Hi, welcome to my site! My name is Cam McPherson and I'm from Melbourne, Australia. I've spent a few very enjoyable years backpacking around developing countries, spending quite a lot of time in Latin America, Africa and Asia..
And Mongolia is the only place I keep going back to!
Ever since I was a kid, I've loved the outdoors, and was always reluctant to stop heading out further: always wondering what surprises laid around the next bend, over the next hill, a little further down the road...
Since first experiencing those wide open spaces, beautiful landscapes and nomadic people, I've kept going back to Mongolia again and again. The freedom you feel being out there, knowing you can head in any direction and not hit a fence for a thousand miles..
I even met my wife in Mongolia; we were both staying at the Golden Gobi hostel in 2008 (Ulan Bator not being the most romantic city you can meet in, but there you go!). It's funny going back to Golden Gobi together and re-living old times.
It has been great fun building Mongolia Travel Advice. I've particularly enjoyed watching the Mongolian-owned companies I recommend learn and grow over the last couple of years. They've emerged to be among the better players in what is still a pretty immature tourism industry, and they've also become good friends who keep me updated on all the latest developments in the industry.
This site is still a bit of a hobby of mine, and marked my first attempt at a website.
I want to keep this website REAL, amateur, and uncommercialized. The way websites used to be!
Over the years I eventually got tired of having to go back to a drab office job after experiencing amazing and inspiring trips to places like Africa and Mongolia. I was just on the verge in investing a lot of time and money in a Masters in Technology or an MBA to progress my career, but then I decided to drop it.
I realized that a degree was just me following the typical path OTHERS expected me to follow, not doing what I really wanted in my life. I decided taking that degree would mean less time with my family -both doing the course and then upon getting a promotion afterwards, and would only further entrench me into the daily rat race.
Instead I decided to start taking online business stuff seriously. Unlike a traditional business, it would allow me the freedom to earn a decent income from anywhere in the world, and to spend more time with my wife and daughter.
I invested in some online training courses and personal coaching, and then started my own website, campbellmcpherson.com. Check it out! There's lots of tips there if you're interested in starting an online business and getting into digital marketing.
If you're just here for the Mongolia stuff, have a look around my website. Most of the stuff you'll want to know about your trip to Mongolia will be here somewhere. You can contact me with any questions, I will generally get back to you within a couple of days and if I don't know the answer myself I probably know someone who does.