I’m a traveler, I’m a journeyman. I seek adventures and purpose around the world.
Throughout my past travel adventures, I’ve met so many people who have taken a huge leap and decided to do what they always wanted. I learned change will only help you get better. So just like them, I have decided to leave my ‘cushion’ of the past 9 years and take a leap into the vast world of adventure travel and volunteerism.
I first participated in volunteerism through Habitat for Humanity in Poland. It was one of the best experiences that I've ever had and I was glad to have done it. Since then, I started volunteering back home and joined KEEN, where I play sports with kids with disabilities. It's a very rewarding experience. Just recently, I participated in another build through Habitat for Humanity in Portugal. I was so humbled by this experience because I got to see the family accept the house after all of the hard work that all volunteers involved have sacrificed. At the same time, I have also traveled to other countries such as Italy, Switzerland, China, Japan, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, and Spain visiting famous places, immersing in the culture and enjoying local people’s company, an experience that I take with me everywhere I go.
Due to my endless desire to travel I will continue on with this new adventure. I hope to gain valuable experience and to use as a platform for the future.
I have already embarked on a journey awhile back of self-discovery persuaded by my curiosity of the ever-changing world. This journey will not be shaped by me but by the experience I gain and the people I meet along the way.
This is me.
April 23rd 2012
I can't believe it, the blog that I published about my volunteer experience in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia entitled, Orang Asli Children of Cameron Highlands, Malaysia was nominated at the Malaysia International Tourism Bloggers Conference and Awards this May. Well, if you have a minute, please click on this link http://www.mitbca.com/category.php?id=10 and then look for my blog address ( http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/Intuitivetraveler/) which at this time is on the 2nd page, Your vote is very much appreciated. But I really want the organization, REACH, to get some kind of recognization especially for allowing me to lend my skills and help the Orang Asli children. Thank you very much.... read more
April 22nd 2012
I've been in Nepal for over a month now and I can't say enough how much I'm enjoying living here. It's just such a great country to learn about living in a 3rd world country. I've lived in other parts of the world and by far Nepal has given me so much with regards to living the life. I don't have a lot of materials things that I was used to back in Chicago but I didn't need that much here either. I learned to just live with simplicity and take everything in stride. In the next 3 weeks or so, I'll be heading to Everest Base Camp. I couldn't believe that I'm actually doing this trek ever since I thought about it 5 years ago. So now I'm just waiting for that time to come ... read more
March 19th 2012
Not Just An Environmental Organization, REACH Reaches Out To Orang Asli (OA) Children Cameron Highlands, Malaysia - With the elevation of just over 2400 meters, Cameron Highlands, situated in Titiwangsa Mainrange, is a getaway place for a lot of locals and tourists alike who just wants to leave the smoldering city life of Kuala Lumpur and have a breath of fresh air. The surrounding green tree –filled mountains that cover much of Cameron Highlands district is a stark contrast to what it was once before when growing tourism and development in the area almost threatened its beautiful landscape. It’s a place to hike where a variety of hiking trails can lead you to mountain forest or pass by acres and acres of tea plantations and strawberry fields. It’s still a great tourist destination in Malaysia but ... read more
February 14th 2011
Let’s see. A lot has happened and a lot has changed the past few weeks. I was in Santiago, Chile for almost 2 weeks. It’s a great city. It felt like home here. Even after just a few days here, I felt like a local. The train was easy to follow, great neighborhoods to visit and great food to eat. Of course, I have been counting my pennies since I started my travel so I try to eat-in instead. There are many great museums to visit and parks to wander around. We stayed with a great family in Barrio Brasil who took us in like a family. Ricardo and his family barely spoke English but we barely knew Spanish too. We drank wine and beer almost every night and talked about everything from politics to Wushu. ... read more
December 19th 2010
December 16, 2010 We’ve been staying out really late with a few of Fernando’s friends these past two nights. As we sat on Buquebus boat to Uruguay, Kristen and I both felt exhausted. With all of the walking that we’ve been doing, exploring the city of Buenos Aires, it’s incredible how we can still stand. On Friday, December 16, a few of us ventured to one of many ‘disco’ clubs in Buenos Aires. Before we left, Fernando’s friends came by the house and drank bottles of beer for about 3 hours. One by one, each of them took turns and played their own favorite sets of Latin and American music using Fernando’s apple laptop as the loud beats filled the room. With the exception of Fernando, barely any of them spoke English. Kristen and I sat ... read more
December 15th 2010
December 13, 2010 News of the day: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the current or I guess newly elected president of Argentina, celebrated Human Rights Day and the Restoration of Democracy on Sunday, December 12, 2010. I believe the celebration was slated to occur on Friday, Dec 10, 2010 but due to heavy storm, the celebration was pushed back on Sunday. This was an amazing experience to be in the thick of this political change to a country that I’ve just come to know 2 days after our arrival. Before we witnessed this historic celebration, Kristen and I walked around the city and, as everyone suggested, we visited the Sunday’s market, along the stretch of Avenida Defensa in barrio San Telmo, home of Buenos Aires main tango culture and residence to a few artists. Just like any ... read more
December 12th 2010
Unbelievable. Yesterday, I finally set out to do what I’ve dreamt of doing. The past few days have been nonstop goodbyes starting with my last day at work, the place that I have been for over 9 years. Pizza was served for lunch while a slide show of me glaring on the background. Those were the days. Awkward. Around the conference table, I watched and listened as my colleagues laughed at stories about me. It was overwhelming to see the support and encouragement by everyone and certainly not to be forgotten. The goodbyes continued on with my family and relatives celebrating the now annual family Christmas party. It was great to be able to spend time with them as I will be gone again during the holiday. I know, after last year’s Europe trip, Christmas on ... read more