Whoop, whoop! It’s Feature Friday once again 🙂 This week we have the pleasure of getting to know Rebecca! Rebecca is a fellow travel blogger who has been bitten by the travel bug. She’s visited several different countries, and that doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon! She is currently living in China, where she teaches college students, in addition to keeping up with her blog. Let’s find out what Rebecca has to share with us today:
1. Thank you for deciding to be a part of Feature Friday. Could you tell us a little about yourself and your blog?
My name is Rebecca, but most people call me Reb for short. I am a traveler blogger currently traveling China for the next two months, and I love inspiring and sharing my travels with people. I’ve only been blogging for about 2 months now, but I have been traveling my whole life. I have visited over 25 countries, and lived in 4.
2. Why did you decide to become a travel blogger?I decided to become a travel blogger because I wanted to document my trips and to create a way to share with my friends and family my travel stories and tips.
3. What do you love so much about travelling?I love that I am always learning and growing as I travel. Whether it’s from experience, culture, or the people you meet, there’s so much to see and learn.
4. Have you ever regretted doing something while travelling?Absolutely! I’m always making little mistakes while traveling– missing the right subway stop, getting confused with directions and accidentally taking the longer route, or forgetting to pack something. I regret these mistakes in the moment, but later they either become funny memories I laugh about or lessons I learn for my future travels.
5. What’s the scariest thing you’ve done while travelling?Cliff diving off waterfalls and canyons in the Philippines. I’m normally not afraid of heights, but when I had to jump several meters into a narrow canyon, my fear kicked in. I was really scared I would hit the wall on accident.
6. What is your most embarrassing travel story?I accidentally got locked in a Chinese garden in China and had to climb the wall to get out. I had quite an audience taking photos of me while I tried to climb over the wall.
7. Have you ever travelled solo? Would you do it again? If you haven’t, would you ever do it?
The first time I decided to travel alone was in Thailand right after college. It was one of the most amazing adventures. I love traveling with my friends and family, but traveling alone gives you something you won’t be able to experience in a group. I highly recommend people to try it once.
8. Out of all the cities & countries you’ve visited, which did you like the least? Why?Fort Hays, Kansas. I visited this city for work, but being a city girl, I was pretty bored being in an extremely small town.
9. Out of all the cities & countries you’ve visited, which did you like the most? Why?I would have to say my hometown– Los Angeles. You’re close to the beach, mountains, and the desert. It wasn’t until I left LA to travel the world that I realized how great LA is. When I go back home someday, I want to explore LA more.
10. If you had to choose one place to live for the rest of your life, where would it be, and why?I always have a difficult time answering this question because I honestly don’t know. Can I wish for teleportation powers instead? That way, I can live anywhere anytime.
11. Are there any social norms or practices you’ve encountered on your travels that you wish were normal in your native culture?
After living in Asia for over 4 years and not having to pay tip, I kind of wish this was the norm.
12. Is there anywhere you would not visit? Where, and why?No, if I get the chance to, I would love to travel everywhere. The reason I don’t always choose to go to certain areas of the world at a certain period of time is either because of cost or because I don’t want to worry my family.
13. What is one thing that is too large or impractical to travel with that you wish you could bring with your when you travel?I love this question! It’s so creative, but I’m surprisingly having a really difficult time thinking of an answer. Maybe it’s a reminder that I don’t really need a lot of stuff.
14. What does home mean to you?Over the years while living abroad, I struggled with this question a lot. I traveled around a lot and never really settled in one location, so the idea of a physical home was something I wasn’t really sure of. However, I realized home could mean a lot of different things. It can mean where the people you love are, where most of your child hood memories are, where you are currently stationed, and so on. I’ve come to embrace the term home in a lot of different ways.
15. What advice would you give an aspiring travel blogger?Just go for it. The hardest part for me was actually starting it. I dreamed about starting a blog for so long, but actually starting it took a long time.
Thank you Reb for taking the time to share with us some of your thoughts and your personal travel experiences. I genuinely enjoyed reading what you had to share 🙂 I’m going to be honest, I laughed trying to imagine you climbing over a wall in China in attempt to escape that garden. I hope it has become one of those stories you look back on and laugh! I also think it’s pretty cool that you like your hometown the most out of everywhere you’ve been! I’d love to explore Los Angles one day!
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Originally from Los Angeles, Rebecca is a travel blogger who loves exploring and appreciating culture and unexpected situations. She is currently exploring China for the next two months trying to visit as many cities and mountains as possible during her trip. Connect with Rebecca at the following: