Dan Moore recently took control of Lenovo Australia and New Zealand’s Instagram account.
Q: WHY DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WORK?
I’m the content Marketing Manager for Cover-More Travel Insurance.
My job is to gather unique and shareable content from popular locations.
We sell the whole travel experience and show how many fun and great things there are to do.
It’s a soft-sell of how important travel insurance is.
I take all the camera gear, travel on my own, do all the scripts, the location, the audio, the editing, the uploading and the copy.
I’m a one man show!
Q: WHY PERISCOPE?
Periscope is going gangbusters for me. It’s my most powerful social media network at the moment and the others are growing from that.
Periscope has over 13 million users and Dan has over 15,000 followers and over 21 million interactions on the live video streaming app.
I started using Periscope a week or two after it was released after a coworker told me about it.
I gave it a go and wasn’t sure if I was going to use it but I took a trip for work to Thailand, did some Periscoping over there and Periscope featured one of my streams worldwide.
This helped me gain some momentum in the early stages and I’ve been doing at least 3-4 each day every day since.
I’ve always been into video and telling a story, taking people on some kind of an adventure, whether it’s just going surfing, skateboard riding or going overseas.
I usually document a whole heap of that stuff either with photo or video, so Periscope is a prime platform for me to do what I do anyway, do what I love and take people on adventures whether it’s local or overseas.
I’m comfortable in front of camera and it doesn’t require any editing. I’m happy to share my life … to a large degree.
So it’s perfect!
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TRAVEL DESTINATION?
Everyone asks me what my favourite country to go to is and I can never answer.
Every country has something amazing to offer but India is definitely up there as a unique country.
I’ve also been to Bali ten times and I’d go back there in a heartbeat.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR MOST INTERESTING TRAVEL EXPERIENCE?
India was a big one for me.
India was never on my top ten list to go to but for work it was a place a lot of our policy holders travel to.
The Holi festival was on over there, the ginormous colour festival, a religious festival. So I went over to film and partake in that and move around the country and it was amazing.
India is one hell of a crazy, amazing, diverse country when it comes to people, cultures and food.
You can travel ten kilometers and order the same meal and it tastes completely different.
It was different to any country I’ve ever been to. I’ve been to third world countries before but India was different. It’s huge.
There is so much to see and do and the people just wanted to be photographed.
I’d sit down for a few hours to do a timelapse of a train line in a slum area and within ten minutes I had 30 people sitting next to me, watching me and chatting.
It’s a cool country.
Another interesting place was Spain and partaking in the tomato festival, La Tomatina.
I packed a ketchup outfit that I bought over here and wore it in the middle of the festival so I’d stand out a bit more.
I presented with a lapel microphone and a GoPro and got absolutely hammered with tomatoes.
I’m always up for an adventure and don’t care about putting myself out there. I’m all about having fun.
Q: WHAT IS THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU’VE EATEN OVERSEAS?
I just got back from Thailand a month or so ago and ended up eating three scorpions.
The pincers, the tail, the whole lot. That was one of the crazier foods I’ve eaten.
I’m always up for eating something different overseas. I’ve also eaten grubs and crickets.
Q: WHAT’S YOUR TOP TRAVEL TIP?
I generally tell everyone that’s heading overseas to download the City Maps 2Go app.
It’s like Google Maps but you download the maps of the region or country you are heading to before you leave so it doesn’t require internet. It works off satellite.
It’s handy when you turn up in a country, have no data, and need to find your hotel or hostel.
It also helps you not get ripped off by taxi drivers who wanted to take the 20 kilometer route when your hotel is only 500 meters away.
You can also put a pin on the map when you leave your hotel, get lost in the city for a whole day and be able to find your way back.
That would be my main tip … and a backup battery pack.
Q: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE YOGA TABLET 2 PRO?
I love using the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, it's great for using on a flight as the battery life just keeps going.
Being located in Australia means my overseas flights are super long, so having an 18-hour battery life is gold.
My favorite thing about the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is the built-in Projector screen.
I love watching movies so it’s perfect for me. I’ve watched movies on the walls of my hotel rooms while traveling as well as back home with my roommates.
The tablet has a sweet camera as well so always nice to have in my backpack to get some shots and video on the run.
For more on Dan Moore: www.danandmoore.com
Periscope: @danandmoore - https://www.periscope.tv/danandmoore
Twitter: @danandmoore - https://twitter.com/DANandMOORE
Instagram: @danandmoore - https://instagram.com/danandmoore/
Facebook: @danandmoore - www.facebook.com/danandmoore
Dan Moore is a Lenovo ANZ Influencer, allowing him access to the latest Lenovo technology, products and news.
More about Cover-More Travel Insurance: http://www.covermore.com.au