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Hello, thank you for stopping by my about me page. 

My name is Anthony, and in May of 2019 I sold my house and almost everything I owned to travel the world fulltime. I previously worked in the film industry in the Art Department for 15 years.

Leaving a job and friends I loved was a difficult choice, but I felt that it was time for me to explore the world. I first got the travel bug when I went to Australia in 2005, and I would often times find myself spending a lot of my income on travel. After reading numerous blogs about digital nomads and seeing how remote work is much more accessible I figured it would be a good time to give it a try.

I had no real plan for how I would accomplish being able to travel fulltime and still make a living while doing so. I figured I would just have to figure it out and be frugal while doing so.

So I made the leap and now here I am with a travel blog, how cliche of me. All jokes aside, it couldn’t have been a better decision. Not that everything is all peachy all the time choosing this lifestyle. Life in general is full of ups and downs, and traveling fulltime is no different. But what I have enjoyed the most is meeting new people and experiencing new places. 

So where am I at currently?

  • Well, to make ends meet I shoot stock photography and stock videos (not very lucrative)
  • Starting to monetize my blog with affiliate marketing and ads (sorry for this but I have to generate money somehow)
  • Joined Workaway so I can start volunteering in exchange for accommodation (Covid-19 has stalled this for now)
  • Seeking any odd job and online freelance work I can get

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P.S. Below you can see my timeline as I will be updating it as things progress.

 

March 14,2019

Sold my house

Sold my house and most of my belongings to help fund my next adventure.

March 14,2019

May 1, 2019

Flight to Singapore

My first stop on my journey was to Singapore to get my Social Visa for Bali.

May 1, 2019

May 3, 2019

Arrived in Bali

Arrived in Bali to stay in Ubud. I spent most of my time here exploring the rice fields,taking photos, making new friends at Hubud Coworking, and creating my second blog post. Going to Gili Air and Nusa Penida, then settling in Canggu for a while to work on my blog at Dojo Coworking.

May 3, 2019

July 27,2019

Next stop Kuala Lumpur

Since Malaysia offers a 90 day visa free stay for US Citizens I thought this would be a good country to explore so I can stay in one place for a little bit and continue working on my projects. I found a nice coworking space called Colony. Other than that I would spend my time eating and meeting people through the couchsurfing community.

July 27,2019

August 27,2019

Penang, Malaysia

My train of thought since I had 3 months in Malaysia was to stay in a different area each month. So Penang was my next stop in Malaysia where I rented coworking space at Scoopoint. (no longer operational). Other than work on my photography and blog I didn’t do to much exploring except for eating, hang out with friends, and checking out the local street art. This was all by design of coarse, as I wanted to conserve money and get some work done. Can’t be all play and no work all the time.

August 27,2019

September 27,2019

Sabah, Malaysia

My last stop in Penang was in Sabah on the island of Borneo. I initially stayed in Kota Kinabalu then later ventured to Sandakan to meet up with friends I met in Penang. We would end up exploring Kinabatangan River, Danum Valley, and Mabul Island together.

September 27,2019

October 15,2019

Philippines

Philippines was a quick trip but I experienced so much in such little time. From the beautiful beaches and lagoons in both El Nido & Coron, to jumping into aqua blue waters in Kawasan Falls, and snorkeling with Whale Sharks in Oslob. Philippines was a very memorable experience and one of my favorite places I’ve been so far.

October 15,2019

November 8, 2019

My motherland, Vietnam

I’m Vietnamese Americain so it was only natural to visit my motherland of Vietnam for the first time. Such a great time exploring all the great cities, eating the excellent food, meeting relatives I for the first time, and one of my favorites was riding a motorbike on the Ha Giang Loop.

November 8, 2019

December 26,2019

River boat to Cambodia

From Chau Doc, Vietnam I took a riverboat into Cambodia to Phnom Penh. After a couple days I visited Siem Reap then back to Phnom Penh for New Years Eve before making my way to Myanmar. I visited the Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat in Siem Reap. A short trip but eventful.

December 26,2019

January 4, 2020

Thailand

When I was in Hanoi I applied for a 60 day visa to stay in Thailand. With my first stop being Phuket, then Chiang Mai, and ending in Bangkok.

January 4, 2020

February 29, 2020

Myanmar

After Thailand I fly into Yangon for a couple of days before I venture to Bagan, Mandalay, and Inle Lake. I was originally going to go to Hpa-An, but that got cut short because of the covid-19 pandemic so I had to reroute to Yangon to book a flight out of Myanmar because the airports where starting to shut down and I didn’t want to be stuck in Myanmar with an expired visa.

February 29, 2020

March 20, 2020

Japan

Since I felt going back to the United States wasn’t the smartest idea because of having to fly such a long flight during the pandemic might be risky. So, I decided to fly to Japan as it was one of the only countries at the time with lenient flight restrictions and the ability to stay 90 days as a US Citizen. I stayed in Osaka/Kyoto area until June 17,2020. I was able to extend my visa for an additional 90 days because of covid-19. I am currently in Tokyo social distancing and keeping a low profile continuing working on my blog and graphic design while figuring out my next safest move.

March 20, 2020
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