Tag: world

Self Discovery Through Traveling Solo

Posted on September 18th, by andrea in Uncover. No Comments

Traveling solo, especially as a female, was not the easiest thing to do.  It’s admittedly something that takes a little courage, the right attitude, and most importantly an open mind.  The idea of the unfamiliarity of being away from home and traveling to foreign countries alone is nerve wrecking.  I’ll have to tackle the language barrier problem as well as constantly learning new cultures.   Once I took the most difficult step of executing the decision of following through and quitting my full-time job, booked tickets, packed my bag, and dropped all my comforts – nothing could hold me back at this point!

For weeks, I was losing sleep and feeling so uneasy (and overly excited at the same time) thinking how scary it’ll be to venture off to the unknown by myself. It didn’t take much to overcome the negatives once … Read More »

August Q&A, Part II : How Do I Plan A Round-The-World Trip?

Posted on August 15th, by joanna in Uncover, Unlock. No Comments

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“Hi girls! I’m considering doing a round the world trip. How would you suggest I go about planning it? And how safe would it be to travel on my own?”

– Lydia, Singapore


Dear Lydia,

my, my, you’re a brave one! Few would leave their jobs, family & friends behind to embark on a trip around the world. One person I know who did is Bobo, and she has some … Read More »


-Act of leaving behind life’s burden, roles, expectations, responsibilities.

-Welcoming new knowledge, developing new relationships, people, new directions.

-Removal + releasing clutter, the unnecessary, negatives.

-Stripping set rules, perceptions, prenotions, assumptions, standards, and old habits.

Day 1 & 2: Tokyo Part 1


Initially we wanted to spend less time in Tokyo and more time in Kyoto/Osaka, but after researching and speaking to friends, it seemed that...

First Trip To Japan – Our 12 day Itinerary


A little background information about the plan for my trip:

For all the travelling I have done in the last 30 years, I somehow have...

Beyond What You Expected – Rethinking the Stage

21+ only – Enter the dark world of an adaption of Lewis Caroll’s well-known piece of Alice and Wonderland – “Then She Fell.” ...

Packing the Right Plastic for International Travels

Planning a trip abroad? Racking up the card is definitely easier than carrying tons of cash around when traveling. Some of the...

Top Tips When Cycling In Malaysia

This article was first published on beautynthebikes.wordpress.com All photographs curtesy of Robert Tan

If you’ve read our interview with Robert Tan and friends, you’ll realise that...

An Inspiring Journey Through Malaysia On Bicycle

This article was first published on beautynthebikes.wordpress.com All photographs curtesy of Robert Tan

Two years ago, Robert Tan had an idea – to journey from...

Alila Living: Recreating the spa experience in the comfort of your own home

My first brush with Alila resorts must have been about 2005, when I first visited Alila Ubud in Bali. Blown away by the beautiful...