Looking for inspiration? These 30 Asian women are creating travel content from stunning photography to award-winning books, articles, podcasts, and more. They are journalists, authors, writers, bloggers, photographers, videographers, keynote speakers, community builders, teachers, and beyond…so go follow these women right now!
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PS I’m On My Way (Trisha Velarmino)
Trisha is a storyteller, full-time eater, and a friend to many amazing women. Her blog has both English and Spanish content, mostly based on her personal stories about long-term traveling and how to sustain yourself on the road.
Bohemian Vagabond (Jackie Ueng)
Jackie is a real estate investor who spends time in an average of 6-10 different countries per year and has now traveled to over 60 countries. Her blog will take you off the beaten path through ethnography, travel tips, photography, videos and serve as a travel guide to all your future adventures.
Aj Fernando (Alexa)
Alexa shares pictures from her travels, scuba diving and captures everyday stories of people, places and culture.
Justine is a communications and marketing strategist whose expertise lies in growing organizations from the ground up through strategic digital marketing, compelling storytelling, and genuine community engagement with a lens of anti-oppression. She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Living Hyphen, an intimate journal that explores the experiences of hyphenated Canadians – that is, individuals who call Canada home but who have roots in often faraway places. I am a fierce advocate for equity and anti-oppression. My mission is to stir the conscience and spur social change.
Hu Travels the World (Nicole)
Nicole Nina Hu shares travel tips as a Gen Z Chinese American and as a solo traveler. She is a lover of film, travel, food, and media.
Geo Breeze Travel (Julia)
Julia is a travel hacking coach, speaker, Filipina – American, math nerd, and podcaster at Geobreeze Travel. She aims to spread the travel hacking lifestyle to populations underrepresented in larger travel hacking media.
The Marchesa Writes (Jules)
How Not to Travel like a Basic Bitch (Dr. Kiona)
How Not To Travel Like A Basic Bitch’s mission is to offer honest travel content to help other travelers feel more confident before they travel, while simultaneously checking privilege and providing a unique platform to learn about important issues from people actually impacting them. Dr. Kiona believes that if more people traveled, the more humans would have a mutual respect for each other; making the world more about love and less about hate.
Expat Panda (Aneesa)
Aneesa is the blogger she wanted to exist when she was younger, critical of cultural norms, truthful and transparent about travel and moving abroad as a woman with an African passport and Asian face. She is a teacher who has taught in 5 different countries and currently working on her PhD. Her blog is a safe space to discuss racism, intersectional identities, and many other insightful topics.
Cheemas Travel (Rani Cheema)
Rani is the CEO and Culinary Travel Curator at Cheema’s Travel, a boutique travel agency specializing in luxury culinary travel. She is determined to build a business helping others explore the world in a safe and immersive space through gastronomy and deeper connections.
Dose of Travel (Dr. Nabila)
Nabila got bit by the travel bug in college, after buying a one-way ticket to Madrid during finals in freshman year, she has never looked back! Since then, Nabila has traveled to 35 countries as a full-time student. The goal of her blog is for you to take a leap of faith and do something wild! She is there to be your cheerleader and mentor.
My Travel Anthropy (Anna)
Anna travels solo around the world combining her adventures with volunteering abroad, or what she calls My Travelanthropy! She encourages and helps you combine your own solo travels with philanthropic work by volunteering abroad. Through Anna’s blog, you will see how you can give back, see the world, gain international experience, see other cultures and ways to live, all while saving on travel costs in exchange for your skill-based volunteer work.
Tech Savvy Mama (Leticia Barr)
Leticia is the founder of Tech Savvy Mama and has a background in classroom technology integration and school administration. She uses everything she has learned from teaching children, teachers, and principals as a professional blogger, social media strategist, and freelance writer.
The Little Kitchn (Julie Tran Deily)
Julie loves to cook, bake, eat and share easy recipes, stories about her family (which includes her pets), and her travels. She is working as a full-time blogger, freelance recipe developer, and food photographer as well as consulting on blogs and social media! Julie loves to help people and meet new people from the places she travels to.
