All About Me
Timothy Tye. |
What started as a hobby to fuel my passion for travel and photography has grown to be a full time job writing to provide travelers useful information to plan their trips. I call myself a Happy Jobless Guy - I am indeed the happiest, luckiest person, to do exactly what I love to do for a living, without bosses and without customers. I write to satisfy my curiosity about the world, and hopefully, my writing is useful for my fellow travelers.
My ambition is to eventually describe all the places in the world. I know it is something monumental, but I am approaching it one place at a time, at my own pace, enjoying every moment, every step! So far I have cover the following destinations:
Thank you for visiting this website. My name is Tim. I am a travel enthusiast who since 2003 have created a series of travel-related websites about different places in the world. You can learn more about me at
Cities I have described
Angkor is the name given to the ruins of the ancient Khmers located around the town of Siem Reap. It is one of the biggest travel destinations in Southeast Asia.
The capital and biggest city in the state of Georgia, USA.
State capital of Texas, USA.
Bali is often called the "island of the gods". It is the only Hindu province in Indonesia. The island has its unique culture that has been developed for tourism. Click here for updates in Bali Travel Tips
Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, and one of the most exciting cities is Southeast Asia.
Beijing is the capital and second biggest city in China.
- Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is a major tourist destination in northern Thailand.
Delhi is the capital as well as second biggest city in India.
Gibraltar is a small British colony to the south of Spain.
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. It is also the gateway to tourist destination in northern Vietnam, including places such as Halong Bay and Sapa.
- Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a former British colony in South China. It is one of the main financial centers of Asia.
- Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is the capital and biggest city in Malaysia. I created this website to help you get to know it better
Former capital of Japan, today a UNESCO World Heritage Site with many interesting attractions.
London is the biggest and arguably the most exciting city in Europe. I have documented a good number of places of interest in Central London.
The former Portuguese enclave of Macau is today a major entertainment destination in South China. Its historical precinct is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Malacca is the most historical city in Malaysia, recently inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ancient city that was the capital of Japan during the 8th century.
- New York City
The biggest and most influential city in the United States.
Paris is the capital and biggest city in France, and often regarded as the most romantic city in the world.
Penang is a beautiful island in Malaysia. It is also where I call home. You can read my latest Updates in Penang Travel Tips here.
Shanghai is the biggest and most exciting city in China.
Singapore is one of the most advanced countries in Asia. In this website, you can find useful details about all the places of interest in Singapore. Click here for the latest updates in Singapore Travel Tips.
Sydney is the biggest city and most exciting destination in Australia.
Tokyo is the capital and biggest city in Japan. It is one of the most populous cities in the world and one of the most exciting in Asia.
Venice simply the most unique city in Europe. This atmospheric place draws hordes of visitors wanting to be part of its magic.
Countries I have described
The biggest country in Oceania. I also have a new website called Exploring Australia which is under construction.
The most populous country in the world.
Second most populous country in Western Europe.
Most populous country in Western Europe.
The second most populous country in the world.
The biggest country in Southeast Asia.
Major country in the Mediterranean.
The most developed country in Asia.
Biggest country on the Iberian peninsula.
- Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a country with many historical sites.
Thailand is a wonderful travel destination in Southeast Asia.
Vietnam is an exciting travel destination that is being rediscovered.
- United Kingdom
One of the most influential countries in the world. I also have Exploring Britain under construction.
- United States
The most powerful country in the world.
My websites cover a wide range of subjects, the majority of them about travel, the number one passion. Here's a list of those which I have not mentioned:
- AsiaExplorers Asia Budget Travel Guide
My oldest and biggest website, now with over 4,700 pages of travel articles, and still growing. AsiaExplorers is a budget travel guide covering all the countries in Asia. You can view the Latest AsiaExplorers Articles here. Now also available: AsiaExplorers Sitemap
- Blogging Manual
Manual with tips to earn an income from blogs.
- Book Hotels Online
Book hotels online is a website to help you search and find the best room rates for the hotel you wish to book online.
- Budget Accommodation Guide
Budget Accommodation Guide helps you find budget accommodation anywhere in the world. (It is still work in progress).
- Budget Travel Tips
Budget Travel Tips provides information for budget travelers to places around the world. (It is still work in progress.)
- Exploring America
Website documenting every state in the United States of America.
