“Launched in November 2016 as a community for creative travellers, bloggers, and the curious-minded, this site focuses on the less travelled areas around the world.”

Everyone loves traveling, but not everyone gets to see or visit some of the less travelled areas in the world. When I embarked on this journey, I searched the web for advice and guidance.  While cities like Paris had thousands of recommendations, I was on my own to find the best place for lunch in Transnistria. From my posts, I hope to provide you with unbiased reviews and recommendations to make your travels to those areas simpler, safer, and more enjoyable. I am not funded by a big company or magazine, but rather I have used my own funds to travel.  As such, all of my reviews and recommendations have the budget conscious traveller in mind.

This blog is a natural extension of e-mails I send to my friends and family during my travels. Based on their positive feedback and requests for more information, I realized that some of this information could be useful to others with similar interests and might even provide some entertainment value. It is my goal to give you an idea of what it is like visiting these areas while providing insight into the people, culture, food, things to do, and how to negotiate the best possible deals.

Who am I?

I grew up in Tokyo, went to universities in Boston, Madrid, and Santiago, and also lived in Washington DC, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Bucharest, and Paris. I work in international sales, which allowed me to visit many first and second world countries. The visits were always organized, from site visits to dinner to meeting affluent locals. I never got to meet the real locals, immerse myself in their culture, eat the food from the stalls, and more.

Hence, I travel alone outside of work to the less visited countries. I sleep in hostels, guesthouses, AirBnB, take local transportation, eat at the local food stalls, and try to get the best deals to save money. I want to see the real side of these countries, not the made perfect version. I don’t need anyone to hold my hands or guide me, I want to do all this on my own itinerary.

My goal is to see all the countries in the world, one step at a time. Why? I had the best job and lived in one of the best cities. Most recently, I lived in Paris, which is the most visited city in the world. While everyone wanted to visit Paris, I always thought about leaving the place. I have lived in Tokyo, considered one of the best cities in the world, but my mind was always about leaving the city too. I want to see the world!