– The journey of thousand miles begins with a single step –

Solo Female Travel Blog

Hi & welcome 🙂

I am Anna, Nepali-Australian who, not too long ago, left my career in corporate Information Technology and Services to become a world traveller. Since then, I’ve travelled to over 37 countries, lived in 4, and have ticked some big adventures off my bucket list. I enjoy travel writing, travel photography, and a minimalist lifestyle.

With travel being a huge part of my life for the last three years, it really is no wonder that it has somehow molded me into the person that I am today.  3 years ago, I left for my first solo travel to Thailand and I knew I was hooked! If I hadn’t been travelling since then, a hole size of China would exist in my heart!

The story goes way beyond that obviously. So, to give you an idea. It all started when I flew solo to Sydney for my further studies from Kathmandu, Nepal at the age of 19. Alongside my studies, I started working and saving every penny. I am curious by nature. So, I would spend all my savings (after paying the tuition fee) to explore different cities in Australia.

I finished my hospitality studies but after 3 years had a career change and was working in corporate Information Technology and Services. I had a steady salary, comfort of my place, parties, fancy dresses, high heels and designer bags. So far so good but around the same time I underwent life-threatening depression and internal struggles. Coming from a narrow-minded society made me hard to open up. However, during that time, I met people from different walks of life. I wouldn’t have found clarity had I not gone through my deepest darkest times.

It was harder starting over than never to have changed.

Learning all that materialistic things were not making me happy or fulfilled was a true realisation. I wanted more from life than just paying bills and doing the same things over and over again. I needed change; a transformation. So it was then when I left for my first solo trip to Thailand.

After that, it took me another 6 months to wrap everything and finally start travelling the world non-stop. So, I understand when people tell me it’s not easy to drop their life, pack and leave right away even if that’s what they want. The solution here is to plan smart because Travel is worth it. It is life changing.

first nepali female to solo travel the worldThat’s me taking a break after a record-breaking, highest trek of my life at Kala Patthar 5643m in Nepal. 

I started this blog in December 2016 with the goal to share my extensive travel and lifestyle experiences, and tips and tricks. All leading to show you how you can travel the world easily, safely, and adventurously on your own. I hope to inspire you to live a life you love.

Since then, many well-received articles, tips and tricks and travel photography have been added to this site, in my growing Instagram (@annasherchand), facebook, twitter and Pinterest. I love nothing more than to travel, shoot a great landscape or fantastic new places, write and share everything I learnt. I also enjoy reviewing new travel-related products, hotels, and destinations that will help you to make better travel choices. I have written for Ariana Huffington, Matador Network, TripZilla and collaborated with Hyatt Regency Hotel, National Geographic Australia, Uber, Red Cross, Lightroom, SilkAir-Singapore Airlines, Kerala Tourism Board, and some more brands. If you would like to know more see work with me here.

So far I have travelled to 5 continents, 38 countries and countless cities. I am grateful to have some understanding of this beautiful world, people, culture, lifestyle and more. Having done my share of fast travelling. I am now a fan of slow travel as I get to know the place and people more closely. I usually stay for 3 months in 1 place but have stayed up to 9 months also.

I want to roam around the world like it’s my job. Update: It used to be my dream but things have changed now. I’m living the dream.

I’m forever grateful for the journey I’m on and it wouldn’t have been possible if I hadn’t risk my comfy life for adventures on the road.

solo female travel blogI love the view from the top. Chilling after an epic hike in beautiful China

Thank you for taking the time to read about my journey. Hope you got the kick out of it!

To understand more about me; you can follow my adventures on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube Twitter and Pinterest, but most importantly join over 1000 subscribers to receive travel posts and travel tips and tricks.

Happy Travels wherever you are!

Anna x

11 thoughts on “Start Here

  • December 8, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Wow i have to say I’m inspired. Very nice blog. very nice pics. keep going. thanks for the inspiration.

    • December 9, 2016 at 7:41 am

      Hi Mike, glad it was helpful, thanks 🙂

  • July 6, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Lovingi the photo very informative article. Love to travel one day and live the dream

  • July 6, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Breathtaking photos! China is definitely on my short-term travel list.

  • July 6, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Wow, so happy for you to be living your life traveling! Very brace & seems very worth it. I would LOVE to do the same, but I have really baud anxiety/paranoia that I don’t think I’d be able to function somewhere foreign :/

  • July 20, 2017 at 1:27 am

    Do you have a post on how you made the leap to start traveling full time? So inspiring!

  • June 22, 2018 at 3:37 am

    Beautiful place – Nepal. You’ve got a good but costly habit, LOL, it needs money to travel around the world.

    • June 24, 2018 at 3:28 pm

      haha true that but it’s all about making it work isn’t it 🙂


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