About

 

I go by V. I'm 34 years old (as of 2016), a travel blogger/writer with a day job. I grew up in a working-class area called El Sereno (eastern-most part in the city of Los Angeles). Thanks to college I became curious about the cultures around the world. However with fashion school projects and a part-time job I wasn't able to travel yet. Many years later after quitting a very stressful job and an eco-friendly handbags business that I co-owned (think stuff you'll find on Etsy), I decided to start traveling to fulfill my curiosities of the world. 

I was inspired from taking my first solo trip and had the best trip of my life, thus far. Since then, I've joined Travbuddy meet-ups to meet more travelers. I've decided to make travel my 1st priority (behind sleeping & eating).

Traveling changed my entire life in a very positive way....mind, body, and soul. I've become more sociable and learned more about myself- more than any other experiences I've had. Meeting the locals in different countries inspires me tremendously. I am very happy I have found the courage to pursue this long-time dream and to share it with you readers of my blog.

FUN FACTS ABOUT ME

  • Bilingual: English + Cantonese [speak only]
  • Hong Kong heritage [i have relatives there]
  • Born in Los Angeles, California
  • Spanish language is always around and mostly in school so I had a confusing childhood [what am I?]
  • Learned how to use a fork first, not chopsticks
  • Not a morning person
  • I work a normal job
  • Minimalists
  • Experience > Things
  • Eclectic taste in music
  • Too many interests
  • I hate to cook but I love to bake 
  • Dog lover

COLLABORATIONS

Yahoo!'s Contributor Network SEE HERE FOR THE PUBLISHED ARTICLE

As Guest blogger for Gadventures blog,  "TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN TURKEY"

As Guest blogger/contributor for Dave's Travel Corner,  "VISITING THE ARMORY IN SAN FRANCISCO", "UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS", "MUSIC LOVERS AT THE iHEARTRADIO FESTIVAL""THE LUXURIOUS MGM GRAND""SAVORY EATS AT MGM GRAND"