About Shariful

Hey there, fellow solo traveler!  

Welcome to He Travels Solo, your go-to destination for all things solo travel. 

Here, you can expect to find practical tips, engaging stories, and invaluable insights that transform your solo trips from good to extraordinary. 

Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or a newbie wanderer, this blog is tailored just for you because it provides a personalized blend of practical advice, captivating narratives, and unique insights tailored to enhance solo travel experiences.

Why Travel Solo and Why This Blog? 

One word: Freedom. 

Picture this: no itinerary dictated by anyone else, no compromises on what to see or do, and no waiting around for companions to catch up.  

When you travel solo, the world is your oyster, and you have the reins firmly in your hands. 

And that’s just one layer of it. 

Solo travel isn’t just about visiting new places; it’s a journey of self-discovery and empowerment.  

It’s about pushing past your comfort zone, embracing the unknown, and realizing just how capable and resilient you truly are.  

Plus, let’s not forget the unparalleled sense of accomplishment that comes from navigating foreign lands all on your own. Fully independent. 

And that’s the reason for having this website as well: Independence. 

For me, independence isn’t just a buzzword—it’s a way of life.  

I’ve always been drawn to the freedom that comes with charting my own path and exploring the world on my own terms.  

And that’s exactly why I opened this blog—to help fellow travelers like you harness the power of independence and embark on your own epic adventures. 

You see, my passion for independence isn’t just a passing fancy—it’s ingrained in everything I do.  

From crafting detailed guides to sharing personal anecdotes, every post on this blog is designed to empower you to break free from the constraints of traditional travel and embrace the thrill of solo exploration. 

Wait Wait Wait… Have I Introduced Myself Yet? 

About Shariful

Hi, my name is Shariful Haque. 

24th May, 2019. The day everything changed for me. 

I was in the 2nd year of my bachelor’s in engineering when I was coming home and suffered a heart attack. 

It wasn’t life-threatening but definitely life-shaking. 

It let me realize how finite my time on earth is and how little I have really lived my life on my own terms. 

From my childhood, I was given a straight path: 

Go to school -> Study hard -> Get good grades -> Get to college -> Get a job -> Success 

But was I really happy doing this? 


Every time I asked myself this question, the answer always came NO. 

But what did I really want? 

To explore the world. 

To live on my own terms. 

To be independent and free. 

And hence, I decided.  

I was going to begin traveling. 

But where? 

And how can a broke 20-year-old with no money travel? 

After a lot of destination research and reading online blogs my heart stopped at Tokyo, Japan. 

This is where I wanted my first trip to be. 

So, I sold my Lenovo laptop which my parents gifted me for bachelor’s, and flew. 

With no plans of where I will live and how I will manage. 

And it was the best decision of my life. 

Now, The Question is – How did I Manage? 

About Shariful

Before flying to Japan my plan was simple.  

I will teach English in Tokyo as my English is pretty good and I love the language. 

Or second, I’ll do pet sitting. Since I love pets. 

I had already found an English teaching job at GaijinJobs

The money was good enough to sustain my adventures. 

Now, of course, it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. 

I talk more about my Tokyo adventures here. [coming soon 😉 ] 

But, the dream was born. 

The dream to never stop traveling. 

The dream to be free and independent. 

Uncovering more destinations. 

Flying to more countries, experiencing more cultures. 

Without letting money or my fears be a limitation. 

And since, then I’ve traveled to 18 more countries in the last 5 years. 

All the countries I’ve traveled so far: 









Sri Lanka 





Puerto Rico 



Czech Republic 



And no I’m not some rich person. 

I don’t have a blue-collar job or a website that’s making me money (yet😊) 

I sustain all my travel adventures by selling online gigs on fiverr and upwork or from online remote jobs from Remote.co and Zirtual. 

What kind of gigs do I sell on these places?  

Writing, editing, and copywriting. 

Worst case scenario, if the moolah is coming from nowhere, I rely on Couchsurfing and local jobs. 

Now, I don’t want to bore you with more details.  

This is just to show you that money is no limitation. 

Your degree is no limitation. 

And certainly, traveling alone is no limitation. 

Once you’re ready to be free from all these limitations, you can start reading my articles on how to be a solo traveler

You can also follow me on Pinterest, X, and Linkedin

And if you want to buy any gig from me, you can certainly contact me on Fiverr