- Exploring Malaysia
An off shoot of AsiaExplorers, Exploring Malaysia has close to 1,700 pages of content providing information on all the cities and states in Malaysia, and covering all aspect of the country including is history, culture, people and more. For the latest articles, go to Updates in Exploring Malaysia.
- Luang Prabang Travel Tips
Website on the former capital of Laos and a UNESCO Heritage Site.
EarthDocumentary continues where AsiaExplorers left off, providing budget travel guides to countries outside Asia. It presently has just over 1,100 pages.
- Happy Jobless Guy
This is a website about how to earn a living without holding a job - exactly what I am doing. It has over 150 pages of articles.
- The Flowering Garden
A beautiful website celebrating flowers and plants, The Flowering Garden is a joint effort between my wife and me. It now has close to 700 pages. For the latest, go th Updates in The Flowering Garden.
- Travel Photography Workshop
A website presently with less than 100 articles helping people improve on their photographic skills.
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites
This is a spin-off from my World Greatest Sites website. This website concentrates only on describing sites that are World Heritage Sites, and eventually those on the tentative list as well. There are close to 630 pages presently, with more sites being added regularly. Click here to view the Updates in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Also available now: UNESCO World Heritage Site Sitemap
- World Greatest Sites
World Greatest Sites showcases the most outstanding destinations in the world. Presently it has slightly over 700 articles.
New Websites Under Construction
The following are some of my newest websites now under construction. I am working on all of them concurrently. Do visit it from time to time as the material grows.
My Travel Guide Series
Our Garden Series
Our garden series of websites is a joint effort between my wife and me. We are both plant enthusiast, so we use the web to document all the plants that we are interested in. All these websites are presently under construction:
- My China Travel Guide
This is a new website I am working on to describe China to travelers.
- My France Travel Guide
At the same time, I am also working on a website describing France.
- My Germany Travel Guide
My website on Germany for travelers is also taking shape right now.
- My Greece Travel Guide
So too is my website describing Greece of travelers.
- My India Travel Guide
Together with the rest, I am working on the site describing India for travelers.
- My Italy Travel Guide
My own travel guide describing the cities, towns and villages in Italy, with useful travel tips.
- My Japan Travel Guide
A new website for me to share information on the places of interest in Japan.
- My Mexico Travel Guide
A website dedicated to describing Mexico and all its sights.
- My Spain Travel Guide
My latest website providing travel tips on Spain.
- Our Online Garden
This is a spin-off from The Flowering Garden, created to provide tips on gardening.
- Our Bamboo Garden
Find out about the different types of bamboo and learn to grow them.
- Our Cactus Garden
The cacti are a most fascinating plant. We create this website to showcase the different types, and to provide information for growing them.
- Our Conifer Garden
I used to collect different types of conifers in my garden. That was before I moved into our present apartment. I was very sad when many of those conifers had to be destroyed. Now I start this website so that I can share with you information on conifers and provide gardening tips.
- Our Fern Garden
We love fern because they make the garden look so lush. In this website, we will get to know the many different types.
- Our Fruit Garden
This is our online orchard filled with different fruits. There's also gardening tips for growing them.
- Our Mushroom Garden
Enter the intriguing world of mushrooms. In this website, we showcase this wonderful fungi and get to know how they are grown.
- Our Orchid Garden
This new website, presently being written by my wife and me, celebrates our interest in orchids. If you are an orchid enthusiast, we hope that you enjoy this site.
- Our Rose Garden
A place to admire roses the whole year round, and at the same time get to know the different varieties.
- Our Spice Garden
Spices are the essence of life. Wars have been fought over them. In our spice garden, we want to show you the different spices, get to know where they come from, and find out whether you can grow them too.
- Our Tree Garden
Get to know trees from all over the world. Find out which are suitable for your garden.
- Our Tropical Garden
This website is a showcase of tropical plants. You can find here gardening tips for growing them.
- Our Vegetable Garden
This website is like a farm with different sections on different vegetables. Get to know the vegetables, their nutritional value, and how to grow them.
My Old Websites
I have been writing websites since 1997, when I started learning to build websites using free hosting such as Tripod. The following are two of my Tripod websites which I recently discovered.
- Tim's Enrich Website
A website I built for my MLM business back in 1999.
- Tim's Travel Website
An early attempt at putting together a travel website.