Wander Wonder

Tales of wandering and lessons you won’t get from a classroom


Social Media Is Ruining How We Travel Wander Wonder

If Instagram did not show people that we have travelled, have we really travelled?  Now that everyone is realising the power of Facebook’s echo chamber, it seems like the right time to bring up this topic: Is social media an accurate reflection of the content you should consume OR is social media simply feeding you only what you want to read and see? I believe more and...

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Oh,  Bali! Why You No Love Me? Wander Wonder

Is Bali one of the most gorgeous vacation destinations for you? Well, someone here says she’s only ever experienced misery there.  “Ohhhh, Bali …. yes …. I need to go back there soon tooooo …”  “So lucky … you’re going to Bali …”  “Ahhhh … Bali … I wish I could live in Bali …”  The affection people have for this Indonesian island is, for...

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Wanting To Sit In A Child-Free Zone Does Not Make Me A Horrible Human Being Wander Wonder

For those who have cried foul over the concept of “child-free zones” on airplanes, Deborah Tan has something to say.  I woke up yesterday morning and saw on Facebook that a friend had liked an article shared by her friend. It was a report by Mirror titled, “Airline launches child-free zones on flights – and parents are furious”. You can read it here. My first...

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If Roadtrips With Kids Make You Nervous,  Read This! Wander Wonder

[Brought to you by Volkswagen Singapore]  It’s one of those experiences you have to have with your kids – driving holidays! Here are 3 parents who lived to tell their tales.   Adrian Wee, father of three “My first driving holiday with a kid was when my eldest, Anya, was just 3 months old. We drove up to Malacca with my wife’s parents. Malacca was an...

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5 Secrets On How To Prevent A Kid-Meltdown On A Roadtrip Wander Wonder

Ada Ee refused to cave in to the iPad and chose instead to create an activity kit, Dabber Dot Markers, that’s both fun and educational. Below, her top 5 secret weapons to keep a child from throwing a temper tantrum on the road.  What’s worse than being stuck in a bad traffic on a roadtrip? Being stuck in a bad traffic with a grumpy kid! Other...

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Checklist: Are You A Responsible Traveler? Wander Wonder

Find out if you have been making a positive impact on communities in places you’ve travelled to. Interviewing Kathy Xu and finding out about her ecotourism project The Dorsal Effect got me thinking a lot more about responsible travel, inspiring me to reflect on my past travels – have I made any positive contributions to the economy, environment and society of the places I’ve visited?...

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If You Work Remotely,  This Keyboard Is a Gamechanger Wander Wonder

Working on the go has never been easier with the Logitech K780 keyboard that connects with up to three devices.  As we all know, just because you’re away on a business trip doesn’t mean you have an excuse to be out of touch with whatever’s going on in the office back home, especially since there’s a high chance that you’re able to get an internet connection...

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5 Hacks For A Successful Roadtrip No One’s Ever Told You Wander Wonder

[Presented by Volkswagen Singapore]  There’s nothing worse than being stuck in a car filled with passengers who are angry at each other.  We’ve talked about the types of people you should not go on a roadtrip with and,  the things you need to know before you drive up to Malaysia. What more can we possibly tell you about planning a successful roadtrip? Well, read on....

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What Gives Travelling Meaning? Wander Wonder

Editor Debs talks about why she doesn’t see thrills and spills as a sign that she’s had a great holiday.   I had a rather heated debate with the husband last night. Actually, I was the one getting all worked up and he was just looking at me amusedly. So, what led to my mini outburst and what has this episode got to do with...

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Do You Feel Poop Whenever You Travel? Wander Wonder

Traveller’s constipation – is it even a thing? For food-loving Singaporeans, moving our bowels when in another country can be a problem.  Back home in Singapore, regularity is a problem I face on an almost daily basis. “You mean you don’t poop a few hours after each meal?!?!” my husband would always ask with incredulity. No. I don’t and, frankly, I can’t. In fact, I’d...

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