We know we aren’t the only ones missing out on our regular dose of vitamin sea and sunshine on holiday. We have found living vicariously through the past travels of friends and guests have made the reduction in travel just a little bit easier. We’re thrilled to feature the TV travel host of the Lifetime travel series, Video Globetrotter, Scott Eddy on the blog with this us today! (Psst, keep your eyes on the podcast where Scott will be a guest very soon!)
Tell us about your journey from stockbroker to visual storyteller?
After 10 years in investment banking, I moved overseas and lived in Europe and Asia for 17 years. While living in Bangkok, I started the first digital agency in Southeast Asia, and it remained the biggest one in the region for five years. After selling the agency and spending some time in Europe while building my personal brand, I now travel full-time while building social media strategies, speaking at conferences, creating video marketing packages and consulting for the world of luxury travel. I am also the TV host for the new travel series on Lifetime Television called Video Globetrotter.
How have you been able to weave your love of travel with some of your other skills (marketing, public speaking, etc)?
Learning how to sell in the finance world was the best thing that could have happened to me, sales are in every aspect of life, and the better you are at it, the better your life will be. What I have created on social media, speaking of my personal brand, helps me tell stories for brands, finding creative ways to express the way I see it.
As someone who rarely spent more than a few days in the same time zone, how are you finding sheltering at home with COVID-19?
It’s like being in jail! Hah, it really played with my head in the beginning, I went from being in a different country every week, to be in one place for 130 days straight…it took some adjustment for sure.
Do you have a favourite corner of the globe that you can share with our readers?
I lived in Bangkok for 11 years, it’s still my favourite place on the planet. I love the people, they are the warmest, kindest people you’ll ever meet.
Do you have any travel tips you can share?
Here are a few for the airport:
- Take off your backpack before you board the plane, it’s inevitable that you will hit someone unknowingly
- Before you head out for your trip, download/update your airline, hotel and car rental apps
- Bring wet wipes, airplanes are full of germs! I wipe down the armrests, seat belt, head area and tray table before I sit down
- Take pics of baggage tags, boarding passes and luggage
- Take off your headphones while your plane is boarding, so you can hear the announcements
What’s next on your bucket list?
Antarctica is somewhere I really want to explore.
How do you think travel will be affected by COVID-19 in the future?
I think travel will be cleaner and smarter, small groups will be the norm, and I feel the luxury industry was made for this, high-end travel will explode as soon as we figure things out.
Please let us know where to find you!
My website is mrscotteddy.com and I am @MrScottEddy on all platforms.