WE WON A WEBBY AWARD!!

Inline image 3“If brevity is the soul of wit, then The Webby Awards might be the wittiest show of all time.”  as The Wall Street Journal so perfectly described The Webby Awards. From the quirky five word speech made by House of Cards creators Kevin Spacey and Dana Burnett “The Oscars should do this” to the inspiring “Curiosity kills ignorance. Encourage science” speech by Mars Curiosity Rover. The Webby’s had an eccentric crowd of very intelligent and talented innovators who the host described as the “1% of the internet”.

As most of you know, I hosted the The Vagabond Project, which is a web-based video series for active, adventurous cool young adults who have the desire to see the world through the eyes of a local… not in that boring touristy way! The first season was shot in and around Hong Kong & Beijing. It was my job, along with the The Vagabond Project team to spread the word global travel savoirfaire; including art, music, fashion, food, adventure, nightlife, architecture, people, and lifestyles.

I have to say, being a winner among so many other amazingly talented winners such as, Jerry Seinfeld, Inline image 3 Frank Ocean WEBBY PERSON OF THE YEAR, and Steve White’s Inline image 1 amazing award Webby Lifetime Achievement is a marvelous and surreal feeling. It was an unforgettable evening full of positive energy, especially the fact that our producer Cassandra Chan came all the way from Honk Kong to share this accomplishment with us. Winning the Webby for Best Travel and Adventure, the first season has been a HUGE honor and suprise! I cant wait to shoot more! The future is looking great for The Vagabond Project captivating tourism boards and global brands to encourage travel content for ambitious world travelers. If you want to keep up with us and see what we are up to check us out at: http://thevagabondproject.tv

Hey, you never know, you might get inspired to get on a plane and explore this unbelievably diverse and fun world we live in! 🙂

 

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VOTE for Me?! The Webby Awards +The Vagabond Project

I’ve got big news, friends! The travel show that I host is an official nominee of The Webby Awards! This year they received 11,000 entries from 60 different countries and WE, The Vagabond Project, are one of FIVE videos selected in the Online Film/Video: Travel & Adventure category! Not only are we incredibly honored, we are extremely excited! We are up for two awards… The Webby Award and People’s Voice Award! Help us to win by voting?! Its quick and easy! I promise! xoxo

VOTE HERE: http://bit.ly/webbyVagabond

The Vagabond Project is out!!

I’m so excited to finally watch the webisodes that I shot in Beijing/Hong Kong. I had so much fun shooting everyday! The team did such a great job and each guide really teaches us viewers what we need to know when traveling to Beijing and Hong Kong! It was so much fun, but a great learning experience that I hope to share with all you travel lovers as well!
This video is one of my faves! I was soooo determined to get up on the board… Pretty emabassing what happens in this one!

 

First Night in Hong Kong VIDEO! :)


My first night was a whirlwind! I was SUPER tired but how could I just go to sleep?! Even though I hadn’t met with any friends I decided to head out on my own and hit the town!! I did meet a group early on, but quickly found out that most people in China do not like being on camera what so ever! SOOOOO in this video Im only going to show me to protect their privacy!

 

 

Travel tips as I find them…

Here are some things that I am finding out on my trip that may be helpful to know for when you go to China (Hong Kong and Beijing)…

  • Tip: if coming from the city (manhattan) and flying during the day from Newark… DO NOT take a yellow cab. With cab fares $75+ and heavy traffic taking the train to Newark is your best bet for cost and time. However if you don’t like taking the train I recommend that you hire a private car and schedule to leave 3 hours before your flight if flying internationally.
  • Plugs- not all planes have them. When going on a long flight make sure you go online and look under amenities and then “connectivity” to see what seats include power. For example on the 777 that I am on currently, there are only plugs in the first and last 20 seats… With a 16 hr flight I recommend you try to move your seat accordingly.
  • Outside of the states ALOT of the websites that you might visit regularly are not avaiable. For example although Google and Facebook ARE AVAILABLE; Pandora.com and Chase.com are not! So make sure you iTunes are full and download the Chase mobile app if you bank with them in the states.
  • No matter how big the city… if I were you DONT drink tap water! It might be “ok” to drink but it will ALWAYS be very different from the water that you are used to which will take time to get used to no matter where in the world you go!