Trinity

Peru

Trinity is Indonesia’s leading travel writer and blogger with 14 national best-selling books including The Naked Traveler series which was adapted into a movie titled Trinity, The Nekad Traveler.

In 2005, she started Indonesia’s first travel blog at naked-traveler.com, which by 2007 had attracted the notice of publishers. 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 was still quite rare at the time. Trinity chose “naked” in the title because it means something that is not shielded and glossed over. “Naked” is also a pun from Indonesian word “nekad” (reckless).

The Naked Traveler series now has seven 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, TraveLove, The Naked Traveler Anthology, and The Naked Traveler Anthology: Horror. Recently she published 69 Cara Traveling Gratis (69 Ways to Travel Free) for the Millennials.

Previously, she was an English-Indonesian literary translator, copy writer, Editor in Chief of Venture travel magazine, Radio Personality of Indika FM, regular contributor of Yahoo! Travel, and columnist of JalanJalan magazine. She is now a TV host of Naked Traveler on MNC Food Travel channel about her one year round-the-world trip, contributor for magazines such as Colours (Garuda Inflight Magazine) and DestinAsian Indonesia, and still actively writing her blog.

Trinity won an Indonesia Travel & Tourism Awards as Indonesia’s Leading Travel Writer in 2010 and was voted as one of 5 Most Important Persons in Indonesian Tourism by detikTravel Readers’ Choice in 2014. With hundreds of thousands of followers, Trinity is one of Indonesia’s most influential persons in social media. She was acclaimed as one of 12 Most Influential Indonesian Women on Twitter by Swa magazine in 2010 and a nominee in RCTI Social Media Awards 2016.

Her life inspired many, became a sought-after speaker at a variety of events on blogging, tourism, and passion. She was a participating author at Indonesia’s biggest literary festivals; Ubud Writers & Readers Festival and Makassar International Writers Festival. She was one of 70 top Indonesian authors participating in Frankfurt Book Fair 2015 to promote Indonesian literary in the world’s biggest book fair.

Trinity’s love of writing began when she was 6 years old; she consistently took a role as a journalist in school newspapers from primary school until she was in university. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia, and was awarded an Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship to do her Master in Management at the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines.