Round The World Girl?? Who Is She? What’s Her Story?

Cape Reinga + 90 Mile Beach: Dune Rider Tour |

Hello hello, my travel friends!! 

If you have come to this page you are probably trying to figure out who the heck is this Round The World Girl (RTWgirl) person is.

Sydney Selfie - Round The World Girl |

A Sydney selfie

Hi!!! My name is Arnette! In 2011 I embarked on a round the world trip that took me through 19 countries over a total of 19 months. When I was on the road I met many travelers and we would chat during our day tours or over beers or dinner. When you are with strangers you share stories about yourself. You talk about where you have traveled or where you are heading. People were curious about how and why I left to go on a round the world trip. Jaws would drop and people would ask me, “How long have you been gone?? Where have you been???” In the grand scheme of things, doing a round the world trip isn’t all too common. People were in shock and awe and some started calling me “Round The World Girl”. That is how I got my nickname and the name of this blog which I started in late 2012.

Shibuya Selfie - Round The World Girl |

In Shibuya/Tokyo at the busiest crosswalk in the world

Don’t be shy!! Take a look around the site, say hi by sending me a message or commenting on some posts! I started this blog originally as a resource for friends and family who wanted some travel tips and guides for the places that I traveled to. I never imagined that it would grow to anything bigger but it has and now I’m doing this for you!!

Cape Reinga + 90 Mile Beach: Dune Rider Tour |

At Cape Reinga on New Zealand’s North Island

Prague Winter Style Crossbow Selfie - Round The World Girl |

At the Prague Castle shooting a crossbow


Round The World Girl is a blog by Arnette, a solo female traveler, lover of adventure, coffee, tropical islands, and unforgettable meals. She shares a retrospective of her 19 month, 19 country round the world trip, adventures both near and far, destination guides, helpful tips and tricks for travel, as well as tips and reviews of her favorite things.

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  • Helen

    hello Arn – my co-worker is leaving for the Philippines in December I want to direct her to your site for tips but don’t see a Philippines posting – what am I doing wrong ? (Hugs) glav

    • Hey Helen! I haven’t written too much about the Philippines. I have a Boracay post, Siargao and Palawan inspiration but not many tips. Will have to write one if I have time. Thanks for thinking of me!

  • Oh wow, most travel bloggers i come across are either budget backpackers or heavily sponsored—which isn’t really me—so it’s refreshing to find someone in the middle! Greetings from the Philippines. I shall peek around your site more. :)

    • Mabuhay Hanna! I’m originally from the Philippines but grew up in Canada.

      Thanks for visiting my blog. I went on a round the world trip for 19 months which I fully paid for myself. I still pay for many of my trips. I do go on a handful of sponsored media trips but I work with a brand or tourism board to create a trip that I would really go on. I never write about things I haven’t experienced or doesn’t fit with my interests. I do omit parts of trips that don’t fit with my blog and I turn down a lot of opportunities because I try my hardest to be authentic.

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