You could say i’ve got a travel bug and always have. Born in Penang and grew up in Sabah, my family was always taking road trips for one vacation or another. It was really a slideshow that my late father gave when I was eight that locked it in. Images of misty jungles, roiling whitewater, and toothless smiles the world over gave me an itch for travel i’ve been trying to reach ever since. Sometimes I wonder if a trip of this magnitude will get at that itch for travel i’ve been trying to scratch ever since I was a kid. Then I think, HEY, I wonder what is over there. Being poor when i was young also didn’t stop me from dreaming big as i took baby steps to explore my home country first.

During my university days in Sydney I took time off to visit different parts of Australia, and it was there that I promised myself a BIG trip to take on the world. After university, I moved back to Malaysia and then out to different parts of the world as my job required extensive travelling. But like most people I only had about three weeks of vacation per year and I didn’t know any of the genius ways to save money and travel longer. A trip to India in 1998 changed that. There in the wonderful city of Mumbai, I met three backpackers who showed me that I didn’t have to be tied down to my job and that I didn’t need to be rich to travel. I started blogging part-time and my journey since then continues with my dreams to visit more places and meet more friends.

If you’re looking for a place to further fuel your desire for travel and a little push to help you believe you can do it, you’re in the right place. This space is a medium for me to share my stories and information related to my years of extensive travelling. I share all my tips and strategies for traveling in a way that you love WITHOUT costing a fortune. Besides being a serial traveller, i’m also an outdoor adventurer, sports fanatics, sunset mojito lovers, and of course a travel blogger.

Travel is something that’s hard to define because each of us have our own interpretation of what the ultimate form of travel looks like but we can agree that travel allows us to escape the everyday formalities, giving us a sense of ownership over our lives. It offers an exotic spark of adventure and discovery that our day-to-day lives seem to gloss over. You just want more time to elevate your happiness and sense of inner peace. You want the chance to tell more enriching stories and have something to laugh about in the years to come. Life is about, accumulating memories, not just possessions.

Life is short and there never will be a perfect time for you to live your dreams. Don’t wait until you’re old and cashing in your retirement money to start living. Your creaky knees will have no energy for early morning sunrise hikes and late night cocktails with new friends. Do it now.