Welcome to our site! We’re excited to have you join us in our little section of the internet. By now, you probably know we run this website called “The World Pursuit.” We’re Cameron Seagle and Natasha Alden and on this site, you’ll find our experiences, photography, and informative travel guides. Our story begins over four years ago when we met in college and went off for a backpacking trip around the world. Like many, we returned to the “real world” and got jobs in New York City. After a year of living and working in the city, we realized that the rat race wasn’t for us.
Like many before, we quit our jobs and set out for a life of adventure. Adventures that we’ve now grown to love. One of our most recent adventures involved driving a truck we bought across Africa. We found plenty of headspace in the African wilderness that we’ve now grown to love. Every day we want to spend less time in cities and more time in the great outdoors. You could say it’s a healthy addiction! We love off the beaten path destinations, sushi, snowboarding, safari, Haribo gummies, and making videos.
I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.Benjamin Button
Hi, I’m Natasha, and yes I did just quote The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The blonde in all these photos? It’s me! If there are three things I love its sushi, movies, and travel. Now that we are a little better acquainted let me tell you where this whole travel thing started. I grew up in the center of the mitten state. If you don’t know what I am talking about just take your left hand and put it in front of your face. That is Michigan. As a child, I went on many family vacations, but never truly left the country. The wanderlust started when I studied abroad in Australia. I didn’t know that this experience would change my life. Upon return, I vowed that after college I would take a backpacking trip around the world to celebrate.
So I bought a one-way ticket out of the U.S. after graduation. I didn’t have any plans, any companions, and no end date. I may or may not have picked up a man (see down) along the way.
After traveling around the world I thought the traveling was out of my system and that it was time to get a “real” job. So, as a long time Sex & The City enthusiast, my immediate plan was to move to New York with Cameron, get a job, and live a comfortable stable life. After a quick stint to the NYC, I realized that the wanderlust disease could not be cured. So as the story goes I quit my job, sold my belongings, and left for an indefinite life of travel.
Well, why not? I believe in a happy and fulfilling life and hope that I can inspire you to live to the fullest too. I’m just another one of those normal people that left it all to travel because it is my dream to see the world. The goal was once to reach 100 countries before I turned 30, but I’ve since realized that I prefer to spend more time in one country than jet through a bunch. Check out where I’ve been here!
I want The World Pursuit to be your resource to get out there and live the life you want.
I know that was a long introduction, and I’m sorry, so here is a video of the worlds cutest puppy.
There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive. Jack London, Call of The Wild
Hello, I’m Cameron, and I make up one half of this blog. This whole thing was set into plan two years ago, on a zero degree (Fahrenheit) day in gritty New York City. Natasha and I love to travel, and we don’t like hour-long commutes, working for someone else, bad weather, and most importantly sitting still. That February we made a pact to quit our jobs and begin working for ourselves. So, we launched this blog in October 2015 and began traveling the world full time.
At its onset, we hoped to just get by backpacking from destination to destination. We’d volunteer and work for room and board. However, it became clear a few months on our blog would be our business. We set out to take an unconventional path from other travel bloggers and have been at it ever since.
I’m a big music fan and I don’t discriminate. I could write a list of my favorite artists, but it would likely get out of hand! It wouldn’t hurt if you checked out our travel music playlist, but that would just be the tip of the iceberg. Or you can watch one of my favorite videos on Youtube. I have what some would call an addictive personality. My addictions currently bounce around between snowboard, music, and working out. We both try to eat healthily and we’re about 95% vegan, just can’t shake the sushi and cheese.
I’m in it for the photos, food, beaches, adventure, and awesome hikes. We’ve also got a “healthy” addiction to adventure sports. So, don’t be surprised when you see us doing some crazy activity in the middle of nowhere, like jumping off the tallest bungee bridge you can find in the world. If you want more info on us and our travels then make sure to check out our FAQ page!