Sunset view from the streets of Oia in Santorini

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A DIY guide to help you live a travel-filled life
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Hi, I'm Jina!

I'm a 32 year old, California native who was bitten by the travel bug when I was 4.

Travel has been a big part of my life and has taken many forms over the past 3 decades. I love DIY travel, which has allowed me to travel as a broke college student, a teacher with summer vacations only, and a busy working professional squeezing in trips with girlfriends, family, and loved ones creating new core memories along the journey.

Nowadays, I'm a techie working a 9-5 and living in Silicon Valley. When I'm not busy figuring out how to maximize my PTO, I love to explore new places and bites in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Selfie at Gyeongbokgung Palace