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Why I Travel Without My Husband and Baby

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I’m married and have a baby, and I travel solo. And that’s ok! I’m making my way around Tibet as we speak — but this time, I’m traveling without my husband Alberto and our two-year-old daughter. After spending the last three months traveling Southeast Asia with them, I’m sad to bid farewell, but it’s time […]

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My Personal Journey: How I Created a Life of Travel

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Create a Life of Travel – My Story Next week marks the 13-year anniversary of the day I left Singapore. Whoa! I can’t believe it’s been this long. In that time, I’ve lived in four countries, and traveled to more than 100 countries across all seven continents. I’ve taken on a total of five jobs […]

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A Look Back at Kaleya’s Travels in Her First Year

Kaleya in Lake Tahoe

Last month, we celebrated the momentous event of Kaleya turning one year old. (I know! How did one year pass just like that???) In the past month, Baby Kaleya has blossomed into a toddler. Having taken her first steps at 10 months old, she’s now waddling her way all over the place and loving this […]

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What Makes You Happier — Experiences or Things?


hroughout my college years, I spent the majority of my time slaving over textbooks while working three jobs on the side to save as much money as possible. Sometimes I’d feel a little bit left out when my friends splurged on new clothes and fancy dinners or nights out. When I’d finally pocketed a few […]

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From Nomad to Mother: My Personal Journey

From Nomad to mother

ix months ago, my life was very different as what it is today. I was a full-time traveler, hitting the road at least once a month, to places far and wide — from Papua New Guinea and Antarctica to Iran and Mongolia. Last year alone, I went to 16 countries on four different continents. I […]

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Is the Romance of Flying Gone?

Is the romance of flying gone

As a full-time travel writer and blogger, I travel a lot and spend almost 70% of my time on the road. Flying is by no means a mode of transportation for me. Sadly, I’ve become a jaded flyer these days. It’s become a way to get from one place to another. I don’t bother chatting with fellow passengers, and I don’t even […]

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Introducing Baby Kaleya!

Two hours after she was born

Exactly a month ago, on Pi Day 3/14/15, our baby came into this world. We named the little explorer Kaleya, meaning “filled with joy” in Hawaiian, and indeed she’s already filled our lives with so much happiness. Motherhood is challenging and I’m still struggling to learn the ropes but she makes all the difficulties worthwhile. Coincidentally, […]

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Do You Have the Wanderlust Gene?


It’s been almost three months since my last trip, the longest time ever in the last eight years since I made traveling a way of life. When I found out I was pregnant, I knew the time to slow down had come. In fact, it came at the right time — after so many years of […]

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Personal Updates: Taking A Baby Hiatus

Be back soon

Today is my estimated delivery date, the day we’ll possibly welcome our baby into this world! The past three months have felt way too long (shortest pregnancy ever! Read why.) — partly because I haven’t been able to travel, but mainly because I’ve been really looking forward to seeing our little bub. It almost feels like […]

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New Year, New Life

As some of you may already know, we’ve got some exciting news to share! At the beginning of December 2014, I came home to Granada after traveling intensively for several months only to find out that I was pregnant! Not just a little pregnant, but 6-months pregnant! Don’t ask me how I missed that — I have NO […]

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What have YOU Learned from Traveling?

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  As you know, we have been traveling around the world for ten years or so and travel is our way of life now. You know all about the places we’ve been, the things we like to do, and you probably even know our unusual quirks. But today we want to know about YOU! We […]

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International Day of Happiness: What Makes you Happy?

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Happy World Happiness Day! In case you didn’t know, today is International Day of Happiness, as declared by all 193 UN member states. Happiness Day marks the UN’s effort to recognize that happiness is our goal — and that our societies need to work harder to promote the things that really matter in the 21st […]

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20 Life Lessons I Have Learned from Travel

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20 Life Lessons I’ve Learned from Travel The arrival of the new year has gotten me thinking a lot about the past year  of travels – in fact the past decade of my travels – and what I have learnt from it. Travel has played such an integral role in my life: it let me find […]

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Ushering in 2014: Looking Forward!

Chinese New Year in Singapore

As I looked back at 2013, it occurred to me that I’ve always made it a point to reflect back on what I did each year but I’ve never looked forward and set goals for the future. In 2014, I’m changing things around. Besides compiling a solid bucket list, I’m going to focus on making the […]

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Where is Home?

In an inspiring TED talk by the famous Pico Iyer about the concept of home, he said, ““Where you come from now is much less important than where you’re going… And home, we know, is not just the place where you happen to be born. It’s the place where you become yourself.” His words truly resonated […]

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