About Natasha & Cameron
Welcome to The World Pursuit! 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 from traveling to over 90 countries and counting. We have a passion for traveling, drinking delicious coffee from around the world, hiking, snowboarding, taking photos, and many other random things.
We were nomadic for almost four years across six continents and 85 countries. It took us 500 blog posts, thousands of nights in different beds, a few horrible meals, and tons of amazing ones until we chose to base ourselves in the Rockies. Now we travel for half the year and explore the mountains for the other half. You can see our other website, The Banff Blog, to see what we get up to when we’re at home. We think our lives are rad and want to help our readers live an awesome life too!
We Provide Information And Helpful Advice.
On this website, you’ll find useful travel tips, itineraries, travel videos, and stories from our adventures around the globe. The World Pursuit is a place you can find up-to-date information and inspiration about traveling.
Our goal is to bring the world to you and give you the resources to get out there and fall in love with travel like we did. Unless otherwise noted, every blog post on this website is written by us and comes from our own experiences.
This is our passion
We don’t have all the answers yet, but we are always ready to share with you what we do know!
Press & Media Highlights
Our advice and stories have been featured in some of the following places.
- Business Insider: How we saved and ventured around 50 countries
- Travel+Leisure: How to Road Trip With Your Significant Other, From a Couple That Does It For a Living
- Fodor’s: Best Couples Instagram Account
- Huffington Post Quebec: A road trip in Africa, what do you think?
- Daily Mail: A “Jet Set” Love Story.
- WECT News: Couple turns traveling passion into a career
- Brides.com: These Instagram Couples Are Living Our Honeymoon Dreams
- Lonely Planet: Experience Tanzania by Drone
- Reader’s Digest: How These 10 Long Distance Couples Manage to Keep the Romance Alive Every Day
- Tourism Ireland: American bloggers help tourism in Ireland
- Brides.com: These 10 Real Couples Met While Traveling
- Credit Donkey: Rated as one of the best travel blogs of 2018
- News.com.au: The time we got caught in a flash flood in Africa
- TBC Asia: Best Adventure Travel Blog
- Forbes: This is Why Travel Agents Want to Be Called Travel Advisors
- Expedia: The World Pursuit Are African Lodge Experts
- Port City Daily: Former UNC-Wilmington students are now driving across Africa
- Jamaica Gleaner: How We Turned Our Passion into a Profit.
- Traveller 24: Adventures of The World Pursuit show you how to travel the world
- Africa Odyssey: 5 Travel Bloggers to Help Plan your Trip to Africa
- Skyscanner: The World Pursuit takes on Uganda
- News Hub New Zealand: Wanderlust couple Natasha Alden and Cameron Seagle travel world on savings
- Tour Radar: Which African Safari Is Calling You: Kruger Park or Maasai Mara?
- Business Essentials: The right time for Africa travel
- Nomads Nation: 100 best travel blogs on the internet
Meet the Founder
The blonde in all these photos? It’s me! I love yoga pants, movies, snowboarding, animals, travel…and sushi – okay, I love many things. My favorite country to travel to is Japan, and I have always dreamed of learning to cook in Italy.
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 left the country. The wanderlust started when I studied abroad in Australia at 21 years old. I didn’t know that this experience would change my life. Upon return, I vowed to take a backpacking trip worldwide to celebrate after college. I worked waiting tables for the rest of my college days, and upon graduation I had saved up nearly $20,000 to backpack the world. I left on a one way ticket, met a guy (see below), we started this website, and the rest is history.
Meet The Founder
Hello, I’m Cameron, and I make up one-half of this blog. 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! I have what some would call an addictive personality. We both try to eat, and we’re about 90% vegan, can’t shake the sushi and cheese.
I love to cook, and Natasha does the dishes, so I’m always trying out new vegetarian or vegan recipes — not sure who gets the better deal. I’m in all of this for the photos, food, beaches, mountains, adventure, and excellent hikes. We’ve also got a “healthy” addiction to adventure sports. My passions currently bounce around between mountaineering, snowboarding, mountain biking, and diving.
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The Story Of The Two Of Us Begins Right After College In 2013.
I (Natasha) worked as a waitress to get through college and save a butt load of money. Side note – I pride myself on saving habits and have been deemed “frugal.” Between the sale of my Ford Mustang and my saving efforts, I graduated with a BFA in Film Studies and a BS in Business Marketing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with $20,000 in the bank.
I had big plans to take that money and backpack the world. I booked a one-way ticket to Iceland, the cheapest flight I could find to Europe. I didn’t have any plans and no end date. Just go until the money ran out.
