop as the wonderful travel companion you never knew you had.