Adventurers: Alex Stratikis 28-year-old autistic male.

26 November 2022

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Tell us about yourself

I’m a 28-year-old male who was diagnosed at age 6 with Asperger’s Syndrome (I now simply identify as being Autistic). I have a real interest in travel, and since the age of 19, I’ve traveled (mainly solo) to over 40 countries and lived in 6 of them; the USA, Australia, Japan, Scotland, Greece, and England. I started to document my travels on Instagram during the lockdown, and earlier this year I established a website to share facts, stories, photos, and videos about the places I visit and about my personal experiences as an autistic adult.

Why do you travel and look for adventures?

Travel is a long-term passion for me – I never liked the country I was raised in, and first used it as a means of escape

What kind of adventures do you look for when you travel?

I keep an open mind in my journeys, and I always like to try new things (I do have my limits, however).

What’s your go-to travel hack?

Always research a location thoroughly before travelling there!

Got any gear you can’t travel without?

I always pack my camera gear nowadays, as I love photography.

What destination are you eager to go back to?


How do you stay safe when you’re travelling?

I listen to local advice, I quickly remove myself from explosive situations, I always keep my wits about me/practice common sense, and do my research beforehand

What’s the best way to experience a destination like a local?

Couchsurfing is a good one. It’s cheaper than hotels/hostels and you get to engage with locals (to what degree depends on your host, however)

What’s your favourite word in another language?

森林浴 – forest/green therapy (Japanese – my second language)

When and where are you next travelling?

Bath, England at the start of October

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