Pennsylvania

Meet: Kae Lani Kennedy

Meet: Kae Lani Kennedy

Name & Age? Kae Lani Kennedy, 26

Where's home? Philadelphia, PA

What was/is your last/current trip? I recently went to Panama where I spoke at the Blogger Influencer Week LATAM. Social Media, Blogging, and Influencer campaigns for the travel industry is still a new concept. So it was very exciting to share my passion of digital storytelling with an audience who was so excited to unleash their creativity on social media platforms. After the conference I traveled around the country, visiting the jungles and beaches of Venao, a popular destination for surfers from around the world. I never really got surfer culture. Their laid back lifestyle was a bit too chill for me. But after spending several days at a surfer camp, I must say, my East Coast, Type-A heart melted to let the surfer vibes in

Meet: Jasmine Reese

Meet: Jasmine Reese

Name & age? Jasmine Reese, 27 years old

Where's home? Indiana

What got you started? I wanted to travel, get out of a routine and learn to believe in myself again. Bicycle touring, when I came across the activity on the web, seemed to be the only thing that fulfilled my needs all around. I could travel inexpensively; I could lose weight; I could challenge myself, learning patience, perseverance and self-sufficiency; I could meet tons of people. And ultimately, when all was said and one, I knew I'd be the confident woman I started to lose in the monotony of everyday academic and work life. I thought to myself, if I can accomplish this, then I can do anything I set my mind to. My biggest dream is to be a professional violinist, but I started to lose hope in that dream. Bicycling seemed to rekindle that fire.