Josh Bender, Travel Blogger
G’day! I’m the brains behind the operation. With over 24 years of experience in web development and 20 years in Internet Marketing, I do know a thing or two about websites. So that has certainly helped make the TravelWithBender.com website stand out from the array of other travel blogs you may have read.
Standing at 6’9” (205cm), I’m slightly taller than the average bloke, but people who know me would say I’m a gentle giant (except when I’m on the basketball court).
A nerd at heart, I’ve always been fascinated with technology. From gadgets to software and even communications, it captures my imagination. Chances are you’ll probably find photos of me on this blog wearing a technology-inspired t-shirt.
With a strong entrepreneurial bent, I’m always thinking creatively and analytically. You won’t find me wasting time. I have very little patience with TV or games. I love to learn about everything, in particular, understanding what makes people tick and the factors that mould them - culture, religion, philosophy, politics, economics, genetics, and environment. It helps me to better understand myself as well as make meaningful connections. And secondly, what makes this world tick. From geology to history to astronomy to biology, I find it all captivating.
I thoroughly enjoy photography and in particular, landscapes. I’d like to think my photography has been getting better the longer I travel, and it also helps that I upgraded my camera a couple of times. I’m always pushing myself forward trying new techniques, finding new inspirations, honing post-production skills, and developing my artistic eye.
In line with my passion for photography, I find inspiration from all forms of design: graphic design, industrial design, architecture, interior design, and fine crafts.
That dovetails with my keen delight in the culinary arts, and probably explains why a healthy slice of my social posts are dedicated to perfection on a plate. We are what we eat. So there’s something deeply meaningful about understanding the produce, preparation, techniques, and inspiration that goes into each dish we enjoy. The combination of flavours, history, and culture merge into a moment of dining delight. There are few things better than that.
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