5 Minutes With Nyssa, The Cultureur

For McCool Travel’s 40th travel profile, I am happy to present Nyssa C. She is founder of TheCultureur—a hybrid luxury and culture blog—and started the #SeeTheWorld Twitter chat. Nyssa has traveled extensively around the world and has lived, worked, studied, and volunteered in 5 countries. Her passion for luxury, adventure, and social issues is unique and compelling.
” The Cultureur is a luxury travel, culture, and lifestyle blog, employing a personal voice that complements a carefully curated collection of wanderlust wisdom, hotel intelligence, vibrant visuals, gourmet gastronomy, social snags, and cultural curiosities that has resulted from my travels. The Cultureur is an organic convergence of my interests, experiences, and passions that has fueled an insatiable appetite for not only the finer things in life, but also the hidden gems of a destination’s local culture. ”

Nyssa, Cultureur
Nyssa C., The Cultureur


Nyssa C.

Los Angeles
Always in my luggage…
my phone and a journal/pen
3 favorite home-away-from-home places…
London, Paris, and New York City — all for different reasons
A favorite travel memory is…
far too many, but one that stands out is working with rescued human trafficking victims in New Delhi on rehabilitation and reintegration
3 favorite travel brands…

  1. Tumi for my luggage needs
  2. Apple for my gadget needs
  3. Kayak for my ticketing needs

3 money-saving travel tactics I use are…

  1. collecting mileage and points
  2. traveling on weekdays
  3. signing up for alerts

3 ways that I have fun while traveling are…

  1. meeting and chatting with locals
  2. trying the local cuisine and cultural drinks (alcohol included!)
  3. people-watching at a pavement cafe

8 word (or less) travel mantra…
Luxury travel is about the experience, not just the appearance. (ok, I cheated — it’s more than 8)
My favorite non-travel website…
My second most-visited site on all my devices is Twitter, so I’ll go with that. Though it can be used for travel, it can be used for so much more than that.
most memorable souvenir …
my stories, my memories, and my photos
favorite cheap eat …
crepes in Paris — can’t go wrong with them!
recent discovery …
so many different delicious eats around Seattle!
I am fortunate to have met …
many individuals who have inspired me along my journey and challenged my ways of thinking.
I would like to meet …
anyone who shares my same joy and passion for travel

Nyssa, Cultureur
Nyssa C., The Cultureur

Thank you very much, Nyssa.
Follow Nyssa on Twitter, FacebookGoogle+Instagram, Pinterest, and TheCultureur.

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