What do I use to take my travel photos?

Answer:

My iPhone 5s and GoPro Hero 4 Black.

It will be a waste if you have a nice phone in your hands but you use them only to take selfies. Selfie-wise, I am not a fan, only sometimes when I have an awesome view behind me that I want to include in my selfie, which in that case, I usually use my GoPro.

I love traveling light, that includes not having to carry heavy SLR. Couple of years ago I have got my hands on it, but I never grow fond of it. Over the years with smartphones, I can now call myself an iPhone expert photographer.

Have you looked at what is in your hands right now? That expensive phone can finally do you good, you know.

Is this really from iPhone? Yes it is.

Is this really from iPhone? Yes it is.


Monument Valley

Monument Valley; The Mitten Buttes, with my iPhone.


Lipe.

Sunset in Koh Lipe, also with my iPhone.

Do good, and share it with friends and I am not talking about selfies.

“Yo, you gone for so long, you never miss home ah?”

Celebrated I turning perfect cube 23 weeks ago on the road in Texas, with beautiful cotton field. Can't get any cooler than this!

Celebrated I turning perfect cube 23 weeks ago on the road in Texas, with beautiful cotton field. Can’t get any cooler than this!

No. I don’t miss home. To be not fair, I only miss the foods and the warm water of pristine South East Asia’s beaches. Nowadays, friends and family back home are just one video call away. Sure you can always call or text them, but you can never text or call the foods! I just made perfect sense!

“But… why? And how come?”

You know, I treat every place I went to as my home. Therefore, I am at home everywhere. That explains the fact that I am selfishly don’t miss Malaysia. I am so comfortable living out here. You know it when you are also living a nomadic life. I was born a traveler, and confidently, when I was a kid, I grew up having my bags ready all the time. I sure had lived out of my backpack for months in Thailand and that was the most encouraging thing I’ve ever done for myself.

“How about Hari Raya? You also don’t go back?”

Yes, that one too. For so many years after the passings of my late grandpas+grandmas, my family celebrate Eid outside Malaysia. It is fun like that. You know, I once celebrated Raya in Germany, eating “nasi lemak sambal udang dan petai” and that was like the sweetest Raya ever? Exactly. I celebrated Raya overseas for so many years now, it is way funner than in Malaysia, to be honest.

I love being a traveler. Even now when I am permanently living in the USA, we are always on the move.

Life’s good.

That was a long hiatus.

I am now living in U.S.A..For past year, I got married and life is good. I am living abroad for 3 years now and I like it this way. Recently, I went on a big trip across USA to 34 states out of 50 and that was probably the most awesome thing I’ve done with my husband, my permanent globe-trotting partner. Here are some photos from the Big Trip.

Walking on salt at Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park.

Walking on salt at Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park.

With mountain with bears running on it behind me in Glacier National Park, Montana.

With mountain with bears running on it behind me in Glacier National Park, Montana.

Snow in the summer in South Dakota.

Snow in the summer in South Dakota.

The famous Devil's Tower in South Dakota.

The famous Devil’s Tower in South Dakota.

With striking geologic composits of Badland National Park, South Dakota.

With striking geologic composits of Badland National Park, South Dakota.

The wild prairie dog at Roberts Prairie Dog Town in Badlands National Park.

The wild prairie dog at Roberts Prairie Dog Town in Badlands National Park.

Cloud Gate or The Bean in Chicago, Illinois.

Cloud Gate or The Bean in Chicago, Illinois.

Niagara Falls with the view of Canada at sunset in Buffalo, New York.

Niagara Falls with the view of Canada at sunset in Buffalo, New York.

Sunrise at Zabriskie Point in Death Valley National Park.

Sunrise at Zabriskie Point in Death Valley National Park.

Summer beauty in Yosemite National Park, California.

Summer beauty in Yosemite National Park, California.

Where are you going next?