Why did you start this blog?
All my friends and family know how much I love traveling. There is just something thrilling about exploring uncharted territories, meeting new people, and trying out new adventures, and risking it all. I started this blog initially to document my travels and see how much my photography skills improve throughout the years as I continue my explorations.
What made you decide to quit your job?
Before I even began to plan saving up enough money to last me a couple of years on the road, I have already started feeling lost about the direction I want my life to take. After several sleepless nights, I realized that working a 9-5 job for the rest of my life might not be something that I want to do. I planned a weekend trip right there and then to de-stress. It went great and I kept thinking that I should travel more often. After a few months of back and forth and indecision, I eventually decided to take the plunge.
What is your favorite destination so far?
That is a very difficult question to answer. I believe that every place I’ve been to has something special to offer. I have several favorite places around the world, but whenever I go to a new destination, you will also hear me declaring that it is the “best place ever!” Some pretty unforgettable places are: Korea, the Philippines, and Monaco.
Do you make money with this blog?
I have several freelance writing jobs. This blog is really more personal than most people would expect, so sponsorships and paid partnerships are extremely rare. I do earn a tidy sum from ads and affiliate programs.
Do you pay for your trips by yourself?
Absolutely. I have traveled to more than 20 countries before I even started this blog. All those trips were paid for with my savings and my income from freelance work.
I am scared to travel on my own. Do you have any tips for me?
It’s normal to be scared. If you really want to travel nonetheless, maybe try building up to it? Travel with some companions on your first international trip and then try venturing on your own for at least a day when you are already at your destination.