About Ramon Stoppelenburg

I am a traveler.

I have traveled the world since I was very young. I have proof.

Somehow I became the world’s first digital nomad when I traveled the world for free for three years with Letmestayforaday.com. That was from 2001 to 2003, before Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram even existed! This made me also become The Godfather of Couchsurfing.

I am a business strategy consultant.

I have always been driven by the need to improve the world around me trying to make life easier and more satisfying, and less tedious and frustrating. How systems, processes and services work and how people interact within this environment fascinates me endlessly.

I am happiest when I can empower and guide people to create things that truly improve people’s lives, while supporting their businesses to become more resilient and sustainable.

With years of valuable insights and a deep understanding of the internet, social media, tourism and hospitality, I am well equipped to quickly recognize and address the need for help in various situations. This can be done directly on the job or consulting from abroad.

Whether it’s improving the online presence, digital PR, fostering better relationships with staff, working with upper management or assisting financially struggling owners, I have enjoyed taking on the responsibility of navigating through choppy waters. Let me know if you need any help.

I am a translator.

I am a professional translator for anything English to Dutch and Dutch to English, but also French to Dutch, Spanish to Dutch and Portuguese to Dutch translations. I have worked for both large and small companies worldwide and I rank amongst the best translators on Upwork.

Therefore I can ensure that your work is returned with accuracy, clarity, and flow. I pride myself on my ability to work with a wide range of topics. My fixed translation rate is US$ 0.05 (5 cents) per word, proofreading US$ 0.03 (3 cents) per word. Contact me for rates regarding writing jobs or send me an interesting offer.

I am a writer.

My travel writing has been published in the book Letmestayforday, which sold over 10,000 copies in The Netherlands and Belgium, and next to that I compiled an anthology of short literary fiction stories by Dutch authors.

I love to write travel reports with surprising angles and matching images for publications like Columbus Magazine, Arts & Auto, Malaysian Airlines’ Going Places, Air Finland’s My Way, The British Sunday Times Travel Magazine and The Travel Channel’s blog WorldHum.

In 2000, in a town called Solitaire and in the state of Quarantine, I founded the online international literary magazine The Quiet Reader, publishing fascinating short literature from all over the world.

Recent publications:

Top 10 Backpacking Destinations in 2024: Adventure Awaits!

Top 10 Backpacking Destinations in 2024: Adventure Awaits!

Pre-Ramble First Edition Literary Magazine The Quiet Reader

Pre(r)amble – Ramon Stoppelenburg

Dorm Life Etiquette: These Should Be The Dormitory Rules

Dorm Life Etiquette: These Should Be The Dormitory Rules

Saudi Arabia now using a local COVID certificate

Saudi Arabia now using a local COVID certificate

Greenpeace Calls on European Governments To Drop Short Flights & Use Rail Transport Instead

Greenpeace Calls on European Governments To Drop Short Flights & Use Rail Transport Instead

Sustainable Travel: Your eco-friendly guide to adventuring sustainably (TourRadar)

In 2009 I was sent on an expedition to the West coast of Greenland, assigned by the Dutch travel glossy Columbus Magazine.

An other version of my experiences also got published in the professional magazine for doctors, Arts & Auto.

One of the co-founders of The Pirate Bay – who had been hiding out in Cambodia for almost four years – got arrested in August 2012 and had to await his deportation to Sweden. The Dutch magazine Nieuwe Revu assigned me to a story about this guy and his arrest, spiced up with some coleur locale which you couldn’t find in any other media outlet.

I am an entrepreneur.

For many years my core activities involved managing three little comfy art house movie theaters in Cambodia, where I have resided from September 2010 to August 2021.

Next to this I work remotely on running the tour company of Expedition Kilimanjaro in Tanzania (Africa) and being an online available writer and social media manager.

I give rare presences of myself doing standup comedy on a stage, do creative ghost writing on several blogs on a very wide range of targets, am a part-time CrossFit athelete and a healthy food lover whenever possible.

If you are interested in having me work for you, look at your options here.


Okay, Then Now Some Vanity Fair

I have appeared in hundreds of international publications including the American Wired.com once and again, The Boston Globe and ABCnews, the USA Today, The French La Líberation, the Spanish El Mundo and La Vanguardia, the Italian La Reppublicca, the Dutch Telegraaf, de Volkskrant, the Turkish Hurriyet, the Cambodian Phnom Penh Post, The Times on Sunday and many, many more.

“Cyber-Begging Bags Man a World Wide Bed”
ABC News

“Hitching a World-Wide-Ride on Web”

“Web personality of the year 2001: this year’s web eccentric is not some unfortunate and unwitting nutter, but a personable 24-year-old Dutch media student”
The Sunday Times, United Kingdom

“He has become a mascot for living the impossible dream, laughing in the face of caution and conformity, embodying the spirit of reckless adventure that most people year for… when the geyser’s fixed and the kids are older and the mortgage is paid”
The Dispatch, South Africa

“Ramon Stoppelenburg has become one of the first true internet celebrities”
Evening Herald, Ireland

“Bloomin scroungers, all of em! Go get yourself a proper job and be miserable and parochial like the rest of us!”
The Register.co.uk, UK

“These are classic travel stories from a modern time”
– globetrotter and travel writer Mike Pugh, Worldhum.com

“It’s the flying Dutchman!”
The Citizen, South Africa

“One guy from Chicago said he could stay as long as his wife didn’t object. And if she did, hell, he’d pay for a hotel.”
Wired.com, USA

“Have website, will travel”
Daily Mirror, UK

“The whole world knows our Ramon Stoppelenburg”
Het Parool, Amsterdam

“Critics would call him a freeloader but fans call him a entrepreneur”
The Courier Mail, Australia