About Stingy nomads…


Hi! We are Campbell and Alya a full time travel couple that have been exploring the world together for 4 years. Welcome to our travel blog!

Our Story

In January 2014 we were both traveling in South East Asia, meeting in this little surf hostel on Luzon Island. We stayed in the same dormitory and ended up exploring the Philippines together, 4 years later, married and still traveling.

Who Are We

Campbell Louw is  South African and used to worked as a research scientist with a PhD in biotechnology. He is a Padi Scuba Instructor, loves free diving, surfing, running, hiking and exploring the world with a backpack.

Alya Akhmetgareeva is  Russian and used to work as a linguist teaching English, Russian and Spanish, she has a Masters degree in Linguistics and loves art, classical music, diving, hiking, running and is an incurable travel addict.

Chile Louw is a Borador, her father is a Border Collie and Mother a Labrador. Chile still lives with her other mother Maryna Louw, but travels with us in South Africa. Chile loves swimming, traveling and camping!

Our Mission

  • Showing the world travel does not have to be expensive or out of your reach.
  • Motivating others to go for it!
  • To be a valuable travel resource, if we have written on what you are looking for you would not need to search any further.
  • We want to be a resource you can trust, only writing on places and activities we have experienced.

How do we still travel?

The blog is our project and contributes something. Campbell freelances as a Scuba Instructor. Alya teaches English online.

Countries we have traveled.

64 Countries on 6 continents, most of the countries we traveled together

Why Stingy Nomads…

Stingy with a tongue in the cheek because we try to spend little money travelling on a tight budget. We would rather spend money on doing amazing things than on transport and accommodation. Nomads because we have been on the road for a couple of years, constantly moving.

More about Stingy Nomads

We have been published in several publications, both digital and print, these interviews can tell you a little more about us.

Want to work with us?

How did Stingy Nomads happen?

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ANY COMMENTS?

We would love to hear from you, so don’t be shy to comment give suggestions or ask questions!

18 Comments

  • Hi guys.

    My fiancé, a group of mates and myself are looking to do the Outeniqua Trail this December and stumbled upon your blog from a fortuitous Google search. Your review of the trail was really helpful. Are you two still exploring? Keep up the good work.

    • Hi Peter, thanks for reading glad you found our blog helpful. We are currently exploring South Africa, planning to head to Europe soon. Have a great day, safe travels!

  • Hi Alya and Campbell,

    This is Saul at GPSmyCity, a publisher of travel apps on iTunes App Store and Google Play. I want to ask if you would be interested in turning some of your blog posts into mobile apps and sell them on iTunes App Store and Google Play. GPSmyCity has developed a technology for making it possible. There is no cost to you – we work with blogger on a revenue share basis.

    If you wish to learn more about this opportunity, please reply to my email so I will send you additional information.

    Sincerely,
    Saul Tarasoff
    GPSmyCity.com

    • Hi Saul, thank you for contacting us. We are not currently interested, but we will contact you if we consider this option in future.
      Regards
      Campbell

  • I live in Holland, Campbell. So if you and your girl needs a place to stay, your welkom. Alles vir ‘n ou Swartlander! Keep safe and enjoy! Greetings from holland

    • Dankie Rina, hoop dit gaan goed en jy woon lekker in Nederland, die mense daar is almal so nice en hulpvaardig! Geseende Kersfees en Voorspoedige Nuwe Jaar!

  • Is baie bly jul het hiermee begin. Nou kan ons lekker op hoogte bly van waar in die wereld jul is. Geniet dit! Liefde

    • Thanks for the comment, Beauty and the Beast, Alya won’t be very happy to see I call her a beast. Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!

    • Thanks Marga, we are currently hitchhiking, camping and couchsurfing our way south in Chile towards Patagonia. Amazing country with super friendly and helpful people. Hope you enjoyed the festive season! Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!

  • Hi guys. I absolutely love following your adventure and just love the photos. I will definitely enjoy reading your blog. Lots of Love from SA. Reneé (ps: Everyone at Celtic sends their love and regards Campbell!!!) XxxxX

    • Hi Renee! great to hear from you, we are currently hitchhiking, couchsurfing and camping through Chile towards Patagonia. It is an amazing country with super friendly and helpful people.
      Please give my regards to the Celtic team, (please buy them a round of coffees on me)
      Hope you enjoyed the festive season! Merryl Xmas and Happy New Year!

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