Hi, I am Zach, a Singaporean who are an avid traveler and the founder of this website.
I was never fond of 9 to 5 jobs as you must constantly report to your superior.
These jobs lack freedom, and some even have to work unpaid overtime.
You have to apply for your annual leave, and it must be approved before you are allowed to travel.
That was why, upon graduation from school, I decided to join my classmate to set up a company and start my entrepreneurship journey.
The entrepreneurship journey was fun, but I realized it was still not what I wanted.
Since then, I have shifted into a part-time Digital Nomad lifestyle, being a solopreneur and working for myself, allowing me to go anywhere in the world to travel and work simultaneously.
Born to a family of avid travelers
I have been traveling regularly since a young age with my family. I have been to all my neighboring countries since childhood and have traveled to many other countries.
Our family loves to travel, and we will travel at least once a year, whether together in a big group or separately.
As Singaporeans, our passport is visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 192 countries, enabling our family to travel regularly, and it has become a habit for us.
The largest group trip we have ever been on was a vacation to New Zealand. There were 14 of us driving in three cars around the south island of New Zealand.
Singapore is a city-state, and I had been living a metropolis lifestyle (We do not have mountains or oceans); when I first got exposed to the scenery of New Zealand.
Becoming a Traveling Geek
The group trip with my family to New Zealand left a huge impression on me. It’s hard to express the feeling because you have to experience it yourself.
I have seen New Zealand, especially photos and videos of the places we plan to visit during the trip.
But to see and experience it for yourself is a different feeling.
After that trip, I got addicted and looked towards traveling more often, and I believe there are two contributing factors.
Singapore is a city-state and does not have snow mountains, deep forests, or oceans.
When I first visited New Zealand, it was an eye-opener for me as it is a paradise full of nature.
Singapore is a tropical country, and all year round feels hot and humid (sometimes very hot).
Singapore has a monsoon season (our winter, haha), but sometimes the temperature is still high, even on rainy days.
Our trip to New Zealand was during the summer climate, but it didn’t feel hot or warm.
One of the activities was a glacier hike, and during the hiking trip, the temperature turned cold.
It was the first time I got to experience such cold temperatures during the summer season, and it was a refreshing experience for me.