I took a break from blogging in the past two weeks because I read a blog post that holiday web traffic is slower (an interesting follow up is this post by Alexis Grant).
I did thought about taking a break until 2014 but then I would be leaving 2013 hanging. Strangely, I do not feel an urge to look back, like I did in 2012.
Maybe it’s because I’ve been updating you guys about my RTW along the way and I feel bad about repeating whatever you will have read by now. Maybe it’s because there are just too many places to write about that it gives me blogger’s block.
Still, let’s take a look at what happened in 2013.
Wait, there is more…!
I now think travel fairs are actually useful for indie travellers, not just people looking for packaged tours. Continue reading Why I changed my mind about travel fairs
Some say money makes the world go ’round.
Nearly everyone says it’s what keeping them from going around the world.
Continue reading Travel quote of the century!
When I hear the word “travel fair”, I usually think of crowded exhibition halls where travel agencies peddle toured packages. How useful could such a fair be for indie travellers like me?
In the name of research, I decided to pop by the NATAS Fair at expo last weekend. (NATAS is the National Association Travel Agents Singapore.) Held each quarter, the fairs are so popular that people (like me) don’t mind paying S$4 just to get in.
After you pay S$4, they tie a paper tag around your wrist which allows you to enter the halls again on the same day.
So, how useful was the fair? I had three things I needed help with:
1. Information for my March Yogyakarta trip
2. Explanation about a cruise
3. Find a tour agency to help with a round-the-world ticket
I decided that if all three simple problems were solved, then travel fairs can be useful for indie travellers.
Continue reading “Are travel fairs useful for indie travellers?”
I was inspired by The Traveling Writer’s post on writing a bucket list. She said it’s not just a list of goals but of dreams.
Unfortunately, I’ve never gotten around to writing a bucket list, mainly because I was afraid of disappointing myself by not crossing out every one of the wish.
Continue reading “My bucket list”