If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light.

Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.

~ Cesare Pavese


Hi! I’m Shelley, the woman behind the words.

I’m a coffee loving, cubicle hating, toddler toting introvert, who quit the grind 10 years ago… to live life on my own terms.

Traveling & living around the world has changed my life in all the very best ways. And I hope the words and images here inspire you not just to dream, but to actually set forth on an adventure of your very own.

On my blog, you’ll find destination guides, down to earth travel advice, and way too honest info about the 61 countries I’ve visited independently so far. Follow along, comment and ask me all your burning travel-related questions. Let’s connect!

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Top 4 Posts for Autumn

Autumn is one of the best times to visit Korea. Clear, blue skies, refreshing temperatures and incredible autumn foliage will leave you gawking at its beauty. Head to Nami Island, Seoraksan, or any of Seoul’s public parks for a kaleidoscope of colour.

Beach season is over in much of the world, but you can still enjoy a swim in Thailand, Bali or the Maldives. Head to Koh Lipe in Thailand, or visit a local island like Maafushi, for an interesting budget stay in the Maldives.

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