The Naked Traveler is the first and foremost travel blog in Indonesia. The book series have the same title.
Trinity is Indonesia’s leading travel writer with 8 national best-selling travel books including a graphic travelogue. She just came back from her RTW (round-the-world) trip for one year and now is working on her new upcoming book.
About Trinity in Indonesian language, please click Wikipedia.
In 2005, she started a travel blog at naked-traveler.com and in less than two years the blog was nominated as finalist in Indonesia’s Best Blog Awards. She then switched from a corporate career to become a full-time traveler and freelance travel writer.
Her debut book The Naked Traveler was a compilation of thoughtful but hilarious short stories from her adventure around the world. The book inspired many Indonesians, especially young people, to travel, something that still quite rare at the time. The Naked Traveler series now has four titles; all are Indonesia’s best-selling travel books to date.
Trinity, along with Erastiany and illustrator Sheila Rooswitha, created Indonesia’s first graphic travelogue Duo Hippo Dinamis: Tersesat di Byzantium (The Dynamic Hippos: Lost in Byzantium). She also contributed to the anthologies The Journeys and TraveLove.
She has found time to become a contributor for many travel and lifestyle publications, a social media entrepreneur, and a speaker at a variety of events. In 2010, Trinity won an Indonesia Travel & Tourism Awards as Indonesia’s Leading Travel Writer and was dubbed as ‘Heroine for Indonesian tourism’ by The Jakarta Post.
Trinity has a Bachelor Degree in Communications from Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, Indonesia, and was awarded an Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship to do her Master in Management at the Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines.
She has traveled to almost all the provinces of Indonesia as well as 64 countries around the world – and counting. She still thinks Indonesia is the best country she has ever visited.
- “The Naked Traveler (Catatan Backpacker Wanita Indonesia Keliling Dunia)” – Bentang Pustaka, Jun 2007, now 25th edition
- “The Naked Traveler 2” – Bentang Pustaka, Jan 2010, now 10th edition
- “Duo Hippo Dinamis: Tersesat di Byzantium” (Indonesia’s first graphic travelogue) – Bentang Pustaka, May 2010, now 3rd edition
- “The Journeys, Kisah Perjalanan Para Pencerita” (12 travel stories from 12 writers) – Gagas Media, April 2011, now 3rd edition
- “The Naked Traveler 3” – Bentang Pustaka, May 2011, now 3rd edition
- “TraveLove, Dari Ransel Turun ke Hati” (anthology of 9 travel writers on love) – Bentang Pustaka, May 2012
- “The Naked Traveler 4” – Bentang Pustaka, Sep 2012
- “The Naked Traveler, Across the Indonesian Archipelago” (in English Language) – Bentang Pustaka, Oct 2013
Get them in the book stores in Indonesia, or buy online at mizanstore.com.
Digital book of “The Naked Traveler” series can be downloaded from Android & iOS Apps, i.e. Wayang Force, Scoop, Indobook, Buqu, etc.
Awards & Recognitions
- 5 Most Important People in Indonesian Tourism - detikTravel Reader’s’ Choice, 5 Feb 2014
- Figur Inspiratif 2012 – Femina magazine, Oct 2012
- Indonesia Most Influential Personality in Social Media, Category: Travel - SWA magazine, 15 Mar 2012
- Participating author in Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Bali, 5-9 Oct 2011 & 11-15 Oct 2013
- Heroine for Indonesian Tourism – The Jakarta Post newspaper, 17 Jun 2011
- 7 Most Inspirational People in Tourism – JalanJalan magazine, Dec 2010
- Indonesia Leading Travel Writer – Indonesia Travel & Tourism Awards, Jakarta, 21 Oct 2010
- 12 Most Influential Indonesian Women on Twitter – Warta Ekonomi magazine, 23 Aug 2010
- Best Book 2008 – Cleo magazine, Dec 2008
- Finalist of Indonesia’s Best Blog Award 2007 in “Pesta Blogger” – Jakarta, 27 Oct 2007
Facebook: Trinity “The Naked Traveler”
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