My name is Selina and welcome to Selinamusings! At the urging of my sister and friends, I decided to start this travel blog for others who love international travel and want to do so responsibly. You can read about my adventures, travel advice, and general rantings on this blog. I’m currently based in Utah after living in Vietnam for two years where I helped found The Lab.
I’m a dancer, snowboarder, bookworm, Scrabble enthusiast, novice soccer player, and lover of all things outdoors.
The first time I traveled abroad, I was 20 years old. I went to Beijing for a semester as a study abroad student and like most study abroad students, I spent most of my time in my international student bubble. At 22, I spent 9 months in Asia on an experiential educational and cultural program where I traveled and studied in South Korea, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mongolia, Malaysia, Thailand, and India. This experience was not only eye-opening but life changing. I became an experienced traveler who not only could expertly pack a bag and navigate life not knowing the local language, but I realized the part that I play as someone going to a country that is not mine, and what that means to me and those I encounter along the way. I try to be as culturally conscious as possible when I travel. I interact with as many locals as I can and I try to learn something new everywhere I go. My travel philosophies include: “travel light,” “do as the locals do,” and “living out of a suitcase is no excuse to look homeless.”