Exuberant and outgoing, Scuba Mami has been a trover since early 2012. She’s shared over 1300 discoveries to date and is a familiar face to many in this adventurer’s clubhouse.
Some envious travelers might say she's cracked the code to the ultimate travel lifestyle: Scuba travels for about six weeks per year (and snaps hundreds of incredible photos), and manages to maintain a "regular" 9-5 office job.
How does she do it? We grabbed a few wise words from our veteran globetrotter.
Traveler Name: Scuba Mami
Location: The Big Apple
#1 travel accessory: My camera
Scuba recently took a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Papua New Guinea.
She calls it “the Final Frontier for real travelers,” for its broad tribal diversity and how few travelers count it among their travels. (Papua New Guinea attracts just 70,000 visitors annually.)
How does PNG compare to other places you've been?
Papua New Guinea is like Star Trek. It's the Final Frontier. PNG is the destination to “boldly go” where most people have not gone before… cue the music!
Is it for everybody?
No. If you want Disney, or the Caribbean, or modern Europe, PNG is not for you.
Tips to future PNG visitors?
You MUST be with a guide AT ALL TIMES if not in an enclosed resort.
Land is everything in PNG. If you go on someone's land without a guide, it's like walking into someone’s house without their permission.
However, if you are with a guide, this gives you “permission” to walk/drive through their lands. With this “official entry pass,” their smiles and curiosity about you and what you think about their country will absolutely melt your heart.
See more of Scuba’s PNG adventures on her Trover List "Another Happy Nomad Adventure – Papua New Guinea".