Ever wondered what it would be like to ride a camel in the Sahara with a local nomad tribe? Or to explore the pagodas of a small Cantonese village protected by UNESCO with a local family that has lived there for multiple generations? What about retreating to the north shore Kauai without care, knowing you're carrying all the local secrets and hot spots in your pocket?
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I have traveled to more than 35 countries and experiences the best my destinations have to offer by choosing the unchartered path and I will share this expertise with you. Whether you're planning a honeymoon in Cambodia, a weekend in Sonoma or a month in Spain, I can help provide you with a custom guide to your destination that you won't find elsewhere online or in guidebooks.
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I am passionate about bringing people together and creating greater access to discovery and experience worldwide. I was formerly a researcher at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, I received my masters in journalism from Columbia University and have traveled to more than 35 countries. Cantonese is my first language and by the time I was 5 I spoke Cantonese, English, Spanish and Hebrew. I grew up in Berkeley California and have lived across the Bay in San Francisco for the last four years. I spent more than seven years living in New York City, which is still home to me in many ways. I have spent months living in Paris, Barcelona and Madrid and hope to move back to Paris someday longer-term, if I can improve my French. One of my favorite travel experiences was a 3-month long trip that started in a 10-day prayer for peace in a monastery in Tibet and then took me to Southeast Asia for the first time, where I explored the Thai island, Ko Chang, the famous Cambodian ruins, Angkor Wat and traveled from the South to the North of Vietnam, where Nathalie Miller hosted me and showed me the best time I could ever imagine. It was then that I realized how life-changing it can be to experience a new place through the eyes of a local insider. It transforms your experience and yourself --- you go from being an outsider, to an insider yourself. I look back on all my travel experiences with incredible fondness and hope --- traveling and connecting with new people over something surprising your share in common is one of the greatest gifts in life, and truly can lead to sustained happiness. Full profile
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