Welcome to Hoponworld!
I’m Mariza — cat lover, Netflix binge-watcher, occasional mimosa drinker, and a huge Deon Meyer fan.
In 2011 I left a career in Advertising to teach English in Taiwan. Since then, I’ve traveled extensively in Asia and now call Taiwan home.
When I’m not juggling work, you’ll probably find me unwinding on a gorgeous beach, hunting for waterfalls, getting lost in a bustling city, chilling at a hipster cafe, or snacking my way through a night market!
My travels have taken me to 30 countries across four continents, and while I haven’t been everywhere, I can’t wait to explore more of our beautiful world!
“I heard an airplane overhead. I wished I was on it.” ~ Charles Bukowski
As you might have guessed, my love for traveling and sharing travel tips and tricks with others sparked the creation of this blog.
The best part? Traveling doesn’t need to be hard, and you certainly don’t need to quit your day job (even though that would be awesome) to live a life filled with amazing journeys! And on my blog, I’ll show you exactly just how to do that!
All in all, Hoponworld is a space for folk who love anything from bustling cities and lesser-known gems to island getaways and trekking through lush jungles.
On Hoponworld you’ll find in-depth destination guides, quick city break itineraries, and stacks of travel tips to help you spend less time planning and more time creating awesome memories!