About Ramon Stoppelenburg
I am a traveler.
I have traveled the world since I was very young.
But I became the world’s first digital nomad when I traveled the world for free for two 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 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. Lately I also write a lot of short story fiction.
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.
Pre-Ramble First Edition Literary Magazine The Quiet Reader
What happens if my COVID passport expires?
Dorm Life Etiquette: These Should Be The Dormitory Rules
Saudi Arabia now using a local COVID certificate
EU Countries Now Recognise UK’s NHS COVID Pass As Valid Proof of Immunity for Travel
Greenpeace Calls on European Governments To Drop Short Flights & Use Rail Transport Instead
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia: Entry rules for COVID-19 vaccinated visitors
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.
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.
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