travel blog

Hi! Welcome to my travel blog!

You can call me Tala. I wish I could say I’m a full time traveler but I’m not. I am currently working at an energy company and I travel and blog when off duty.

I decided to create this blog as a center point for my thoughts on hotels, adventures, local cuisine, travel gears and pretty much everything that’s travel related. I have a huge ball for all things tropical and cultural. I have tons of things to try and places to visit sitting on my bucket list that’s why I’m constantly working on my savings! I am an aspiring luxury traveler which for me means having enough privacy and time to lounge around and be able to enjoy the once in a lifetime moments with people close to my heart. I guess that comes from being financially independent and I’d like to believe I’m on my way there. I could spend 24 hours creating travel itineraries and searching for new places to visit around the globe. My travel style used to be fast pace, hopping here and there but after continuously traveling last 2016, I prefer to spend more time in a certain place and just try to soak everything in…the people, the food, the culture, the views. I live by my current mantra “Travel Deeper”. 

Aside from traveling, I love reading books, taking care of my dogs (I have a husky, a golden retriever and a belgian malinois). I love recreating healthy recipes I find online and I also have an interest in personal finance.

I hope you enjoy reading this blog and hopefully find some of my posts useful and inspiring. You can follow me on instagram/facebook/twitter to get updated with everything travel/non-travel related. Links are on the sidebar. 🙂 ->>>



Bahrain | Cambodia | Hong Kong | Indonesia | Laos  | Macau | Malaysia | Philippines | Saudi Arabia | Singapore | Thailand | United Arab EmiratesVietnam


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