Hi! I’m Alice Chen. I love travel!
That’s an understatement. I’m in my early 20s, and have been to nearly 20 countries. Most of them I visited alone – or met up with someone for only part of the time I was there. I currently live outside the United States, and have funded my travels almost completely on my own, even through my broke college years. I LOVE being home, but being abroad brings me a special, unexplainable feeling of joy.
The biggest challenges that I faced, though, were
- Being able to save and budget for my trips
- Planning trips so I didn’t miss awesome things
- The logistics of getting from one place to another, especially with only public transportation
That’s why you’ll find Saving and Frequent Flyer Miles information, Hits and Misses of Itineraries, and Travel Guides for my favorite places that I’ve visited!
Frequent flyer miles are one of the best ways to stretch your dollar. This is especially true if you factor in the ability to leverage airline alliances and credit cards!
The power of learning from the actual itineraries of fellow travelers – including what was great and not-so-great, is just as important. The first great itinerary that I saw laid out the facts point-blank, and allowed me to really understand why my fellow travelers like and didn’t like going to certain attractions. You’ll be able to see why I recommend certain places, and why I did not enjoy others! Depending on what you like and don’t like to see while traveling, you can make your own itinerary based on that.
Lastly, I created my travel guides in pictures! for the traveler that I was before I went to each of these attractions! There is so much information online, but many things are not combined with pictures, history, public transportation information, tips on what to bring and when to go, and other crucial information.
If you’re ready to start browsing Wherever I Want, START HERE!