Interview With World Traveller and Filmmaker Jacob Laukaitis

by Lindsay Shapka in , ,


I love connecting with fellow travellers and seeing where they come from, what they are up to, how they sustain their lifestyle, and how they are sharing their experiences with the world! If you know someone who has a story to tell, contact me and they may be featured in a future post! 

Name: Jacob Laukaitis
Age: 21
Born: Vilnius, Lithuania
Favourite breakfast food: Peanut butter sandwiches!
Tea or coffee: Tea, definitely
Blue or Green: Blue
Most recent book read: The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris

Where was the first place that you ever had a travel adventure?
Probably San Francisco, when I went there back in high school.

Where is the last place you travelled?
India

Number of countries you've travelled to?
30+ currently.

What makes you want to keep travelling?
Because it's amazing! I get to meet wonderful people, learn their cultures, explore their cities and countryside, and do what I love for a living. What more could one ask?

Would you consider yourself to be a world traveller?
I guess so. As I've mentioned, I've already been to 30+ countries, although most of them were in Asia and Europe. I'm planning to explore South America and Africa in somewhat near future, too.

You make travel films of unique places. What made you want to share your experiences this way?
It's really rewarding to share those beautiful moments with other people. The feedback that I get is what keeps me going, it reminds me that I can do an impact this way.

Where is the most unusual place you have filmed?
Probably the abandoned hotel in Bali (see video below).

Walk me through a day in your life.
There is no set schedule, but I try to wake up at least before 9 am, do most of the day's work and then go explore the surroundings.

What is one of the craziest things you have done?
I would go with the 3150 mete-high Mt. Agung climb [a mountain in Bali]. My shoes and clothes were definitely not up to the task, so the hike turned out to be one of the hardest things I've ever done, physically.

How do you fund your travels? Do you work while travelling? Have a day job and then travel during vacation time? Get paid to blog?
Great question! My current source of income is the company I co-founded, ChameleonJohn.com, which allows me to work remotely, travel, and make videos.

Will you do this forever?
No idea. But I'm definitely not anywhere close to stopping.

Is there anything else my readers should know about you? 
If they would like to find more information about me, or my trips, visit my personal website and my Instagram profile where I post the best moments from my trips.

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