Josh Smith, Founder & Editor

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Visiting Neuschwanstein Castle

Hi, I’m Josh, and welcome to Wander Simply! I started traveling at age 21 when I decided to take a break from college and go on an adventure. I booked the cheapest plane ticket I could find to Europe (which was to Helsinki, Finland), bought a train pass, and reserved my first night in a hostel. Three months and countless once-in-a-lifetime experiences later, I returned home to Seattle, having visited 22 different European countries and made many new friends along the way. I had caught the travel bug, and my life was changed forever.

Over the years since then, I have taken many more trips all over the world. Along the way, I have experimented with the best ways to travel simply and frugally, and created this site to share my knowledge with the rest of the world. I hope to shatter the perception that travel is only something for the wealthy by making it accessible to everyone through the information posted here. Thanks for visiting and supporting my site!


  1. Hi Josh, looking forward to learning some new things! This is where the tables are turned and your former geography teacher becomes the student! Thanks!

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