Name: Sheena Niña Depaudhon
Birthday: January 5
Languages: English, Tagalog, Waray
Digital Nomad Since: July 17, 2017
Traveling the World Since: May 6, 2016
Travel Philosophy: “Don’t rush, you only visit most places once, SO ENJOY THEM!”
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What kind of traveler are you?
I can say that I am in between fast and slow travel. It usually depends on the country because I can stay in one country for three days to a week and in another country for a month or two. Also, it depends on the visa requirements. As a Filipino traveler, most of the free visa country that I can visit has a 30 days maximum validity that I usually maximize.
Did you quit your job in the corporate world to travel the world?
Technically yes, I quit my job in the corporate world to travel the world. But I am still working. The only difference is, I work from any place in the world for as long as there’s an internet connection. I do not have an office to report to, but I do have a boss or supervisor.
Are you a full-time traveler?
It depends on how you will define a full-time traveler. But I can say YES! 🙂
Cheapest place(s) you have been to?
In some ways, Philippines can be cheapest for digital nomad like me. Also, I find it cheap in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Top three places you have been to?
It’s hard to choose top places I have been to because every destination is unique and I do have different experiences. But if I really have to choose, it would be Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Vietnam.
When will you stop to travel?
I honestly don’t know. But when the time comes, you’ll be the first one to know. Promise. 🙂
Did you pay for all your travels?
Yes, I pay for all of my travels unless specified. I will maintain transparency on this website.
What countries have you been to?
To know all the countries I have been to, please visit my destination page here. I always update it when I went to a new country/ destination.
Who do you usually travel with?
Me, myself and I. If I’ll be with a travel buddy, it will be specified. Haha!
How can you afford to travel? Are you rich?
No, I’m not rich. Before I started traveling I worked day and night as an online freelancer to save for my travel fund. I accepted offers no matter how much the rate. During the last three months before I started traveling, I spend my weekends working, no Starbucks coffee or eating out.
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Sheena Niña Depaudhon
Born and raised in Pastrana, Leyte, Philippines, Sheena is a traveler, travel writer, and digital nomad. She’s one of those people who left their comfortable life to travel the world. Her travel philosophy is: “Don’t rush, you only visit most places once, SO ENJOY THEM!” Her dream destinations are South Korea, Japan, Paris, Israel (Jerusalem/ Holy Land), Vatican, and Brazil. Although she’s a picky eater, she learned to try and eat just everything. She used to hate vegetable (because in her word, “I’m not a goat that only eats grass!”) but nowadays, she learned to love eating greens! She dares to see, taste, experience, and meet the world as she goes.
Aside from blogging, Sheena is also a WordPress expert, website designer, and social media marketer. She works with US-based e-commerce clients.
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I love to travel so much that I started Solitary Travels to inspire you to go out of your comfort zone, love the unknown, and to travel more.
Whether you have a few weeks annual vacation leave or several months to spare, I believe that traveling and exploring new places, cultures, foods are the best experience and lesson you can learn in life.
I want to show that traveling doesn’t have to be frightening, stressful, nor expensive. And people around the world are just as friendly and wonderful as you are, so let’s go and meet them!
I am a slow traveler not in the sense that I hold up the passport line at the immigration but what I mean is I take my sweet time to experience and explore places that I visit. So expect me to be in one place for at least a week or months.
Whenever possible, I like to stay a few days longer to get a deeper insight into wherever I am. My travel philosophy is: ‘Don’t rush, you only visit most places once, SO ENJOY THEM!”
I tend to steer clear of organized tours and prefer to explore on my own terms whenever I can. For me, it’s all about quality travel over quantity. One day, I may have visited every country in the world but only if I’ve created some great memories along the way.
Number of Countries I’ve Been To: 11
Favorite Destinations: Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam
Top 10 Destinations I Want to Visit: South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Brazil, Paris, Israel (Jerusalem, Jordan, and Tel Aviv), New Zealand, Sweden, Morocco, Maldives, Hawaii
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