Discovering the wonders of wander

Solo Backpacking

Why you should travel light and how to do it like a pro

As the old adage goes, less is more. When it comes to traveling, more is unnecessary and less is your shoulders thanking you for not putting them through the gates of hell.

The Biggest Fears Women Travellers Face & How To Overcome Them

“YOU WANT TO DO WHAT!?”

Mom freaked out the first time I told her I wanted to backpack solo. Sem break was coming up and I was dreaming of going to Sabah for two short weeks. But that was not going to happen.

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.

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. 

The Scariest Taxi Ride Of My Life

“STOP THE CAR!” I scream with all the air in my lungs. “STOP! LET ME OUT NOW!”

Putting My Resting Bitch Face To Good Use

“Mei, are you okay? You look sad.”
“Mei, why are you angry?”
“Mei, my intern is scared of you. She says you look fierce.” 

Why I Quit My Job And Flew To New Zealand For Half A Year

Here I am writing under a red-headed tree, enjoying the perfect winter weather – sunny with a crisp, cooling breeze.

Is Sri Lanka Safe For The Single Woman Traveller?

They say travelling in Sri Lanka is the safer, easier version of risky India. Camilla, a Brazilian girl whom I met one night in this little island ferociously nodded at how true this statement was as she had just spent six months in India on her own.