One of my all time favourite parts of travel blogging? Gathering inspiration from my fellow wanderlusts just like you! Today I am taking a page from Stacy’s Sisterhood of the World travel tag. Come play along!1. If one were to write a book about you as a traveller, what would the title be?
Trials and Tribulations of an Uber Clumsy, MissAdventurer
Name says it all.2. What is the travel item you always seem to forget to pack?
A shorter list may be what I do remember to pack. I always manage to leave behind a hairbrush, chargers, cash, tennis shoes, socks, etc…and often find myself fumbling for my passport. I’m a hot ball of hopeless mess. Yet I carry on (aimlessly ;)!3. What is the worst travel scam you’ve experienced while traveling?
Within my 3 short days in Singapore, I was fined $500 for chewing gum. Okay not really a scam, I shouldn’t have been so silly. As an extension of the “no littering” law, the import, sale and possession of chewing gum is banned due to the high occurence of it getting stuck on the MRT train doors not allowing them to move. The next day I got told by a local that I’d better toss out my coffee I was sipping because food and drink is banned on the trains.
Cocktails were $27 as alcohol is highly regulated with a “sin tax”… but I had to indulge in a legendary Singapore Sling. I wasn’t in Sydney…or America anymore. Let’s just say Singapore and I have a love/hate relationship.4. Do you prefer many short trips or one long term trip?
In most cases I would prefer a longer trip to fully immerse myself in a country. However, I am planning on a Topdeck tour through Europe this summer, where I will do 16 countries in 30 days. It’s my first time to Europe, so I want a taste of each country, to return later to those I fall in love with.5. Which of your travel photos best sums up your personality?
Sass on point, always.6. If you could return to any of your previous destinations, where would you go?
New Zealand to journey across the North Island or Hawaii to see Maui, Big Island, Lanai, and Kauai. Oahu was just too gorgeous for words. Look out for posts of my Hawaiian New Years very soon!7. Where do you see the future of digital nomadhood?
Guys, I just gained the courage to quit my corporate job less than two years into my career. Admitting that it wasn’t for me, as much as I value the comfort and stability, wasn’t easy. Not yet sure where I will end up next but ideally somewhere in the travel industry where my true passions lie.
Now just check out this exciting sentiment:
“There will be 1 billion digital nomads by 2035…I know a lot of you are lifestyle bloggers, or sell e-book kind of stuff, or internet marketing stuff, but I think there’s a way bigger opportunity for you here.
With 1 billion nomads, this is a huge market. You can build so much apps for that, of software, or companies, or services for them. Think about housing. Where are these nomads going to stay? Airbnb’s are okay, but can we improve it? How about banking, and how about all this stuff? All of us are makers now. You can make that software for all these people, or make these services and companies. Meanwhile you can make money with it as well.
I think that’s what I want to say. You can do that. You need to do it, because we have this unique position as digital nomads. We’re the early generation, early adopters in this niche, so we know a lot about it, and we know what the problems are for digital nomads now, and what they’re going to be, a little bit into the future. We’re ahead of people. You have a very big advantage to build stuff for nomads.
You need to create. Please, create stuff for these people. So that in the future, we’ll be one big remote generation.
8. What is your favourite travel-related book or film?
In a Sunburned Country. Bill Bryson is a legend travel author with a quirky, crude sense of humor in his adventures. As an American in Australia, I can relate 100%.9. What’s your go-to travel item/ gadget?
My Canon Rebel t3i! In the market for a GoPro here when I’ve saved a chunk of change.10. What made you fall in love with travelling?
Ever since moving across the world to Australia, I have been fascinated with discovering new places, new cultures, new people, and new foods. The feeling of endless possibilities for any given moment, coupled with the thrill of diving into the unknown are the biggest adrenaline rush I can imagine.Over to you, I would love to read your answers to these quirky questions!