TravelMarbles is a travel magazine established in 2016 in Sydney by progressive people driven by curiosity. We could not be more different from each other. Yet we share one passion: Travelling. We have itchy feet and share the urge to explore our beautiful planet Earth. The insatiable appetite for discovery leads us in a path of continuous moving and learning to see the world from different perspectives.
Travelmarbles is more than just a magazine. We have brought our experiences together and created an ultimate globe-trotter-package that covers all aspects of travelling: a wide array of educational and informative articles related to tourism, travel tips, travel reviews, itineraries and a good deal of photography.
The TravelMarbles magazine was born of a passion for travelling and sharing it. Our mission is to connect people and motivate them to travel more and often. May our readers find inspiration and stimulating travel ideas before they embark on their next trip.
And why ‘TravelMarbles’? Because the memories we collect via travelling are as colourful and precious as marbles. So, we named them TravelMarbles.
The world was big and I was little. Yet, somehow I knew that I was going to see it all anyway. While most of my girlfriends dreamt about settling down one day, having family and lead the conventional life, I had that funny feeling deep inside, a very different kind of calling – I want to travel the whole world!
Having been born in the communist Czechoslovakia in the early 80`s did not promise much travelling for most of the residents. Still my dad was one of the very few “lucky” ones who had the opportunity to go past the strict border and see the West. Every time he returned from his business trip he would bring me stunning presents, things I had never seen before. I always wondered how would it have been If he had taken me with him some day. Perhaps, that is how I got to realise I wanted to follow in his footsteps. No one was really aware how did my father`s career affected my life and encouraged me to set out on a big journey.
And here I am ! constantly moving around the world – continuing in my life`s Odyssey. I never gave up on my dreams and since I left home as just a teenager I have always kept travelling with passion.
TRAVELMARBLES is a wonderful way to share my ventures and be a bit of help and useful advice to those who seek for it. Give some courage and inspiration or just even stimulate ones curiosity, whether an inexperienced traveller or a confident globetrotter.
As Ray Bradbury would say: “Stuff your eyes with wonder. Live as If you would drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It is more fantastic than any dreams made or paid for in factories”.
And remember that you do not have to be rich to travel well!
Luca Valentino Bon
My Italian origin deeply influenced my nature and the values I live by; a sense of beauty and simplicity, and quite a critical eye. I would not describe myself as a stereotype of an Italian man though. I have always aspired to travel and explore, and this intense curiosity made me get out of my comfort zone, spread my wings and fly to the other side of the world. Living in Europe, travelling in the USA, Mexico, New Zealand and Asia, and studying in Australia changed my life for good. I widened my awareness, broadened my horizons and gained an irreplaceable experience, which I would love to take advantage of in the future. Passion for artistry and creative spirit brought me to the world of photography and design.
TRAVELMARBLES means to me a great opportunity to share my knowledge and contribute to the sphere of travelling and tourism, which I highly regard and admire.