Don’t Bring Too Much Stuff and Travel Like A @discoverurindo – Travel is life. And if you miss travel, you miss life.

Hey travel junkies, want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with favorite destinations and what they never leave home without.

So, check this out! travel like a travel blogger discover your indonesia:

Name: Firsta

Hometown: Jakarta

Residence: Yogyakarta at the moment

Travel Blog:

Twitter: @discoverurindo

Short Bio: A proud Indonesian who loves the oceans and beaches as much as the forests and the mountains. I like to explore places, meet new people and (try to) improve my photography skills.

Now I am enjoying share my experiences, pictures and thoughts in my personal travel blog. I made some crafts too sometimes; bracelets, wallets and bags. I do things that I love, basically.

How did you first get into travel blogging: Pretty simple. Before I go on a trip, I always research where you can visit, places to stay and what I could do when I got there. I often found this kind of information in travel blogs.

One day I thought would be super cool if I could provide information, tips, stories and pictures that might be useful for other travel junkies.

What do you love most about being a travel blogger: A sincere comment, even if it only said: “I found this blog really useful,” or “I really enjoy reading this blog post.” I am simply flattered when I get such a comment. It feels really good that I am doing something that will be useful for other people.

What’s the secret to creating a successful travel blog: Keep on writing and do not forget to keep on travelling as well!

How do you get your blog noticed amongst the millions of other blogs out there: Did my blog get noticed? Haha. The pink colour theme, no? I think we as travel blogger need to write article that can be useful for other people, if possible write something that other bloggers haven’t written about.

What advice would you give to fledgling travel bloggers: Put yourself out there and make a move. Remember things can take a long time to start going anywhere, but remember to keep on going. It’s good to realise as well that there are some people who will appreciate the article that you’ve posted.

How do you make money out of travel blogging: At the moment I don’t make any money from Discover Your Indonesia. Maybe later, when my blog is older I will try to approach advertisers to see if they are interested in working with my blog 🙂

How do you fit in blogging while on the road: I am a slow travel junkie and fortunately always able to make time for writing something while I travel. Having WiFi or 3G signal on my phone is also essential, though.

What’s your most epic travel story: That would be a tough one! I visited Hue-Vietnam for several hours. Even though it was such a short amount of time, it ended up becoming the most memorable trip ever. It had a lot to do with the fact I was travelling with one of my best friend. It was frightening, exciting and a blessing all in one day. You can read the full story here.

What is your favourite destination so far: I am falling in love with Yogyakarta. That is why I decided to leave Jakarta and live in Yogyakarta. My last 2 months living in this city has been wonderful.

For overseas, I really like Athens. The city is really amazingly pretty and the people are really chilled out and friendly. Oh, not to forget the country side of England, green and beautiful.

What’s been your biggest travel disaster: I have never really have any big travel disaster so far. Mmm.. Probably giving my phone number to a random tukang ojek in Buton island was not really a smart move. We exchanged phone numbers, because I wanted to be able to call him when I needed him to pick me up. Unfortunately, he didn’t forget me that easy. He kept on trying to call me and sent me lots of nasty text message for the next 2 months.

What are your top gadgets that you always take travelling: My phone, pocket camera, laptop and Kindle.

What’s your favourite phrase in a foreign language: Carpe diem. I’ll leave you to search the Internet to find out what it means 😉

Would you ever do any other job: I do another job at the moment; a little bit marketing consultancy. I also have some online projects and take commission on doing some crafts by request.

What’s next on your bucket list: I really want to go to Kalimantan. I have never touched Borneo at all. Hopefully I can go there soon enough. Overseas, hands down for the Bahamas!

Favorite travel blog/website(s) – besides, of course!: At the moment, I am a new reader and was just instantly smitten with the way Bama told stories. Very honest, creative and beautiful. The pictures are always amazing, very good quality!

What has travel taught you: For me, travel has opened my mind. Whether it’s traveling long or short term, you really need to go and see what the world has to offer. See, feel, taste and experience it! I am sure that you can be a better person afterwards.

Travelling is not just moving from one place to another and crossing off as many places as possible on the world map, but it is about learning about new places, meeting local people, hearing stories and melting with them. And this is hard to do if you are just passing through and doing holiday snapshots.

Best travel tip: Never ever have a high expectation about destinations. The most important thing about travel is the journey itself. Enjoy it! Oh and don’t bring too much stuff! Travelling light is always better.

Happy Sustainable Travels!

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