안녕! I’m Stephanie, also known as NieNie, which is a nickname I’ve had since age 10. I am a single 30 something hapa (mixed-race of Asian descent) California Native.
Do you ever feel like when you write about yourself, you are writing a dating profile? I don’t do a great job describing myself to people, however, I’m still hoping it’s still a match! Please swipe right! I love long walks on the beach, Netflix and Chill kind of girl, love to hike, puppies, not kids, former installation artist, and travel junkie…
Anyhoo, my passion for travel started young. Born and raised in California with family all over the world, my family and I started to travel since I was a young baby. My first international trip was visiting family in South Korea at the age of 1 and have visited every other year growing up. My father was in the military who met my Korean mother teaching English in South Korea. Both my parents as young adults lived abroad as expats and have given me the passion to travel often and frequently.
I am now embarking on my passion to travel by following in my Father’s footsteps. It is now my turn to move abroad and teach English in South Korea. Follow me as I make mistakes, explore the world, and live abroad as a plus-size woman living in a Korean world.
About Adventures with NieNie
Adventures with NieNie is a fun light-hearted travel blog about my travel experiences. My family and friends constantly wanted to know what I was up to. My travels are often frequently to the Philippines and South Korea which I am most knowledgeable about. I frequently share travel tips, must-see itineraries, mouth-watering food options, and inspiration for your next adventure.
I would consider myself an unconventional blogger in which I don’t believe in having a niche. As someone who is hapa, I never felt that has never been able to fit in a box (ie. ethnicity checkboxes). I live without borders, so why not create a blog that reflects that by being eclectic and going outside the box. On top of it all, I’m a plus-sized woman. As a plus-size and mixed-race blogger, I’m pushing against the boundaries of social norms. My goal is to inspire, create and motivate you as you embark on your next great adventure.
Cheers or as we say in Korean 건배!