What’s on your to-do list for the coming four weeks? Cut back on coffee? Get to work on time? How about camping out on the Great Wall of China? This may sound ambitious to some, but for American travel blogger, Reb, it is soon to be a reality.
Having lived in a total of four countries and a guest to 25, Reb is somewhat of a world traveller and will be on the constant go for the next few months, at least.
Although she only recently started up her blog REBMINLU, she fooled us to be a long time expert. With an ultra-neat and well-written site, Reb is already presenting herself like a pro. Cudos to you, Rebecca Chun!
We flicked her through a few questions about her travellers and here is what she had to say….
Introducing Reb Chun
My name is Rebecca, but most people call me Reb for short. I have lived in 4 and visited over 25 countries. Recently, I decided to start a travel blog to journal my adventures and to share my experiences. I wish I started this earlier in my travels, but never too late, right?
I am an LA girl at heart, but currently moving around the world. I don’t know where I will end up next, but I hope you can join me in my travels.
1. Why do you choose to travel?
I decide to travel because I can. When I travel, I am reminded of the beauty in people and the world. I’m humbled and reminded how small I am. I’m constantly being shaped by learning from new settings, culture, and relationships.
2. Where in the world are you now?
At the moment, I am currently traveling around China for the next few months. China is an amazing country, and extremely grand both culturally and regarding size. I will be traveling until June, yet I still feel like I don’t have enough time to see everything I want to see. In the next few months, my goal is to see the infamous pandas in Chengdu, live with a Tibetan host family, camp out in a tent on the Great Wall, participate in the Shaolin Temple, and walk across the glass bridge in Zhangjiajie.
3. How long have you been on the road?
After graduating university, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, especially career wise. Feeling upset that I felt lost, I bought a one-way ticket to Thailand to do some volunteer work. The rest is history, and I have been living and traveling abroad ever since then
4. What is your favourite travel quote?
“Travel is rebellion in its purest form. We follow our heart. We free ourselves of labels. We lose control willingly. We trade a role for reality. We love the unfamiliar. We trust strangers. We own only what we can carry. We search for better questions, not answers. We truly graduate. We sometimes, choose never to come back.” -Anonymous
5. Your favourite social media platform?
My favorite social media platform has been Instagram. I love that I can record and share my travel photos with my friends, family, and other travelers. It’s amazing how easy it is to connect with other travelers through social media to exchange tips and information while travelling. I’ve met some pretty awesome people via Instagram.
6. What are your travel essentials?
Hammock– and your other essentials–but let me tell you, you should invest in a good hammock! I’ve taken my hammock around the world, and it has been amazing. Once I was stranded on an island in the Philippines, and it was great because I just hung out in my hammock with a book all day. There are trees all over the world and stars that need to be seen¬–use a hammock.
7. What is your top tip for a first-time traveller ?
Just go for it! I’ve heard so many people tell me they want to travel, but… (you can fill in the blank). There are so many reasons why you shouldn’t travel, but there are more reasons why you should travel. Yes, it’s uncomfortable and scary, but I promise you, you will gain and learn so much more about the world and yourself. Don’t let your fears hinder you from going.
8. Can you tell us about a time travel has gone wrong?
Over the years, I’ve become very particular about who I travel with. Who you travel with could make or break your trip. The worst travel experience for me was when I traveled with someone who complained the entire trip. When you complain, it’s contagious, and it influences the way other people think too.
9. Best food you have eaten on the road and in what country?
I can’t choose. This is too hard. I think I have a favorite dish or two in every country I’ve visited. I don’t think I have ONE favorite food.
Find Reb on Social Media
What do you think? Are you someone who is considering travelling but constantly finding reasons not to? Does Reb’s words encourage you to step out and just do it?
Make sure you show her some love in the comments below. If you’re interested in reading more interviews like this one, please click on the link x