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Cambodia Travel Guide & ItinerariesChina Travel Guide & ItinerariesHong Kong Travel Guide & ItinerariesIndia Travel Guide & ItinerariesIndonesia Travel Guide & ItinerariesJapan Travel Guide & ItinerariesKazakhstan Travel Guide & ItinerariesKyrgyzstan Travel Guide & ItinerariesLaos Travel Guide & ItinerariesMacau Travel Guide & ItinerariesMalaysia Travel Guide & ItinerariesMyanmar Travel Guide & ItinerariesPhilippines Travel Guide & ItinerariesSingapore Travel Guide & ItinerariesSouth Korea Travel Guide & ItinerariesTaiwan Travel Guide & ItinerariesThailand Travel Guide & ItinerariesVietnam Travel Guide & Itineraries


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Armenia Travel Guide & ItinerariesAustria Travel Guide & ItinerariesAzerbaijan Travel Guide & ItinerariesCzech Republic Travel Guide & ItinerariesDenmark Travel Guide & ItinerariesFrance Travel Guide & ItinerariesGeorgia Travel Guide & ItinerariesGermany Travel Guide & ItinerariesGreece Travel Guide & ItinerariesHungary Travel Guide & ItinerariesItaly Travel Guide & ItinerariesNetherlands Travel Guide & ItinerariesNorway Travel Guide & ItinerariesSlovakia Travel Guide & ItinerariesSweden Travel Guide & ItinerariesSwitzerland Travel Guide & ItinerariesUnited Kingdom Travel Guide & ItinerariesVatican City Travel Guide & Itineraries

Middle East

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Jordan Travel Guide & ItinerariesOman Travel Guide & ItinerariesQatar Travel Guide & ItinerariesTurkey Travel Guide & ItinerariesUnited Arab Emirates Travel Guide & Itineraries


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Egypt Travel Guide & ItinerariesMorocco Travel Guide & ItinerariesTanzania Travel Guide & Itineraries


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New Zealand Travel Guide & Itineraries

Not sure where to start?

Here are some highlights:

– Check out the Destination of the Month and Best Places to Visit for a Sabbatical Break for the absolute best places to visit.

– Check out the following guides with destination recommendations to help you plan your vacation:
This Awesome Map Summarizes the Best Time to Visit Every Country in the World
— Best Time to Visit Asia Pacific Countries

31 Days, 11 Countries, 43 Cities: How to Travel Europe for S$4.8K / €3K – That time I went berserk and explored Scandinavia, Western Europe & Central Europe in one trip, including hunting the elusive aurora.

Scenic Hiking in Santorini, from Fira to Oia – Here are 28 photos highlighting the best of Santorini hiking and guide to find those famous postcard spots!

Your Complete Guide to Northern Lights: Where, When, How – Worry no more… this guide is all you need to plan that once-in-a-lifetime holiday.

How to Photograph the Northern Lights: A Beginner’s Guide – Aurora photography made simple so that everyday people like us don’t have to go home empty-handed.

The Ultimate Guide to Japanese Cherry Blossom: When & Where – Sakura season is notoriously short in Japan, but here’s a guide to increase your chance of spotting the elusive cherry blossom.

38 Restaurants in Singapore that Feel Like Overseas – Whether you are a traveler wanting to experience Singapore’s multi-cultural dining scene or a Singaporean looking for a quick hideaway or if you are trying to impress your date, this guide may just be for you!

The Beggars Dilemma: Why I Skipped Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia – Does giving perpetuate more harm than good? And if so, what can we do as a responsible traveler to non-First World countries?

A Steamy Turkish Bath Experience – Imagine living the life of a sultan for a day.

Cambodia’s Crunchy Crawlies: Andrew Vs. Exotic “Food” – Spiders… Snakes… Frogs… Food correspondent Andrew braved himself to report on Khmer’s finest culinary.

10 Reasons Why Medan is Food Heaven! – I’m really proud about this one because it’s my first viral post (hit 1K FB shares in 2 days) AND it’s about my hometown. Medan is not on the radar for most travelers, but that’s a shame because the food is second to none!

Taiwan: Trip Summary & Suggested Itinerary – My entire Taiwan series has become my most viewed and inquired entry. If it has helped people to plan their Taiwan trip, then I’m happy about it! 🙂

Suggested Itinerary for 11 Days in Japan – Another star post which has helped many of my readers plan their trip along the classic Japan trail.

What Nobody Tells You About Taking a Sabbatical Break – An honest thought on evaluating whether you should take a sabbatical and how to return to workforce after the break.

Have fun browsing! For questions and suggestions, contact me.

A little more about myself…

I’m a full-time cubicle-dweller slowly making my travel dreams come true. I dream about going on sabbatical and explore the different sights and culture that the world has to offer, but alas, it never happened!

(Update: Although it’s just for one month, it finally happened! Update: And a second time! To three, different, countries.)

If you’re like me—a young professional who wants to build career first, but don’t want to find yourself regretting in the future that you never lived while you’re young, Scarlet Scribbles is here to show you how to do it.

Ever since 2011, I’ve made the commitment to visit 1-2 new destinations every year. Ideally: one budget trip, one splurge trip. Whatever your travel plan is, I hope you find something useful here! Stop dreaming, start planning your next adventure.

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