Alpha Jada (Jada Yuan)
Jada is a writer for The Washington Post’s Style section with a focus on national politics. She spent 2018 circumnavigating the globe as the inaugural 52 Places Traveler for the New York Times, reporting on every destination in the paper’s annual “52 Places to Go” list during a single year. That meant writing weekly columns while shooting her own photographs and video, and soaking up this incredible chance to meet kind people across six continents. Before that, she spent over a decade as a contributing editor and culture feature writer for New York Magazine and its websites. While there, she covered film festivals around the world, presidential conventions and the protests in Ferguson, Mo., as well as wrote essays about feminism and Asian American representation in film and television. Her cover stories and feature profiles have included Stevie Nicks, Samuel L. Jackson, Ava DuVernay and Bill Murray.
The Ridge Line Report (Lauren Chu)
Lauren uses her blog to share nuggets of knowledge and stories she has collected on her ongoing journey of doing stuff outside. Her goal is to help people spend meaningful time outside. The Ridgeline Report helps the young and the young at heart to embrace the outdoors. Through itineraries, gear reviews, guides, and stories, outdoor enthusiasts come to The Ridgeline Report for applicable advice founded on environmental justice, ethical travel, cultural immersion, and lived experience.
Wander Daughter (Astrid)
As a mother to three children, she knows how daunting the idea of family travel can seem. She is here to make travel more accessible and approachable to families. Astrid hopes that with her stories and tips, she can inspire you to take your kids out into the world and start exploring!
Dr. Anu Taranath
Dr. Anu is a speaker, facilitator, consultant, author, and educator specializing in issues of diversity, racial equity and social change. She believes in pushing the conversation without pushing folks away! As the daughter of immigrants who has grown up between two cultures, she often draws on her personal experience as a way to connect with and amplify the voices of those who have historically not been heard. As a scholar and academic, she also knows that racial equity work is challenging, emotional, institutional, and personal, and partners with clients for the long haul and strives to build inclusivity and collaboration, inviting as many people into the conversation as possible.
Sophia Hyder Hock
Sophia lives a life full of purpose and intention! Her business was borne out of a passion for travel and curiosity; to experience different cultures in a mindful and responsible way. As an avid traveller she has spent hours researching cultural nuances and etiquette to ensure she would feel comfortable and confident in any business or leisure setting. This concept has now morphed into a thriving business that offers customized diversity and inclusion, and cross-cultural communication training/workshops infused with wellness and self-awareness principles. Sophia’s ultimate goal is to live a life full of happiness and to motivate you to thrive in anything you do through mindful intention and awareness.
Mrs. Samantha Nelson
Samantha is the co-founder of Those Crazy Nelsons. They traded their white picket fence, soccer practices, and two car garage for living out of suitcases and nomadic traveling. In 2015 they hung up the travel gear, taking all the lessons they learnt on the road back with them into suburbia. But just because they’re staying put, doesn’t mean they’re settling back into life as it was. If the nomad life taught them that adventure is a way of life, joy is a perspective, and the people you love are your home. Now, they help busy families in suburbia travel more by creating easy itineraries for quick getaways!
Esther was born in Korea but grew up as a PK in the Midwest since she was 3. In 2010, she started sharing travel adventures on her wedding website, and in 2013, it became an outlet when she was in a career transition, lost, and spiraling into depression. She needed a new project, and Local Adventurer was a way to document her adventures after moving cross country. Esther’s friends described her as “indoorsy” until she started training for the 4-day hike to Machu Picchu. Since then, she’s gotten into hiking and climbing!
P Ketron (Pei Ketron)
Pei is a photographer, educator, speaker, and traveler based in San Francisco. Pei was born in Taiwan and raised in the Navajo Nation in Arizona as part of a biracial household. As a child, she spent summers enduring the monsoons of the tropics and the remainder of the year running barefoot in the deserts of the American southwest. After a decade teaching special education in the public school system, Pei now teaches photography classes privately and through companies such as Creative Live, the Image Flow, and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. She also serves as a photographic mentor for travel experiences with companies such as Passion Passport and has spoken at events such as Adobe MAX, SXSW, Alt Summit, and Start Conference.
