Remember Myspace Tom? Well, He’s been Living the Life While Taking the Most Beautiful Travel Photos

Here’s what everyone’s first friend has been up to!

If you’re old enough to have had a Myspace account, then you’ll remember its co-founder Tom Anderson, a.k.a. Myspace Tom. He was everyone’s first friend on the networking site until about 2010, five years after he sold the company for USD580 million.

What’s he been up to, you ask? The answer is what you’d probably be doing if you had USD580 million — traveling around the world. Except since an experience at Burning Man in 2011, Tom has been taking breathtakingly beautiful photographs from his trips. Thankfully, he’s been posting them on Instagram, and it’s #TravelGoals all over.

Here’s a sneak peek.

Flying over Manila


Somewhere in Taiwan

Sometimes I wonder if the mystery of travel, discovery and exploration has been tainted by the Internet—these days it’s almost hard not to see photos of nearly every place multiple times before you go there! This place was different for me. I was traveling through Taiwan with no real idea of what I might find. I got a rental car in the main city Taipei and just started driving. After a few days I’d entered the gorge by car, but later moved to hiking on foot. This was not a touristy or popular spot. At least not in 2012 when this photo was taken. As I meandered along the mountain’s edge trail, pushing bushes out of the way to take in the view, I rounded a corner and saw this temple peering out from the fog. I felt a strange combination of excitement and serenity. I need more moments like this. 🙂

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Driving in Sierra Nevada

Driving a little too fast in the Sierra Nevada 🙂

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Nusa Lembongan in Indonesia


The Tianmen Mountain Road in China


Fall in Patagonia


A Japanese Hot Spring


Sunset in the Sahara


Zion National Park


The Sagano Bamboo Forest in Japan

What do you think about Myspace Tom’s photos? Tell us in the comments!