After graduation and just weeks before I was set to take off for Europe, I went with some friends to a celebration party, and through a mutual friend, I was introduced to Cameron. We chatted, drank cheap gin and tonics, and told him I was going on a never-ending backpacking trip alone. I told him that he should join me that summer, half-joking, but half not. (I later found out that he thought I was full of crap regarding the trip and the invite).
We went on one date before I left, and he told me that he bought a ticket to meet me in Norway. He also wanted to travel Europe and figured this was a great opportunity. If we ended up hating each other, we would go our separate ways. We met a month or so later for our third date in the lovely city of Stavanger, Norway, and ended up traveling Europe together and developing a relationship for the next three months.
We said our goodbyes in Greece, and he went home to finish school while I continued with my travels, not knowing if we would see each other again.
Thankfully, it turned into something more! I continued traveling throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. We agreed to meet again and celebrate Christmas in Thailand and New Year’s in Cambodia! It was a fascinating time for us, but Cameron needed work, and I was getting tired of the constant travel. Cameron went home, and I continued to Japan – my dream country before I thought I should put those costly degrees to use and get a job.
We returned to the “real world” together, moved to New York City, and found ourselves a big boy and big girl job in Manhattan. We both had good jobs and fun coworkers, but after a year and a half of living and working in the city, we realized that the rat race wasn’t for us. There had to be something more than two weeks of vacation and working at an office 60+ hours a week while commuting two hours a day to work and living in a $2000/month small apartment.
Together we devised a secret plan to save as much as possible and quit our jobs at the end of our lease. Cameron worked weekend overtime hours, and I picked up a cocktail waitressing job in a Manhattan sports bar.
We were going to start traveling again and seek out the greatest adventures we could. In 2015, we bought the domain to The World Pursuit. We had no clue what we were doing, but the goal was to document our travels better than the non-existent job we had done before.
We put in our two weeks notice on the same day, we packed up our clothes, sold what little furniture we had, and bought a one-way ticket to the cheapest place we could find – Latvia.
Honestly, we had very little interest in visiting Latvia, but it was a $200 flight to Europe – just what we needed to start this life of travel. We had no plans and were living life day to day. We traveled around Europe for the next year, writing tips and stories on our blog with little clue to what we were doing but hoped that others were reading.
We were moving every few days and living on a frugal budget of $50 a day through the Balkans and the Mediterranean. Posting fun photos on Instagram and making about $1000 a month through copywriting and other random internet jobs.
It was enough to keep us going and motivated, so we did something that we both had always dreamed about and bought a one-way ticket to South Africa. We stayed in South Africa (which may have been a bit too long) and completely fell in love with traveling Africa. So we bought a Land Cruiser in Cape Town and decided to tackle the continent ourselves.
It was a wild adventure and one we think about and miss every day. We found plenty of headspace in the African wilderness that we’ve grown to love. When we could find the internet in the African bush, we frequently blogged about our Overlanding trip, called #HashtagAfrica. We realized there weren’t many people Overlanding Africa, but many wanted to travel there as we did. We camped in the bush, enjoyed many nights by the fire with the hyenas howling in the distance, and enjoyed African safaris in some of Africa’s best national parks. We made sure to keep up with the blog and our social channels as much as we could.
Eventually, the sad day came when we had to move on, sell our truck, and leave Africa, but that didn’t mean we would stop traveling and blogging. Over the next few years, we broke more into the travel blogging industry.
After Africa, we set off to explore more of the world around Europe, North and South America, and Asia. As the blog grew more opportunities were presented to us —invitations to visit dream destinations, festivals, and hotels.
Still traveling, still on an adventure, still observing all the wildlife we can, and still enjoying each second that we have together on this beautiful earth. It was an amazing time in our lives and the world felt like our oyster.
We picked up snowboarding, mountaineering, and hiking and have found that sports consume as much of our lives as travel does. Plus as an added bonus you can travel for all those sports!
After another two years of living out of suitcases and backpacks, travel fatigue set in. It shouldn’t be surprising to learn that almost five years of not having a bed to call your own can get pretty old. We knew it was time for a place to call home and started with a list of potential home destinations anywhere in the world.
After much consideration, we landed on the most beautiful place on earth, the Canadian Rockies. Since then, we’ve spent a lot of time in Canmore, Alberta. It marked another chapter in our lives. During this time, we launched a second website to share insights into our second home, The Banff Blog.
While we aren’t full-blown Canadians, we spend plenty of time exploring Western Canada. We consider ourselves very fortunate to live the life that we have. Every day we strive to spend less time in cities and more time in the great outdoors.