Name: Christine Chang
Profession: Co-founder of Glow Recipe
Have a thin shawl or blanket for the plane and don’t forget your sunscreen.
Favorite travel memory?
My first trip to Europe as a child, with my family was an incredibly eye-opening visual and culinary experience.
Bucket List Destination?
South Africa, to see the Great Migration
Favorite off-the-beaten-path spot?
The Maldives: While not truly off-the-beaten-path, the week I spent there felt like I was on a mystical, private island.
What kind of traveler are you?
A mix of budget and luxe, I enjoy riding local buses and trams and going to street markets, but prefer a decent hotel where I can get some rest.
Funniest travel story?
After trekking up the Great Wall with a group of friends from my Hong Kong study abroad program, we went to an Uyghur restaurant for dinner. Little did we know that after dinner, the long wooden tables would be cleared for table-top dancing. Everyone from children to senior citizens danced with absolute abandon … and we joined them, of course!
Best meal you’ve had on your travels?
My favorite cuisine will always be Korean — there’s a small restaurant next to the Bosung green tea fields that serves an incredible mixture of light, crisp farm vegetables drizzled with warm sesame oil on a bed of rice. Heaven. And the green tea — earthy and bittersweet — that I’ve tasted there is a sensory experience beyond any other.
Craziest thing you’ve done while traveling?
I drove a moped in Malaysia. Considering I still don’t have a driver’s license, and riding a bike was a distant childhood memory, it involved a lot of wobbling.
Favorite item collected from your travels?
Disneyworld, with my daughter
Santa Monica, California, has such an incredible array of restaurants and bars, it can be difficult to choose one. Rustic Canyon on Wilshire Boulevard makes it easy to decide; the restaurant manages to clearly set itself apart from the rest.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Many travelers are exchanging their regular home lives for a more exciting life abroad. However, no matter where in the world you visit, money is needed to live a comfortable life. Gaining work experience abroad can diversity a resume and open opportunities worldwide. For travelers who wish to live a more nomadic lifestyle, getting a short-term job in a country is also a great option. This will ensure travelers have enough money to get by and give them experience. Before leaving for a country or while in a foreign land, travelers can use the internet to find jobs or local resources.
One of the best ways to experience and learn more about a culture is by looking for and picking through the local markets. Depending on the destination, markets can be found in the out-of-the-way nooks and crannies of larger cities or can function as attractions on their own merit.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.