Hello there! I’m Daphne. Like most kids born to into an immigrant family I’ve always felt like I straddled two disparate worlds that wouldn’t reconcile. Over the years I’ve tried to understand my own identity and how I fit in.. and while that’s a journey that may never end, it’s lead me to loving traveling and exploring new cultures, foods, and ways of life. I take every opportunity I can to travel and I dream of one day being an international lawyer that can globe trot for the rest of her life.
I made this blog to share helpful tips I’ve learned through trial and error, and to celebrate culture and beauty in all its forms. In pursuit of that goal I hope to put boots on all 196 countries, and so far I’ve been to:
- China (a few times now)
- Japan (twice)
- The Philippines (over a dozen times, for varying lengths of time)
- South Korea
- The United States (where I was born and raised!)
I’ve had some pretty amazing adventures. I joined an emergency humanitarian mission in the Philippines after a typhoon devastated the region in 2013. I’ve been tricked into teaching English in Thailand. I slept in the woods of Yellow Mountain, China (before finding shelter in a supply closet). I’ve enjoyed hot springs in Taiwan while celebrating Christmas. I’ve gotten lost in the suicide forest of Japan, that sits in the shadows of Mt. Fuji. I sand boarded down the dunes of the Sahara. I’ve gotten tattoos by a monk and a tattoo master of a head hunting tribe. I’ve made so many memories traveling, that nothing else really compares! And I have so many more adventures planned.
As you might be able to tell, I adore Asia. Ben and I got engaged in in Zhujiajiao, China, and married at the Shangri-la in Boracay, Philippines. We honeymooned across the North of Vietnam, slowly working our way to Hue. But our sights are now set on South America — particularly Peru and the Amazon!
I’m very open to chatting with other bloggers and travelers. Feel free to inquire about my custom made itineraries, too! I love making them and the more practice the better.