5 Minutes With Amy Truong

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 Dreamsfocuses 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.”

Amy Truong photo
Amy Truong


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…

  • Vietnam
  • Iceland
  • Thailand

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…

Amy Truong photo
Amy Truong

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

Amy Truong photo
Amy Truong

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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McCool Travel presents tips from travel experts in our 5 Minutes travel interview series—featuring travel industry giants, super frequent travelers, and adventurous persons. Check out McCool Travel’s previous travel interviews. Previous 5 Minutes travel interview: JD Andrews
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