For McCool Travel’s 37th travel interview, I am happy to present Amy Truong. I met Amy at a local travel event and was immediately impressed. Amy is adventurous, passionate, and radiates excitement about travel and life. Since I would like to increase visits to my website, I must mention Amy is a former FHM model.
I am thrilled that she participated in my Q&A because I sense Amy Truong is figuratively “going places.” Her website, Generic Dreams, focuses on inspiring people to take a break from their daily working lives to explore the world and live with a little more adventure + happiness.
Amy’s quick bio:
“Amy is a travel lover, thrill seeker, and creative minx. Besides her love for travel, she enjoys yoga, music festivals, and sipping on a cold glass of chardonnay while curled up with a good book. She is in the works of becoming a digital nomad and deciding where her next travel destination will be.”
McCool Travel Interview with Amy Truong
Hometown Born in the SF Bay area but raised in Northern VA/Washington DC
Always in my luggage…
My kindle for long flights or rides, my journal with a slick pen for jotting down my notes/thoughts, and my camera of course.
3 favorite home-away-from-home places…
A favorite travel memory is…
My goodness…so many great memories! I do have to say one was my first solo trip to Vietnam. I was hanging out on a junk boat in Halong Bay watching the rock formations appear with a blue cloudless sky in the background. Just sitting there in peace & quiet, enjoying my solitude.
3 favorite travel brands…
3 money-saving travel tactics I use are…
collect credit cards to get points for airfare (the Chase Sapphire Preferred) and take advantage of open jaw ticketing when I book flights.
sign up for all the flight deals/alerts websites like TravelZoo and The Flight Deal.
also use AirBnB whenever I can.
3 ways that I have fun while traveling are…
Lots of eating and drinking! I love trying the local specialties and wine/beer. People-watching of course is a must, I’m always entertained.
8 word (or less) travel mantra…
“Roll with the punches baby”
My favorite non-travel website…
Zen Habits, Reddit, and LifeHack
most memorable souvenir …
always my photos!
favorite cheap eat …
whatever the locals are eating
recent discovery …
I just discovered what a wonderful place Malta is.
Yes, Amy, roll with the punches! Thank you very much.
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