Adventurer: Jes from Tourist to Traveller

16 February 2021

Visit Jes from Tourist to Traveller at her website and on Instagram.

About you

Hi, my name is Jes and I am from India. I am a working professional with a traveller’s heart. I began documenting my travels in 2018 and I mostly write about adventure activities, hotel reviews and share my travel itineraries.

Why do you travel and look for adventures?

Travel makes me happy and alive. Trying out local cuisine, meeting new people, learning about the historical places gives me happiness. Travel is my Ikigai.

What kind of adventures do you look for when you travel?

I love all sorts of adventure sports. Skydive, Bunjee Jump, parasailing, trekking, snorkeling, I have tried them all. While shortlisting a country for travel, I figure out if the country has any Adventure activities and accordingly I plan my travels.

What’s your go-to travel hack?

My absolute go to travel hack is keeping my money in an envelope in my handbag. This has saved me during my Turkey trip. While traveling in a tram in Istanbul, my wallet got flicked. Luckily the money was kept in an envelope in my handbag.

Got any gear you can’t travel without?

I cannot travel without a power adaptor.

What destination are you eager to go back to?

I would love to go back to Turkey hands down.

How do you stay safe when you’re travelling?

Travel in a group. Avoid walking on the streets alone at night. In my last trip to South Africa, we hired a local guide and the guide was with us throughout the duration of our stay. Having a guide helped us as goons were weary of approaching and intimidating us.

What’s the best way to experience a destination like a local?

Spend more time in one city / country instead of just running around and covering multiple cities/ countries. Do what the locals do, sit back , relax and have a cup of coffee watching the people pass by.

What’s your favourite word in another language?

I love Korean and am very influenced by K-pop so my favorite word in Korean is Hansamida.

When and where are you next travelling?

Oh, there are so many places on my list! I would absolutely love to travel to the Middle East countries like Iran, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan next

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