About the Blogger


Shiela May Aballa is the shoestring traveler behind this blog. She aims to inspire other people to see the wonders of the world even with just a shoestring budget.

When she’s not proofreading technical articles in the office, she’s either planning an itinerary for her next destination or daydreaming a luxurious trip she cannot afford. In between her corporate job and travel blog, she reads books, stalks the Breaking Bad and Orphan Black casts, and practices her photography, calligraphy, and mermaid skills.

Her photographs and writings won first place in a travel writing competition hosted by Seeties, an app featuring the bests of Southeast Asia. The said competition brought her to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The stories featured in this blog might not be the cheapest way to explore a certain place, but the author hopes it can help her readers somehow.

Now, tie your shoes and join her on a shoestring travel!