About

Hello there, we’re Charmaine and WJ.

Our goal?

To travel the world without burning a hole in our pocket!

Taipei Zoo Poop Wall

CHARMAINE

I used to be a major spendthrift in my younger days, throwing money around on useless things. Every dollar I received or earned, I spent.

It even got to the point where I was left with less than a dollar in my bank account after a typical day of shopping!

Only after travelling more frequently (and growing older and wiser) then it dawned on me. I didn’t want to spend my hard-earned money on things that made me happy just for that one day. What felt and still feels more important are the experiences and memories I get from being in different places and cultures.

So I started tracking my expenses, became a reformed shopaholic and now save enough for at least 4 trips a year!

 

Here’s where we’ve been to so far:

ASIA

Cambodia: Siem Reap
China: Guangzhou, Humen, Shenzhen, Zhuhai
Hong Kong
Indonesia: Bali, Batam, Bintan
Japan: Gunma, Ise, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Mie, Nagoya, Nara, Osaka, Takayama, Toyko, Wakayama
Malaysia: Cameron Highlands, Genting Highlands, Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Pahang, Penang
Philippines: Boracay
South Korea: Jeju Island, Seoul
Taiwan: Alishan, Kaohsiung, Taipei
Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Krabi, Nakhon Phanom, Phuket, Sakon Nakhon
Vietnam: Da Nang, Hanoi, Hội An, Huế, Sapa

REST OF THE WORLD

Australia: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth
United States: Hawaii, Los Angeles
Egypt: Cairo, Giza, Luxor, Red Sea, River Nile, Sahara Desert

Flowers at Mon Cham

NEED TO KNOW MORE?

If you want more details on certain experiences or anything I’ve written about, feel free to contact us or leave a comment on the post(s)!