Shivya (Shivya Nath)
Shivya has been called a storyteller, writer, photographer, digital nomad, Instagrammer, social entrepreneur, solo traveler, vegan and environmentalist. But in her heart, she says she’s just a girl who travels! In 2013, she gave up her home, sold most of her belongings, and began living nomadically. In 2015, she turned vegan and decided to cut out all animal products from her diet and lifestyle, realizing that it’s better for the animals, the planet, and her own body. In 2018, she published a book called The Shooting Star about her personal journey and how her travels have shaped her life choices. In 2019, Shivya launched The Shooting Star Clothing Collection inspired by sustainable travel that raises funds to grow forests in Uttarakhand. She believes in slow and sustainable travel, embracing local ways of life, spending time with indigenous communities, exploring places off the beaten path, and minimizing my environmental impact.
Eager Traveler (Preethi Chandrasekhar)
Preethi created The Eager Traveler blog to share her boutique travel adventures and tips for unique destinations. She designed a career in Marketing so that she can work remotely from anywhere in the world, thus allowing her to have the flexibility to travel whenever she wants to. Preethi’s mission is to inspire you to push past boundaries and explore the great outdoors, no matter your age, skill, or fitness level!
Runaway Juno (Juno Kim)
Juno was born and raised in Seoul, Republic Korea. Her Korean given name is Jiyeon(智娫), meaning ‘bright wisdom’, but due to the pronunciation difficulties, she goes by Juno! It’s been 12 years since she started Runaway Juno, and traveling the world was the strongest affirmation that the world is a better place than we see on news. There are people who are kind, generous, compassionate, wise, and inspirational, all over the world no matter what country they are from, what kind of skin color they have, or how old they are.
Rashmi is the founder of Wovoyage and traveling is a huge passion of hers. Rashmi came up with the idea of Wovoyage after seeing and experiencing the lack of safety and restrictions some women face while traveling! Wovoyage is a safe travel and tourism space for women and has women-friendly customized travel packages, from hotel bookings, their transportation (some women-driven cabs ) women guides, etc., Wovoyage takes care of it all! They not only provide a safe travel environment for women but also employ women-only staff so that more and more women can get employment. Rashmi is a woman who lives and strives to make her nation a better place.
I Am Aileen (Aileen Adalid)
At 21, she quit her corporate job in the Philippines to pursue her dreams of traveling the world and building her own remote business. She is a successful digital nomad, solo female traveler, blogger and vlogger who has been to all 7 continents. Aileen’s mission is to help show you that no matter the odds, it is absolutely possible to create a life of non-stop travel and establish financial independence with remote work. She helps you achieve these through her no-BS experiences and learnings, along with her tried-and-tested working resources, travel tips, hacks, guides, and MORE!
Traveling Jules (Juliana Broste)
Born in Korea she is an 11x Heartland Emmy Award-Winning Travel Video Journalist, producer, shooter, writer, editor, and host. She’s known for her high energy, and high-quality travel films with signature style. You’ll recognize this fierce, fearless female filmmaker with an armful of camera gear and pink lipstick!
Rise Travel Institute (Vincie Ho)
Vincie (she/her/hers), a humane educator and social justice advocate, founded RISE Travel Institute in June 2020 with the commitment to engage young people in important conversations around human rights, animal protection and environmental sustainability in the context of travel. She is also the creator of Paths Crossing, a card game designed to foster cross-cultural connections and inspire mindful travel decisions. She has been involved with Impact Travel Alliance since 2018 and currently holds the position of Chapter Engagement Lead on their global team.
Melissa Lee is the Founder and CEO of Green Program. She’s a traveler, diver, &, advocate for sustainable development and says she’s on a mission to reshape higher ed and to create meaningful experiences through sustainability education.
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