About Solitary Wanderer
I started Solitary Wanderer primarily just to chronicle my travels–mostly solo, but occasionally with friends or travel buddies. The first entry was written in El Nido, Palawan in the Philippines, about a Danish movie that talked about the protagonist’s regrets of not traveling the world while he still could.
After a year or two, however, I realized that I had readers! These readers started commenting on my posts and sending me emails about how my posts inspired them to travel more, or to travel solo. While most of my posts are about the destinations I visited, quite a few are also inspirational, tips on traveling solo, or thoughts about solo travel.
I have had a couple of viral posts on my blog, the most popular, of course, is Date a Girl Who Travels, which had been translated to Mandarin, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Polish, and who knows what other languages. It has spawned countless variations as well! Because of it, I was also interviewed by Peter Greenberg, CBS News Travel Editor (USA), and The Stateless Man (USA).
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About Aleah Taboclaon, Founder
Hi! I’m Aleah, professional writer, editor, and certified digital nomad. Aside from traveling, I love running (finished my first marathon, training for the next), diving (PADI Open Water), caving, and snorkeling. Despite my love for travel, I also enjoy staying indoors, as long as there’s an internet connection!
If there’s one thing that can describe me, it would be “adventurer,” or perhaps “explorer.” My earliest memories were of traveling and being in a bus with my mother and brother when I was 3 years old and it has stuck with me since. I was 11 when I first traveled solo, and although that may seem scary to others, I could only remember feeling exhilarated at that time for being independent so young, and for the possibility of having an adventure, whatever that meant for me then. ^_^
Through the years, my yearning for seeing and experiencing new places has only grown stronger. The world is so big and so beautiful, and I have only seen, appreciated, and experienced a very small part of it.
I have oftentimes traveled alone, both by necessity and desire. I like traveling solo for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the opportunity to push myself and see how far I can go relying only on myself. If you haven’t gone solo yet, why not try it out? You will be pleasantly surprised at what you can discover about yourself when you’re on the road alone.
If you would like to ask me something, you can use the Contact Me form. I promise to get back to you soonest. That is, if I’m not on the road 😀