Overlooking the volcanoes in Yoygakarta in Java, Indonesia

Backpacking Java: A Volcano-Packed Itinerary

What can I say about backpacking Java? If you'd ask me what I thought of the island a year ago, I would have told you I hadn't liked it. Not even a little bit. My first time in Indonesia was a complete disaster. I caught dengue fever, I caught bedbugs, I lost my phone, my computer broke and I wasted two days trying to find a place to get it fixed. It rained all the fre[...]

The Ultimate Bandung Travel Guide

Bandung is the third-largest city in Indonesia and one of the most interesting destinations in Java to visit if you want to explore some of the most thrilling natural wonders the island has to offer. Think striking sulfur volcanoes, incredible hiking opportunities, quirky accommodation options, and amazing city sights. If you love exploring the outdoors but enjoy a goo[...]

Kota Kinabalu Itinerary: What to do in the Coolest City in Borneo

I had no idea Kota Kinabalu even existed until I began planning my Borneo itinerary. Lol, I know that's embarrassing for someone who has spent a pretty large chunk of her life traveling solo in Southeast Asia, but hey! Despite not knowing much about it, I quickly figured out it would be the ideal place to start my adventures in the Sabah region of Borneo. With so much to d[...]

Fantastic Bornean Animals and Where To Find Them: The Best Wildlife Encounters in Borneo

Borneo is a mecca for wildlife encounters. If you're on the planning stages of your Borneo itinerary, chances are that you want to spend most of your days exploring Borneo's jungles. Top Wildlife Encounters in Borneo If you're a wildlife junkie like me, then Malaysian Borneo needs to be on your radar. While the most iconic animal is undoubtedly the Orangutan, the i[...]

Finding Paradise at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park: A Guide To Kota Kinabalu’s Islands

  Kota Kinabalu is such an underrated city. It has such a relaxed vibe, a killer food scene, and plenty of hipster coffee shops where I'd go to work every evening. But this post isn't about Kota Kinabalu, so why am I *still* gushing about my new-found love for the city? No, this post is about Adul Rahman Marine Park. Or put into simpler (and easier to pronounce) words[...]

How Much Does it Cost to Travel in Sri Lanka on a Budget?

I was surprised at how easy it is to travel Sri Lanka on a budget and how little I managed to spend backpacking the country. When you consider all the activities I managed to cram into just under three weeks, spending less than $600 on the entire trip was incredible, especially when you take into account that I visited Sri Lanka in high season. My itinerary involved the we[...]

Things To Do in Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy was my first destination in Sri Lanka. While I was a bit disappointed at its bustling scene (I was under the impression that Kandy was a quiet town tucked away in the jungle), its cultural significance and incredible sights kept me busy every day I spent here. Kandy was once the capital of the ancient kings, and today, this town set right in the heart of Sri Lanka re[...]