My Story

Hey it’s Josh here, or Shep as my friends commonly call me. In 2013 I decided I needed a break from my job and life in Sydney. So I booked a 2 month round trip ticket to Southeast Asia and packed my bags rather lightly. After only 2 days in Sabah Malaysia I decided I wasn’t going to be heading back anytime soon. I called work and told them that I was going to leave the job indefinitely.

A year of travel led me towards travel blogging. The Lost Passport was born mid-2013 as a travel photography site but has since grown into a full Southeast Asia travel blog.

Photography has been one of the main motivations behind my travels ever since I bought my first DSLR way back in 2007 in Hong Kong. It is my camera that drives me to Off the Beaten Track destinations. Waterfalls kilometers in the jungle, back trails crossing country borders, tea shops in winding back alleys or a farming hut over the ridge of a popular tourist lookout.

When I’m not traveling I spend my time living in Bangkok in the first apartment I’ve ever bought. If you’re in town feel free to drop me an email on [email protected] or via The Lost Passport facebook page.