Kiwi plumber Logan Dodds became a viral superstar last week when a four-minute video of his travels became global news.

Now, he's fielding calls from travel companies, media outlets and global brands about sponsorship opportunities, leaving the humble tradie eyeing up a potential new career.

"To be honest I'm still taking everything in, but GoPro's response to my video has been the most mind blowing," he told Spy.

"This is one of the first projects I've put together and I really enjoyed it, so naturally an opportunity to explore this as a career path would be amazing, but it's never something that's potentially been an option up until now."


Dodds was a popular guy on the Auckland social scene, regularly making the Spy social pages before he left Auckland two years ago. Leaving his plumbing job he headed off on his OE to play with the Bury St Edmonds RUFC in Suffolk, north of London.

The 24-year-old's handsome looks have helped broaden the video's appeal but at its heart, it's his clever storytelling and the mix of adventure tourism and partying that has appealed on a global scale.

"The Hidden Gem ??" Lake Bled & all its Glory ???? #TravelLife #EuroSummer ??

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The humble Dodds laughed at being compared to the Hawaiian travel video of Max Key and his girlfriend Amelia Finlayson, admitting he had watched it and thought it was quite good.

Spy caught up with the traveling triumph in London, before he hopped on a plane to Portugal yesterday to volunteer in a surf hostel. He hinted at making a second video after heavy demand.

Back to the Hustle & Bustle of London Life...???? What a Ripper Summer that was ?? #TravelLife #EuroSummer

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Favourite party?

"Glastonbury. Hands down the best week of my life."

Favourite adventure tourism?

"Paragliding. In Oludeniz, Turkey. Nothing like the adrenaline rush of an extreme sport."


Favourite city?

"Hard to narrow it down to just one as each place has its own character. But Cappadocia , Turkey was pretty special."

"Relax...... It's Ibiza!!" #Ibiza ??????

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Your top 3 travel tips?

"Go into it with a positive attitude and an open mind and the rest will take care of itself. Always add an extra 30 minutes to get to the airport at the recommended time, not fun being caught out. And always make sure you have a clean pair of underwear."

Your best GoPro tip?

"If in doubt, take enough photos/footage, you're bound to get one goodie."


How do you meet people while you are travelling?

"The part of travelling that I enjoy the most is to immerse myself in the culture as much as possible and experience all the country has to offer, which finds me in situations in the presence of new people. I'm naturally an outgoing person which usually helps."

Hard to Believe this was Real Life.. #TravelLife #EuroSummer ??

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Are you dating the girl in the last parts of video?

"Haha no!"

Do you stick to a strict budget?

"Anyone who has funded their own travel adventures knows you have to be pretty mindful of budget. Sometimes it's a case of sacrificing necessities in the name of travel."