My name is Leslie and I am a creative wanderer based in Los Angeles. After graduating in 2015, I decided to dedicate some time to enriching my life personally through travel in hopes of understanding more about the world and about myself. So I moved out of my apartment, dumped my stuff in my childhood bedroom and set off to adventure. Because creativity is my guilty pleasure, I decided to revamp my old blog and document my travels to the digital world. Unlike many bloggers out there, I don't travel full time. This site helps quench a little bit of my wanderlust while I'm at home. I hope it can be a resource and inspiration to you too! Let me know what you think, where you've been, and what's on your list!
Where are you headed next? Probably somewhere close. The ultimate goal is to hit every destination on my 2017 shortlist, but we'll see!
What camera do you use? Some of the older posts are taken with my Nikon 1 J3, my compact DSLR which I love for traveling because it is small and light. Last year, I bought a Nikon D5300, so most of my posts feature photos from this camera. Occasionally, an iPhone photo will sneak in!
What do you use to edit your photos? Every photo on this blog has gone through Adobe Photoshop in some way shape or form. Most of my illustrations are done in Adobe Illustrator and embellished in Photoshop, but some are hand drawn and then digitized.
Where have you been? Growing up, I would visit Taiwan almost every year, so it is truly a home away from home. In 2014, I studied abroad in Paris (but still have so much to explore). Last year to celebrate freedom and fend off adulthood, I ran away to Croatia for six weeks! I love going on long trips and traveling to destinations many times to develop a relationship with a place.
What’s on your travel bucket list? Greece is still at the top of my list, closely followed by China, Morocco, Portugal, Thailand, Turkey and Russia. Within the US, I am still trying to figure out how to "permanently travel" to NYC.
Are you up for a collaboration? I sure am! You can reach out to me here to talk about how we can work together.
I also do freelance graphic design. Check out my portfolio site here for samples of my work.
Do you take submissions? Right now I'm mostly focused on building out my brand and vision, but if you feel that your content would fit will with my brand, please reach out and we'll chat!