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About Me

Hi, I’m Tom and I’m a millennial living in Toronto. I wouldn’t call myself a travel expert; I’m not even close. But travel is my biggest passion. From a very young age, I’ve always been fascinated with airplanes and hotels. Ironically, I was always scared of being away from the comforts of home. Luckily, I got over that and now nothing excites me more than exploring a new place for the first time or revisiting cities I love.

I went on my first travel adventure in 2012 when I left my full-time job at a luxury hotel to travel to Asia. At the time, I went to Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, Japan and of course the Philippines where I was born and spent my childhood. Ever since then, I’ve never been able to shake off the travel bug. I am currently not a full-time traveler so I just go on mini adventures whenever I can. My dream is to eventually go to places I can only dream of now. Join me as I share my travel adventures!

About the blog:

Why “Modern Adventures”? Through this blog, I want to show a millennial travel perspective. Millennials are tech savvy travelers who value smart designs and unique travel experiences among other things. I’m not the backpacking type of traveler but I’m also not the luxury traveler. On this blog, I’ll be mainly focusing on properties and destinations that offer trendy modern amenities. My goal is to stay at multiple accommodations in different neighbourhoods in each destination to offer various perspectives. That’s the way I’ve always traveled and I find that this gives me a better sense of a city. I also love photography and I’ll post a lot of my travel photos here. The goal of this blog is to inspire you through my photos, videos and travel tips. Let’s explore the world, one adventure at a time.

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Current camera: Sony Alpha a7 II, iPhone 6

Favourite cities: In no particular order, New York, Tokyo, San Francisco, Hong Kong and of course Toronto

Inspirations: 

One Mile At A Time - my favourite go-to blog for all things aviation and hotel related news especially how to use airline miles and credit card points to improve your travel experience. 

Of Two Lands - Florent and Amberly’s content are incredibly inspiring. Whenever I need travel or photographic inspirations, this is where I go.

Seek The World - if you need any practical travel tips, Calvin’s blog is a great resource!

Nomadic Matt - Another great website for useful travel information. Matt is not only the authority in affordable and smart travel guide having written a New York Times best-selling book, he also runs a blogging school helping others create an online business. 

World of Wanderlust - Brooke’s website is one of my main travel blog inspirations. She has turned her travel blogging into a full-time career! Her blog features amazing travel guides, reviews, and lifestyle posts, not to mention amazing travel photos. 

Love Antoinette – I don’t know anyone personally who has traveled the world more than my cousin Antoinette. She’s a nurse from New York who goes regularly on epic adventures. She documents her love affair with travel on her site.