Discovering the wonders of wander

Everything Malaysians Need To Know About The NZ Working Holiday Visa

About this time last year, I quit my job to heed the call of adventure – a Working Holiday stint in New Zealand. It was a mission that hit all my wanderlust muscles in the right direction. Since then, I’ve been getting a buttload of questions about the application process and job prospects, so I figured the most effective way to help the most people is with a QnA blogpost.

5 Important Travel Skills That’ll Make You A Better Traveller

Traveling can be scary as hell; who will you meet, will you get lost, how do you get around? But it doesn’t have to daunting if you’re prepared. Make 2017 the year you become a better traveller. How? By picking up new travel skills that will make your adventures safer, easier, and more enjoyable.

What Does Skydiving Feel Like?

It was a beautiful Friday morning in Colorado, USA. We just lived through a numbingly cold winter and now we’ve eased into spring. The air was crisp and fresh, the April 2009 sky was a clear blue and rays of sunlight decorated the ground. It hasn’t snowed in a while too – a perfect day to be jumping out of an airplane.

The Wandering Writer

Woohooo! November started with a bang when I hit a big milestone for this travel blog! My honest article on Brunei went viral there and the site crashed after it was flooded with traffic.

Jordan’s Open Secret: The Romantic Bedouin Sex Travel Scam

It’s flattering to be a woman travelling in Jordan. Everywhere I went – whether walking along the streets or having dinner at a restaurant on my own – friendly local men would come up to me and welcome me to their country.

Make Brunei Your Next Dive Trip: Everything You Need To Know

“You went diving in Brunei?” was the most common reaction people gifted me after finding out what I did over the long weekend.

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A Very Honest Overview Of Travelling ‘Boring’ Brunei

Everyone tells me Brunei is boring. Really? I wanted to find out for myself. It was a 4-days-3-nights spontaneous decision to heed the call of #DiscoverBrunei and enter what Brunei Tourism calls the “Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures”. 

Is It Weird To Go To A Music Festival Alone?

Throw your insecurities out the window.  It is not weird to go to a gig, or a concert, or a music festival alone. 

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Why I Chose To Return To Malaysia When I Had My Dream Life Overseas

Dear Malaysia,

Can you believe that after seven months since my return to you, people are still asking me why I came back? Just last week at breakfast an auntie asked me “Why don’t you continue working there? Malaysia economy and politic is so bad now, stay in New Zealand better.”

The Best Thing To Do In Dunedin That Every Other Site Missed

“Dunner Stunner” Dunedin is the quintessential university town in good ol’ New Zealand and it does not pretend to be anything else. The first thing you’ll notice on the streets is the amount of young, privileged, international students that the public school kid in you (or maybe just me) is secretly jealous of.

Top 5 Places On The Wild Side Of Mauritius

Perhaps the most popular description of Mauritius is this quote from Mark Twain: “You gather the idea that Mauritius was created first, and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius”.