Richard Barry Nel has always been known to be on the move. From a young age, travel was instilled in him by his parents as they took every opportunity they could to experience a foreign culture. Through his parents, he was able to learn and understand the importance of travel, how it can help you truly understand a people you couldn’t possibly comprehend just from reading a text book. It was this idea that motivated him to become a journalist and travel writer. He now attempts to instill the value and experience of travel into every one of his articles so that people may better understand a culture. Currently, Richard Nel’s permanent residence is located in Johannesburg, South Africa where he moved when he was 25. Before moving to Johannesburg, South Africa, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and international communication from the prestigious institution, the University of Pretoria. Following his Bachelor of Arts degree, he received his Master’s degree also in journalism and international communication from the same institution. With his newly found knowledge and skill set, he moved to Johannesburg in search of an exciting career. He was hired as a travel writer for a travel based publication within the city.
Richard Barry Nel enjoys writing for a major audience. Although he works and writes for a magazine based in Johannesburg, South Africa, his audience is worldly due to his exploits and adventures in other parts of the world. He has traveled to Greece, Germany, Russia, the United States of America, and many other places. Since being hired at the magazine, Richard Barry Nel has single handedly grown their subscriber base by a substantial amount. He has created a following of fans who can almost feel his experiences simply be reading his accounts. Whether he is reporting on war in the Middle East or sporting events in Europe, his readers feel as if they are a part of the story being told.