What’s up, everyone!
My name is Tuliyani and I live my life by doing what I want. I’m a solo traveler following the road willing to take me anywhere. I’ve bartended on an island in Cambodia, climbed Mount Fuji, rode a motorbike in 21 days from south to North of Vietnam, walked 10 hours to Machu Picchu, hitchhiked in Vietnam, and have talked to more strangers than my mother would be comfortable with. It’s a life that I love and I don’t intend on stopping anytime soon.
Where did this passion come from?
Well, I’ve always been a bit of an adventurer. I grew up in Santa Cruz, California just outside of San Francisco. When life started to feel bland I would go for a drive with my best friend to San Francisco or San Jose. These adventures were before the times of GPS so we constantly got lost, but we always had a blast. Even if we didn’t do anything we still found cool coffee shops to chill at, bookstores to browse, or pictures to take. We were wild and free without a care in the world. It was the lifestyle I wanted to live forever. Leave, get to know a place, fall in love, rinse, repeat.
How did I start this life?
In 2015 I was fed up with the sedentary life. I wanted to fall in love, but I wanted to fall in love with the world and myself first. So I made a few moves and ended up teaching English in Japan for one year. When that one year was up I wasn’t ready to go back home, so I booked a cheap flight to travel around Asia for as long as my money would last me. I lasted six months and could have gone longer, but because my plan was to only live in Japan for a year I had left some unfinished business in the states, so I returned home in 2017.
But I was addicted. There was no way that I was going to continue living in the states. Every time that I visited an apartment for rent my only thought was “That’s worth a roundtrip ticket to anywhere.” So instead of settling I bought the cheapest ticket I could find outside of the U.S. and I left again. Now I’m on the road and I’m not stopping.
Why the Willing Road?
Sometimes I have a plan, sometimes I don’t. No matter what, I follow whatever in that moment seems right. I go wherever the road is willing to take me and I jump on the opportunities. I’m also secretly obsessed with the author Jack Kerouac and his book On the Road so I had to have the title contain the word "road" in there somewhere.
What will you find on The Willing Road?
Through my experiences, both the good and the bad, I want to inspire all of you to follow your dreams. Not just travel. Yes, I am all about travel and you will mostly find travel related articles here, but if I can create this life of travel, which seems impossible to many, then maybe you might find inspiration to follow your passion or do whatever you want.
So here you will find funny anecdotes, inspirational posts, travel tips, and more.
If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask me! If you have any suggestions, let me know! If you just want someone to talk to, I’m your girl. Seriously, I know the ups and downs of travel.