Who is The Occasional Traveller?
- Jaclynn Seah is The Occasional Traveller, a Singaporean who loves to travel despite holding a full-time job. She started the blog in 2010 when she realised one day at work that she had too many annual leave days leftover – she had actually forgotten to travel that year and needed something to spark that wanderlust.
- This blog is written for the busy working professional who loves to travel despite having limited time. From handy tips to plan your own trips based on my own travels, to my travel stories and other things that inspire me to wanderlust – the ultimate idea is to remind you to take that time off for your next trip and travel more when you can.
- In 2016, I quit my full-time job to travel in a Career Break of sorts, mainly to experience what longer-term travel was like. I also wanted to visit places like South America which are admittedly tough to do with just a typical 2-3 week vacation.
Read more about it in this interview I did with Business Times Weekend.
- 15 Months. 35 Countries. 1 Amazing Experience.
Japan / Taiwan / USA / UK / Switzerland / Slovenia / Croatia / Bosnia & Herzegovina / Serbia / Hungary / Slovakia / Vienna / Czech Republic / Poland / Lithuania / Latvia / Estonia / Netherlands / Kenya / Germany / Indonesia / Laos / Thailand / South Korea / Canada / Colombia / Ecuador / Panama / Peru / Chile / Bolivia / Spain / Romania / Bulgaria / Turkey
Solo travel lover
- I’m a big fan of solo travel – I love the freedom that comes with being independent, the way it’s easier to make new friends and not having to adhere to anyone’s plan but your own.
I believe everyone should try solo travel at least once even if you ultimately decide that it’s not for you.
- My first solo trip was in 2011 to Seoul in between jobs and I’ve been hooked ever since. My goal is to try and travel solo at least once a year.
My Travel Style
Don't hold me down
The freedom of doing whatever I want, whenever I feel like it
Show me love, show me life
Guide me to local favourites or teach me about local culture – it’s not just for the ‘gram
New faces in new places
This friendly introvert likes making friends from all over the world
Lighten my load
The eternal struggle to pack carry-on only, ideal for hostel living and riding public transport
Money on my mind
Willing to spend on amazing experiences and supporting the local community